VIU Cowichan Trades Centre, Carpentry Program


Carpentry Foundation

8-month program

Entry-Level program covering the basic carpentry and framing skills required in preparation for employment as a carpenter apprentice in the building industry.

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Hairstylist Foundation

11-month program

This program, with a 12-week work-based component, uses the Pivot Point training system, a service mark and trademark owned by Pivot Point International Inc., which offers an educational program consisting of exclusive techniques of scientific hair designing.

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Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Foundation

8-month program

Designed to train you for a career in the home heating, ventilating, and air conditioning trades. The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on practical assignments and is supplemented with computer-based instruction.

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Welder Foundation and Fitter

10-month program

Entry-level program that prepares learners for employment in the welding industry. This may include manufacturing, construction, transportation, mining, forestry, ship-building, and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Welder Foundation graduates continue onto the 12 week Welder Fitter program and receive a Welder Fitter Certificate.

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