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Carpentry Program

This program will cover the basic knowledge and hands-on skills required for students to find an exciting new career in Carpentry. It will focus on all aspects of residential construction, and students will utilize numerous different building materials and tools. In residential construction, carpenters are exposed to all aspects of the build from layout, right through to interior finishes.

General Information




1 Semester (26 Weeks)

Jackson’s Point


Intake Information

Start date

Program Size

Registration Closes

Next Term      

July 5, 2021

15 Spots


January 2022    

Program Description

Upon entering this program students will be exposed to a hands-on learning experience they have never seen before. Students will have the opportunity to construct full scale modular homes, that will be going up on building sites throughout York and surrounding regions. They will also work alongside seven other trades allowing them to be jobsite confident. 

The primary focus of this program will be on residential carpentry; however, many training techniques are easily carried over to the commercial field if graduating students choose that career path. Carpentry is an exciting, rewarding and fulfilling career that can challenge you both physically and mentally on a daily basis.

Career Opportunities


Carpenters have numerous avenues for potential employment in both residential, commercial and industrial applications. Carpentry is a vast trade that has students exposed to many different construction areas which provides an endless list of job opportunities. Some of these jobs include:

  • Residential Framing
  • Timber Framing
  • Custom Home Building
  • Concrete Form Work
  • Interior Finishes
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Window and door installation
  • Renovation work
  • Deck and Fence Installation
  • Agricultural Sector
  • Scaffolding

The list of potential jobs is endless, and the demand for skilled carpenters is stronger than ever. Carpentry plays a key role in every single stationary structure that is built, and every existing structure requires skilled carpenters to maintain, renovate and repair.

For more information about this career, visit the Ontario Labour Service page: General Carpenter

Admission Information


Admission requirements

  • Grade 10 Math (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (18 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants must also be residents of Ontario and eligible to work in Canada. 

Additional Courses Included

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Academic Upgrading
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Interview Preparation
  • Resume Writing
  • Working from Heights
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Confined Spaces Awareness
  • Lock Out /Tag Out
  • Other Safety Training as Required by Program