Carpentry Apprenticeship Program Outline

Apprentices work as apprentice carpenters and come to VIU for 7 weeks each year for technical training. To find out how to register for technical training, please visit our Apprenticeship programs or call 250-740-6227. Each level is associated with a 7-week technical training sessions. The 4 levels of the apprenticeship program are listed below:

Level 1 (7 weeks)

  • Safe Work Practices
  • Documentation and Organizational Skills
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Survey Instruments
  • Rigging & Hoisting Equipment
  • Site Layout
  • Concrete Formwork
  • Wood Frame Construction
  • Building Science

Level 2 (7 weeks)

  • Documentation and Organizational Skills
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Survey Instruments
  • Site Layout
  • Concrete Formwork
  • Wood Frame Construction
  • Finishing Materials
  • Building Science

Level 3 (7 weeks)

  • Documentation and Organizational Skills
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Site Layout
  • Concrete Formwork
  • Wood Frame Construction
  • Finishing Materials

Level 4 (7 weeks)

  • Documentation and Organizational Skills
  • Survey Instruments
  • Site Layout
  • Wood Frame Construction
  • Finishing Materials
  • Building Science

Note: apprentices who graduate from the Carpentry Foundation program receive credit for level 1 apprenticeship.

Upon successful completion of all 4 years of technical training, verification of work based training hours, successful completion of the Interprovincial Exam, students will receive their Carpentry Red Seal Certification from the Industry Training Authority.