2022-23 Calendar


If you have any questions about how a course or program is delivered, you can check the Trades website, email the Department Chair or email the Trades & Apprenticeship office:

Apprenticeship: apprenticeship@okanagan.bc.ca
Foundation and General Interest: trades@okanagan.bc.ca

This 24-week (720 hours) program provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to seek entry-level employment as a carpenter apprentice. The main focus on this program is in the development of practical skills. The program introduces students to many aspects of the trade including safety, trades math, material identification, use of tools and equipment, site layout, concrete forms, framing floors, walls and roofs, and interior and exterior details. Graduates of this program will receive Level 1 technical training credit and 450 work-based hours credit toward completion of the Carpenter Level l apprenticeship program from the Industry Training Authority.

Admission Requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day 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
    • Workplace Mathematics 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. Applicantss 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%.


ELCA 101 Safe Work Practices
ELCA 102 Trades Mathematics
ELCA 103 Read/Interpret/Sketch/Draw Specifications
ELCA 104 Identify and Use Materials
ELCA 105 Use of Carpentry Tools and Equipment
ELCA 106 Site Layout, Build Concrete Forms
ELCA 107 Frame Floors, Walls and Roofs
ELCA 108 Interior and Exterior Details
ELCA 109 Carpentry First Level Final Exam

Program Schedule: start times vary (24 weeks)

Graduation Requirement

Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.

This program is not currently offered

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship





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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022