St. Lawrence College

Carpentry Techniques

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Carpentry/Carpenter
Description:Develop knowledge and practical skill in areas of carpentry, including blueprint reading, residential and commercial construction, framing, finishing, stair manufacture, surveying, fine woodworking, commercial building practices, and more. Spend 1/3 of each week in a hands on carpentry lab setting. This program is designed to help alleviate the chronic shortage of skilled trades workers in the construction industry. Job prospects are favourable and the satisfaction of creating or enhancing buildings and structures can be immense.

Program graduates are prepared for a variety of opportunities working in residential or commercial construction and renovation. They may go on to specialize as a home builder, renovator, general carpenter, exterior siding installer, home and building inspector, green/sustainable builder, fine finish carpenter, project coordinator, manager or estimator. Graduates may find employment with general contractors, subcontractors, new home builders, woodworking shops, restoration contractors or as independent contractors running their own business. They will also find opportunities in retail including selling building materials in hardware stores, lumber yards and building centres.

Although Carpentry is a physical career, as a student you will find that your level of skill is more important than your strength.
URL:Carpentry Techniques at St. Lawrence College
Length:36 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,245
International: $16,952

Books and supplies: estimated $300.
Personal protective items: e.g. work boots, safety glasses: $150.
Tools: nail pouch, hammer, tape measure, combination square, utility knife, wood chisel: $200.
Careers:Carpenters

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 18, 2015