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.
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.
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%.
Project Fees: $750 approximately. Students will be expected to pay a material fee for their class project. This fee is approximately $200 to $600.
An overall average of 70% calculated on a weighted percentage, based on time allocation.
Trades and Apprenticeship
This program is student loan eligible.
Click here to view up-to-date intake dates.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 04/06/2020