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Carpentry Foundation

Provider:​​ Delivered at North Island College (NIC)
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Location: Courtenay campus
Program start date:  ​January, Semester 2 of Grade 12  year ​
Times: ​​Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Cost to student: approximately $1,186 for textbooks and gear
Prerequisite(s): C in English 10,C in one of Principles of Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10, Applications of Math 11, Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Foundations of Math 11
Grad Credits: ​24
​*No break over high school Spring Break*



A carpentry apprentice must complete a four-year program including 6480 workplace hours and 720 in-school hours of training completed in four levels of training, each for six weeks. After completion and achievement of a passing grade, the apprentice will hold the B.C.Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement also known as Red Seal.