Carpentry Foundation

This Foundation program covers the basic carpentry and framing skills required in preparation for employment as a carpenter apprentice in the building industry. The program consists of 8 months of full-time study.

Classes are scheduled from 8 am to 3 pm, Monday - Thursday, and students can expect to spend one to two hours a day on homework.  Good attendance is mandatory. A minimum 70% grade average in theory and practical is required to receive a graduation certificate.

Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate from Vancouver Island University for Carpentry Entry-Level (Level I Carpentry Apprenticeship). Graduates of this program may receive credit towards the technical portion of the first year of the Carpentry Apprenticeship program.

Please contact Student Affairs at 250-746-3509 for program information and details on admission requirements.