Pre-Employment - Carpentry

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

The Carpentry - Pre-Employment program will provide you with a solid academic foundation and refreshment in the areas of trades related science, mathematics, report writing, and employability skills. The program also provides technical training in carpentry and will give you the skills you need to succeed in an entry level position, leading to a career as a tradesperson. 

Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the technical knowledge and skills of a first-year apprentice. You will also be able to:

  • Use and apply your knowledge of safety regulations and concepts related to carpentry
  • Develop a professional resume and cover letter to help showcase yourself to potential employers
  • Use key skill sets necessary to succeed in multiple interview formats used by employers

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.

Transfer opportunities

Graduates will be able to transfer into the Carpenter - Apprenticeship program once they become  an indentured apprentice.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Successful completion of English 10-2 and Math 10-3 and Science 10


  • A pass mark on all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests


  • Successful score on the AIT Entrance Exam
 English Language Proficiency 
  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 71 with no score below 17
  • IELTS – minimum score of 5.5 
  • CAEL – minimum score of 60 
  • MELAB – minimum score of 60
  • CLBA – minimum score of 7

See our Credit Calendar for other ways that you can meet the English Language Proficiency requirement.

Tuition and fees

 Full Time Fees
 Full Time Fees  Domestic Students International Students
Tuition $6,755.00  $20,265.00
Health & Dental Fee *$126.00 *$126.00 
Campus Rec Fee  $34.00  $34.00 
Student Association Building Fee $13.44 $13.44 
Student Association Fee $78.12 $78.12 
Technology Fee $67.00 $67.00 
Materials $72.00  $72.00
Total Fees $390.56  $390.56
Total Fees & Tuition ***$7,073.56


Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters and do not include mandatory laboratory fees. Laboratory fees can range from $24 - $107.

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at Student Cares website
** These programs have a mandatory Spring semester if students intend to graduate on time.
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

**Nearing the end of the program students will be required to apply to AIT  to write their challenge exam.  This will be done during the program with supports from Faculty and an AIT representative.  The current cost is $110 but may be subject to change without notice.

Program structure

Program Structure 
Course Course Title Credits (24)
PEMP 100 Employability Skills 2
PEMP 101 Trades Mathematics
PEMP 102  Trades Science 
PEMP 103  Technical Communication 
PCARP 110  Safety and Building Materials
PCARP 120  Tools 
PCARP 130  Site Preparation, Building Layout, Foundations and Floor Frame Systems and Foundation 
PCARP 140   Residential Estimating and Drawing Interpretation