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Have you always enjoyed working with tools? Consider a career as a carpenter, a field that is in high demand. This hands-on carpentry program will give you the skills and theory you need to succeed when you write the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training theory and practical exams. Pre-Employment students are NOT required to be registered with AIT.

Further Educational Opportunities for the Carpenter Apprenticeship Program: First Period, Second Period, Third Period, and Fourth Period. Experienced carpenters can advance to become supervisors, subcontractors, construction superintendents, or contractors.

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Program Locations

Sep 05, 2023 - Dec 22, 2023 - Face to Face - Slave Lake, Wabasca; Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024 - Face to Face - High Level

Program Year


Program Length:

16 Weeks

Program Type

Pre Employment Trades High Level

Program Delivery

Traditional classroom setting with shop and lab practical applications and demonstrations. Work-integrated learning is a new component of this program.

If academic requirements are not met you will need to do an ACCUPLACER assessment. Minimum levels: 60 in Reading Comprehension, 50 in Arithmetic, and 50 in Elementary Algebra. Contact your nearest campus to schedule an appointment. Pre-Employment students are NOT required to be registered with AIT.

Minimum Requirement: English 10-2, Math 10-3 or all five Canadian General Educational Development Tests (GED) or AIT Entrance Exam.

Category A: RECOMMENDED PATH: Alberta High School Diploma with:
• English 30-2.
• Math 30-3.
• Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Biology 20 or Science 20.
• Related Career and Technology Studies courses.
• Attendance and participation in "Introduction to Construction Trades."

Students must achieve a minimum of 65% cumulative weighted average for the program's courses with no course below 50% in order to achieve successful completion for AIT's standards.