This program starts you off with academic upgrading, then carpentry trades training – both theory and practical, and concludes with on-the-job technical training. All students will receive support in job placements which may be used for apprenticeship hours. Students will each participate in an 8-week, 200-hour, trade-appropriate work placement. Upon completion, you will graduate with a certificate which will allow credits towards apprenticeship training in the future.
Please visit the College Preparation website for the full list of courses available to take through our academic upgrading.
Unfortunately, at this point in time, this program is not available to international students. Please click the link to view all of our international students programs.
Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry prepares students for direct entry into employment and/or further studies.
Students who do not meet the admission requirements contact Student Services regarding opportunities for placement testing. Students will need to submit an application to the program to start this process.
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Program Start/End Dates
August 29, 2024 - June 30, 2025
August 15, 2023
Lac La Biche Campus