Carpenter - Apprenticeship

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

 

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

*The fee schedule may be subject to change without notice.  Tuition and related fees are set on an annual basis.  

**Lab fees if applicable have not been included in this amount.  For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar.

 Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 Week Session
 
Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 week session  Domestic Students
Tuition *$784.00
Health & Dental Fee n/a
Registration Fee  $15.00
Wellness & Athletic $17.60
Student Association Building Fee $8.96
Student Association Fee $52.08
Technology Fee $50.00
Materials $67.00
Total **$994.64
 Year 4 Fees (12 week)
 
Year 4 Fees (12 week)  Domestic Students
Tuition *$1,176.00
Health & Dental Fee n/a
Registration Fee  $15.00
Student Association Building Fee $13.44
Student Association Fee $78.12
Technology Fee $50.00
Wellness & Athletic $26.40
Materials $67.00
Total **$1,425.96

*The fee schedule may be subject to change without notice.  Tuition and related fees are set on an annual basis.  

**Lab fees if applicable have not been included in this amount.  For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar.

Program structure

The Carpentry - Apprenticeship program is a four-year program that includes a minimum of 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year.

Course outline for all years.

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%).