Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education
Dual Credit - Pre-employment Carpentry
In partnership with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), this program covers all course material received by a first-year carpenter apprentice, plus additional hands-on skills and safety training necessary to work on a jobsite.
Carpenters work in many areas of construction, including residential, commercial, industrial and maintenance projects. Most carpenters are involved in reading blueprints, selecting materials and methods of work, measuring, cutting and joining materials.
The program will prepare students to enter the workforce and become an apprentice.
- Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school
- Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions
- Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning
- Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways
- Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits
Credits - 15, 30 level CTS
12 post-secondary credits
Open to CBE high school students who:
- Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
- Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in Carpentry
- Are excited about taking a post-secondary course
completed the following pre-requisite courses:
- HCS 3000
- HCS 3010
- CSTS 2020
- In order to be eligible for SAIT credentials, students must successfully pass SAIT carpentry modules with 65%. SAIT modules are in-depth, with frequent booklet examinations and hands on skill evaluations, therefore students are required to be on track to successfully pass the following prerequisite courses or equivalents:
- Math 10C or Math 10-3,
- English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2,
- Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below
- Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
- Students must be registered as a Full-Time student, taking at least one core academic course at their CBE home high school in each semester
- Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and SAIT instructor on a regular basis
- Students are expected to wear the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):
- CSA approved 8” steel-toed boots (must have the CSA green triangle on boot)
- Safety clothing that pertains to the industry such as long sleeve shirts, cotton pants, coveralls etc.
Program Delivery and Location
This course is offered In Person
Location: SAIT Campus (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4)
- Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT campus
- Students are expected to be in attendance each day of this full year program
- Students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines
- Full Year | September 2023 to June 2024
- Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
How to Apply
Applications for Summer and Fall programming deadlines have passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs! Winter courses and application deadlines will be posted in the fall.