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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.