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Pre-Employment Carpenter

Program Overview

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 03, 2024 - Dec 20, 2024 - Face to Face - High Level, Slave Lake; Feb 10, 2025 - May 30, 2025 - Face to Face - Wabasca

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, Workplace Communications and Industrial Safety Certifications are new components of this program.

If academic requirements are not met, you will need to do an ACCUPLACER assessment. Contact your local 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, or a passing mark in the Canadian Adult Education Certificate (CAEC).

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.

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

Please note: If you choose to challenge your AIT exam you must receive a 70% passing mark on the exam to successfully pass that period of training.