Carpenter - Apprenticeship

We offer the technical training portion for participants in the Carpenter - Apprenticeship program. After graduating the four-year program, you will be able to:

  • Complete all work tasks expected of a journeyperson
  • Supervise, train and coach apprentices
  • Understand the principles of sound and safe construction
  • Know the characteristics and proper use of all building construction materials
  • Read blueprints, do layouts and calculate material quantities
  • Build using many types of concrete
  • Build all types of wood framed buildings
  • Apply exterior and interior finish of wood and wood substitutes
  • Use and maintain hand and power tools safely
  • Recognize other tradesmen's work
  • Perform tasks in accordance with industry quality and production standards
  • Comply with the construction industry's safety regulations

Career opportunities

As a carpenter, you will be able to work in residential, commercial and industrial worksites. You can join a stable industry as a journeyperson entrepreneur, or become a foreman, contractor, subcontractor or construction superintendent.

Some employment opportunities depend on the season.

Admission requirements

In order to take part in our technical training as part of the Carpenter - Apprenticeship program, you must be an eligible indentured apprentice.

Find out more about the Alberta Apprenticeship Entrance Requirements.

Tuition and fees

View this program's tuition and fees in our Keyano College Credit Calendar.

Program structure

The Carpentry - Apprenticeship program is a four-year program that includes a minimum of 1,360 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year.

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How apprenticeships work

An apprenticeship is a work experience based post-secondary education. As an apprentice, you will find a matching employer to help tutor you as you become a carpenter through an Apprenticeship Agreement.

Your time is divided by on-the-job training under a certified journeyperson (about 80%) and attending technical training courses at a training provider, such as Keyano College (about 20%).