BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Carpentry Level 2

Carpentry Level 2

This 7-week (210 hours) program enhances the
apprentice's understanding of all aspects of the
Carpentry trade, both theoretical and practical.
In addition, students will improve their skills in
safely operating hand tools, power tools, and
other equipment used by carpenters. The program's
focus will be on further developing and applying
practical skills for the residential construction
workplace. Carpenter Level 2 is designed to
support apprentices registered with the Industry
Training Authority (ITA) to continue their
apprenticeship pathway in preparation for writing
their Interprovincial Red Seal Exam.

The program was prepared with the advice and
assistance of the ITA and its associates. The
industry has identified general competency areas
and associated learning tasks.

Upon successful completion of this program,
students will be able to:
. apply safe work practices in the shop and on
work sites;
. use construction drawings and specifications;
. interpret building codes and bylaws;
. use portable power tools, stationary power tools
and oxy-fuel equipment properly and safely;
. use site layout equipment;
. layout building sites, prepare building sites
and apply evacuation and shoring practices;
. use concrete types, materials, additives and
treatments, and place and finish concrete;
. select concrete forming systems, build a
vertical and footing framework and, install
specialized formwork, build concrete stair forms;
. build slab-on-grade and suspended slab forms;
. select framing materials;
. build wall systems, stair systems and roof
. describe roofing materials and install doors and
hardware, windows and hardware and exterior
finishes; and
. control the forces acting on a building, heat
and sound transmission, and air and moisture
movement in buildings.

Individuals who complete the Carpentry Level 2
program, with a minimum of 70% in the technical
training will receive the following credit toward
completion of the Carpenter apprenticeship

. Technical Training: Level 2
. Work-Based Training: Accumulative Hours

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