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2016/17 Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter

Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter Program Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter Program Nunavut Trades Training Centre

About the Program

The Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter Program is a multi-disciplinary program that aims to give students the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to proceed with an Apprenticeship in the Carpentry trade.

A strong emphasis on safety, including the WSCC 'Go Safe' and St John First Aid certifications, prepares the students to train with a variety of tools, techniques, and materials in well-equipped shops as they complete the Level 1 Carpentry Apprenticeship theory. Maintenance Management Operating System, and Trades-related Math, Science and Communication form a significant part of the curriculum. The program's academic and technical training ensures students are able to apply theoretical knowledge to practical application.

Pre-Apprenticeship programs integrate Guiding Principles of Inuit Qaujimaningit and recognize the value of collaborative learning environments unique to Nunavut.

Graduates are offered the opportunity to challenge the Apprenticeship Level 1 exam.

Length of Program

8 months


Sanatuliqsarvik Trades Training Centre

Admission Requirements

Applicants wishing to apply to this program must have the following:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency with a minimum of English 10-2, Math 10-3 and Science 10. Courses including English 30-2, Math 30-3, and Physics 30, or Chemistry 30 or Science 30 and related Career and Technology Studies are highly recommended.

Or, as a mature student:

  • must be 19 years of age or older and have been out of school for at least one academic year
  • must successfully pass the Nunavut Arctic College Trades Placement Exam with a minimum of 70%

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted by the Registrar's Office until Fall 2017.

For more information on how to apply, visit your local campus or Community Learning Centre. You can also e-mail the Registrar's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone toll-free: at 1-866-979-7222.

Record of Achievement

Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate, Nunavut Arctic College

Credit Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of the Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter program may be eligible to transfer up to 240 hours towards an approved Apprenticeship program through the Department of Family Services.

Employment Opportunities

Completion of this program will position graduates to continue with the Apprenticeship program’s academic and technical training. This will lead to employment opportunities with both the public and private sectors. Industries including housing, mining and construction throughout Nunavut offer significant trade employment opportunities. Experienced Carpentry journeypersons may also work as supervisors or own their own contracting business.

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