Class Descriptions

The curriculum standard for the Level 1 General Carpenter trade program is based upon the on-the-job performance objectives, located in the industry-approved training standard and is organized into reportable subjects, such as:

  • Materials & Tools
  • Plans, Specifications & Codes 1
  • Residential – Estimating, Calculation & Layout
  • Welding

The in-school program focuses primarily on the theoretical knowledge and the essential skills required to support the performance objectives of the Apprenticeship Training Standards.  The practical portion of the in-school program is used to reinforce theoretical knowledge. Skill training is provided on the job.


  • Students should plan well in advance for this option
  • Students should complete all compulsory courses prior to Semester 2 of their final year (eg. schedule ENG4C in semester 1)
  • Students should be in conversation with a coop teacher or potential employer about apprenticeship registration
  • Students are required to an RTA (Registered Trade Agreement) with an employer licensed in the skilled trade


  • A parking pass is provided but students will need to be able to get to the campus on their own
  • All required PPE will be provided


February – April

COOP through student’s home school

May – June

Level 1 Training through Conestoga College

Theory classes and shop classes are scheduled Monday -Friday.

8-4 8-4 8-4 8-4 8-4

*sample schedule

Campus Information

Waterloo Campus