Carpentry Student

Aboriginal Construction

Courses

ABCO 110T Residential Construction Career Exploration

An exploration of residential framing, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing trades. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 110T or ABCO 110T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 112T Construction Math

Theory and pratice in math calculations related to the carpentry trade; fractions, decimals, metric/imperial, percentages, area and volume, rations/proportions and board measure calculations. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 112T or ABCO 112T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 114T Safe Work Practices

Theory and practice in identifying and using applicable shop and job site safety procedures. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 114T or ABCO 114T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 116T Drawings and Specifications

Theory and practice in reading drawings and specifications related to carpentry trade.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 118T Materials Identification

Theory and practice in identifying shop and construction building materials related to carpentry trade. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 118T or ABCO 118T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 120T Hand Tools

Theory and practice in identifying, maintaining, and using carpentry related hand tools. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 120T or ABCO 120T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 122T Portable Power Tools

Theory and practice in identifying, maintaining and using carpentry related portable power tools. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 122T or ABCO 122T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 124T Stationary Tools

Theory and practice in identifying, maintaining and using carpentry related stationary tools. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 124T or ABCO 124T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 126T Survey Instruments

Theory and practice in recording and transferring elevations, optical levels, transits, theodolites and electronic instruments. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 126T or ABCO 126T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 128T Concrete Form Work

Theory and practice in identifying concrete properties, additives and building concrete formwork; building footings and wall forms; slab-on-grade; installing formwork for columns. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 128T or ABCO 128T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 130T Shop Skills 1

Practical use of shop tools and equipment in construction/development of ongoing shop projects such as: sawhorse, toolbox drawing and toolbox. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 130T or ABCO 130T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program

ABCO 132T Residential House Framing

Theory and practice in describing types of wood frame construction, building foundations, floors, walls, partitions, gable and hip roofs, straight and circular stairs, back framing included in walls, stairs and roofs, and installing pre-fabricated trusses. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 132T or ABCO 132T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 134T Windows and Doors

Theory and practice in identifying types of windows, and interior and exterior doors, and installing windows and doors. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 134T or ABCO 134T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 136T Residential Building Renovations

Theory and practice in installing temporary supports, dismantling building components, assessing renovation plans, and reassembling building components.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 138T Building Science

The theory of forces acting on a building such as: heat and sound transfer principals; air and moisture movements in buildings, methods of controlling forces acting on a building, methods of controlling heat and sound transmission, and methods of controlling air and moisture flow. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 138T or ABCO 138T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 140T Shop Skills II

Practical examination of projects such as: shop project drawings, material lists, use of hand, portable and stationary power tools, economical use of materials, efficient and productive use of time, professionally completed shop projects. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 140T or ABCO 140T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ABCO 142T Work Experience

Practical examination of performance in use of shop and framing skills. Credit will only be granted for one of CAFT 142T or ABCO 142T.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

Essential Courses

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

ESFB 100T First Nations Construction

A concentration on personal and professional development skills, including communication and conflict resolution, needed by workers in today's industry. In addition, this course provides the opportunity to study west coast First Nations construction techniques. This study includes the history, cultural sensitivities, and skills needed to perform this work.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ESFB 105T Construction Math

Theory and practice in math calculations related to the trades; fractions, decimals, metric/imperial, percentages, area and volume, ratios/proportions.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ESFB 110T Business Operations

An introduction to customer service. Topics include types of customers, meeting needs, addressing problems, customer communication, and maintaining the relationship; quality management systems; how business works, markets, competitors, business cycles, workplace legislation, union/management labor relations; innovative workplace practices, ethics in the workplace; entrepreneurial skills; and responsibility to community.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ESFB 115T The Emerging Workplace

An introduction to emerging issues related to the trade and business including the impact of environmental and technological change.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ESFB 120T Employment Strategies

Development of employment strategies needed for securing and keeping employment. Topics include resume and employment letter writing, job search techniques, application forms, interview skills, internet employment research, and evaluating job offers.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

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