2018-19 Calendar

Carpenter and Joiner Foundation

Students enrolled in the 30-week (900 hours) Carpenter and Joiner Foundation program will learn the skills required to seek employment in the trades of carpentry and joinery. They will develop the skills needed to begin working as carpentry or joinery apprentices. Graduates of this program will receive credit for Level 1 Apprenticeship technical training for both Carpentry and Joinery and may also be granted practical credit from the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

On successful registration and sponsorship into an apprenticeship program, the ITA will request that graduates choose which apprenticeship pathway they intend to pursue.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status (age 19 years of age and out of full-time senior secondary for at least one year prior to the start of classes).
  • Math requirement:

A minimum of 50% in any of:

    • Pre-calculus Grade 11
    • Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11
    • Principles of Mathematics 11
    • Applications of Mathematics 11
    • Essentials of Mathematics 11
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 011
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 084 and MATH 085
    • Adult Basic Education IALG 011

Or a minimum of 63% on the ABLE mathematics test. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.

Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the ABLE Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 63%.

Graduation Requirement

An overall average of 70% calculated on a weighted percentage, based on time allocation.


ELCJ 101 Safe Work Practices
ELCJ 102 Trades Mathematics
ELCJ 103 Read/Interpret/Sketch/Draw/Specifications
ELCJ 104 Identify and Use Materials
ELCJ 105 Use Joinery Tools and Equipment
ELCJ 106 Construct Cabinets
ELCJ 107 Use of Carpentry Tools and Equipment
ELCJ 108 Site Layout, Build Concrete Forms
ELCJ 109 Frame Floor, Walls and Roof
ELCJ 110 Joinery First Level Exam
ELCJ 111 Carpentry First Level Exam

Project Fees: $750 approximately. Students will be expected to pay a material fee for their class project. This fee is approximately $200 to $600.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Feb, Sep)




  • Full-Time


2018-19: $4,341.64

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees


This program is student loan eligible.

Click here to view up-to-date intake dates.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/21/2019