In light of growing concerns about spreading incidents of COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, Okanagan College has decided to postpone some 2020 Trades Foundation program intakes. Please check here to view up-to-date intake dates.
This 30-week (900 hours) program provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to seek employment as an apprentice carpenter in the construction industry. The program introduces students to all aspects of the trades including the use of hand tools, portable power tools and other equipment used by carpenters. Through the construction of a residential wood-frame project students are given the opportunity to work with a variety of materials used by carpenters including lumber, panel products, concrete, fasteners and hardware. The focus is on developing practical skills for the construction workplace. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive Level 1 technical training credit and 450 work-based -hours credit towards completion of the Carpenter Level 1 apprenticeship program.
English 10 with minimum 50% or alternatives.
A minimum of 50% in any of:
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%.
Textbooks: $680 approximately
Tools: $250 approximately
There are a number of physical activities involved in training for a skilled trade. Please review the physical activities of the program and the recommended student characteristics.
An overall average of 70% calculated on a weighted percentage, based on time allocation.
Trades and Apprenticeship
2019-20: $4,207.24 (Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm) $4,274.14 (Vernon)
This program is student loan eligible.
Click here to view up-to-date intake dates.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 04/05/2020