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Carpenter Millwright College

89 McNamara Drive P.O. Box 3040, Paradise NL

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Student Aid NL
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • Student will have the opportunity to learn approved standardized welding procedures and achieve CWB Welder Qualification certification (SMAW). Upon completion, the student must undergo examination by a CWB qualified inspector in each of the four standard positions (flat, horizontal, vertical up, and overhead). Additionally, advanced students who complete their CWB Welder Qualification prior to the finish date will have the opportunity to obtain any/all of the following certifications:
    • CWB Stainless Steel Welder Qualification (SMAW)
    • CWB TIG Qualification (GTAW)
    • CWB Stainless Steel TIG Welder Qualification (GTAW)
    • CWB MIG Welder Qualification (FCAW/MCAW)
    Course length: 10 Weeks Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015 Student-Instructor Ratio = 10:1 Minimum Participants = 6 Expiration = 2 Years
  • This is a comprehensive program that has been developed to meet the needs of the commercial carpentry industry. This course is offered to applicants that have either completed the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification’s Carpenter – Block 1 or that have at least one (1) year of relative carpentry experience. Time spent will be divided between classroom theory and hands-on working with forms. Curriculum teaches the principles of formwork before venturing into various formwork systems. Course length: 6 Weeks Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space Student-Instructor Ratio = 10:1 Minimum Participants = 8
  • Upon completion of this training, students will be able to perform the following activities in a timely manner and to industry standard: Knowledge:
    • 16-hour Millwright Safety
    • Describe a gas turbine and how it works.
    • Identify components of a gas turbine.
    • Describe inspection types and intervals.
    • Explain factors effecting turbine life.
    • Apply standard practices of pre-outage and outage scenarios.
    Define turbine installation tasks:
    • Setting elevation with optical level and checking calibration
    • Grouting
    • Shaft alignment
    • River Hawk coupling bolts
    • Hytorc Bolting
    • Micrometer reading
    • Pant Leg washers
    • Wire tying
    • Garlock gaskets
    • Tubing fittings
    Skill Objectives:
    • Use Optical Level
    • Align shafts with laser alignment kit
    • Use Hytroc bolt tensioner
    • Measure with a micrometer
    • Bend pant leg washers to standard
    • Wire tie bolts following standard work practice.
    • Re-connect tube fittings.
    • Crush Washers following standard work practices.
    Course length: 1 Week Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space Student-Instructor Ratio = 10:1 Minimum Participants = 6
  • This course takes place at our International Training Centre and builds off of the local GE Gas Turbine Familiarization course. Students get to work hands-on with a turbine and learn how to inspect, operate, and maintain turbine procedures. Course length: 1 Week Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space, 16-Hour Millwright Safety, Certified Rigger and Signaller, GE Gas Turbine Familiarization Student-Instructor Ratio = 10:1 Minimum Participants = 6
  • During this entry level program, students will learn the essential skills of the trade and will be prepared to enter the workforce as a first-year apprentice. Program Outline: Introduction to Metal Framing, Drywall Applications, Advanced Metal Framing, Acoustic Ceilings, Door and Hardware. Course length: 6 Weeks Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection Student-Instructor Ratio = 10:1 Minimum Participants = 8
  • This course takes place at our International Training Centre and builds off of the local GE Gas Turbine Qualification course. Students get to work hands-on with a turbine and learn how to inspect, operate, and maintain turbine procedures. Course length: 1 Week Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space, 16-Hour Millwright Safety, Certified Rigger and Signaller, GE Gas Turbine Familiarization, GE Gas Turbine Qualification Student-Instructor Ratio = 10:1 Minimum Participants = 6
  • This course offers students an understanding of basic scaffold erection and dismantling under local Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Upon completion, students will be classified as a 1st Year Apprentice and able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following; and will be able to perform the following in a timely manner and to industry standard:
    • Site Inspection and preparation
    • Identify tube and clamp scaffolds
    • Identify weld frame scaffolds and rolling towers
    • Identify system scaffolds
    • Identify loads and ratings, (live loads, dead loads, intended loads, actual loads, cantilevered loads, allowable loads, leg loads, point loads, uniform loads, and duty ratings)
    • Select grading of scaffold planks and working platforms
    • Describe components and relevant issues of scaffold: baseplates, mud-sills, working platforms, bracing, tie-ins, guy-lines, ropes, anchorage points, safety nets, cantilevers, suspended scaffolds, ladders, guardrail systems, toe-boards, hoarding, and canopies.
    • Select criteria for proper access and egress
    • Identify criteria for putlog capacity, supported scaffolds and suspended scaffolds.
    • Federal, Provincial and site regulations
    Subsequent to the recognized Scaffolder Apprenticeship in Saskatchewan, the breakdown includes four (4) levels, each containing a three (3) week vocational in-class portion before being required to obtain 1500 hours before moving onto the next stage. Applicants are asked to possess the following:
    • Basic math and reading skills.
    • Ability to read a tape measure
    • Ability to work at heights
    • Physical ability to handle the vigorous demands of scaffolding.
    Course length: 11 Weeks Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space Student-Instructor Ratio = 30:2
  • This course offers students an understanding of basic scaffold erection and dismantling under local Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Upon completion, students will be classified as a 2nd Year Apprentice and able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following; and will be able to perform the following in a timely manner and to industry standard:
    • Site Inspection and preparation
    • Identify tube and clamp scaffolds
    • Identify weld frame scaffolds and rolling towers
    • Identify system scaffolds
    • Identify loads and ratings, (live loads, dead loads, intended loads, actual loads, cantilevered loads, allowable loads, leg loads, point loads, uniform loads, and duty ratings)
    • Select grading of scaffold planks and working platforms
    • Describe components and relevant issues of scaffold: baseplates, mud-sills, working platforms, bracing, tie-ins, guy-lines, ropes, anchorage points, safety nets, cantilevers, suspended scaffolds, ladders, guardrail systems, toe-boards, hoarding, and canopies.
    • Select criteria for proper access and egress
    • Identify criteria for putlog capacity, supported scaffolds and suspended scaffolds.
    • Federal, Provincial and site regulations
    Subsequent to the recognized Scaffolder Apprenticeship in Saskatchewan, the breakdown includes four (4) levels, each containing a three (3) week vocational in-class portion before being required to obtain 1500 hours before moving onto the next stage. Applicants are asked to possess the following:
    • Basic math and reading skills.
    • Ability to read a tape measure
    • Ability to work at heights
    • Physical ability to handle the vigorous demands of scaffolding.
    Course length: 3 Weeks Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space Student-Instructor Ratio = 15:1
  • This course offers students an understanding of basic scaffold erection and dismantling under local Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Upon completion, students will be classified as a 4th Year Apprentice and able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following; and will be able to perform the following in a timely manner and to industry standard:
    • Site Inspection and preparation
    • Identify tube and clamp scaffolds
    • Identify weld frame scaffolds and rolling towers
    • Identify system scaffolds
    • Identify loads and ratings, (live loads, dead loads, intended loads, actual loads, cantilevered loads, allowable loads, leg loads, point loads, uniform loads, and duty ratings)
    • Select grading of scaffold planks and working platforms
    • Describe components and relevant issues of scaffold: baseplates, mud-sills, working platforms, bracing, tie-ins, guy-lines, ropes, anchorage points, safety nets, cantilevers, suspended scaffolds, ladders, guardrail systems, toe-boards, hoarding, and canopies.
    • Select criteria for proper access and egress
    • Identify criteria for putlog capacity, supported scaffolds and suspended scaffolds.
    • Federal, Provincial and site regulations
    Subsequent to the recognized Scaffolder Apprenticeship in Saskatchewan, the breakdown includes four (4) levels, each containing a three (3) week vocational in-class portion before being required to obtain 1500 hours before moving onto the next stage. Applicants are asked to possess the following:
    • Basic math and reading skills.
    • Ability to read a tape measure
    • Ability to work at heights
    • Physical ability to handle the vigorous demands of scaffolding.
    Course length: 3 Weeks Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space Student-Instructor Ratio = 15:1
  • This course offers students an understanding of basic scaffold erection and dismantling under local Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Upon completion, students will be classified as a 3rd Year Apprentice and able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following; and will be able to perform the following in a timely manner and to industry standard:
    • Site Inspection and preparation
    • Identify tube and clamp scaffolds
    • Identify weld frame scaffolds and rolling towers
    • Identify system scaffolds
    • Identify loads and ratings, (live loads, dead loads, intended loads, actual loads, cantilevered loads, allowable loads, leg loads, point loads, uniform loads, and duty ratings)
    • Select grading of scaffold planks and working platforms
    • Describe components and relevant issues of scaffold: baseplates, mud-sills, working platforms, bracing, tie-ins, guy-lines, ropes, anchorage points, safety nets, cantilevers, suspended scaffolds, ladders, guardrail systems, toe-boards, hoarding, and canopies.
    • Select criteria for proper access and egress
    • Identify criteria for putlog capacity, supported scaffolds and suspended scaffolds.
    • Federal, Provincial and site regulations
    Subsequent to the recognized Scaffolder Apprenticeship in Saskatchewan, the breakdown includes four (4) levels, each containing a three (3) week vocational in-class portion before being required to obtain 1500 hours before moving onto the next stage. Applicants are asked to possess the following:
    • Basic math and reading skills.
    • Ability to read a tape measure
    • Ability to work at heights
    • Physical ability to handle the vigorous demands of scaffolding.
    Course length: 3 Weeks Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space Student-Instructor Ratio = 15:1
  • n the Carpenter (Pre-Employment) Program, students will complete 29 of the 37 courses outlined in the Provincial Plan of Training for the Carpenter Apprenticeship. During this entry level program, students will learn the essential skills of the trade and will be prepared, upon graduation, to enter the workforce as a first year apprentice.

    Once graduates earn employment as a Carpenter Apprentice, they are encouraged to contact the Division of Apprenticeship and Trades Certification of the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour to become a “Registered Apprentice.” Under the supervision of a Certified Journeyperson, the hours and competencies the apprentice earns will be then credited toward the qualifications required to become eligible to challenge the Interprovincial Exam.

    Program Outline

    Pre-Employment

    AJ1121 RIGGING This rigging awareness course requires the use of rigging equipment, block and tackle, and safety equipment. It involves installing, testing and maintaining rigging; and tying knots and splicing rope. It includes information on safety requirements, types of ropes, types of knots and slings. AJ2420 POST AND BEAM This course in post and beam construction requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies and suitable facilities. It involves interpreting specifications and blueprints, layout, construction and installation, and clean up. CAR225 DECK LAYOUT AND FRAMING This course is designed to provide apprentice with information of the components, materials, accessories, and the procedures required to layout and construct decks. CAR155 CONCRETE This course is designed to provide apprentice with information regarding the characteristics and applications of concrete as well as, testing procedures, reinforcement and embedded materials, and the procedures used to place, finish and cure concrete. AJ1160 BLUEPRINT READING This blueprint reading course involves reading basic drawings and diagrams, basic sketching, and interpretation of specifications. AJ1170 RESIDENTIAL ESTIMATING This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills to read and interpret residential blueprint drawings and perform quantity takeoffs. AJ1111 CARPENTRY FUNDAMENTALS This course in carpentry fundamentals requires the use of basic tools and equipment, and suitable facilities. It involves reading specifications and drawings, selecting materials, layout, building practices and clean up. It includes information on constructing wood joints, and building equipment such as sawhorses, miter boxes, door jack, and oilstone cases. AJ1201 LAYOUT AND FOOTINGS This course in site preparation and formwork requires the use of tools and equipment and materials and supplies, and suitable facilities. It involves interpreting specifications and blueprints, layout, erecting batterboards, installing footing forms and cleaning up. It includes information on plot plans, foundation plans, layout and construction techniques. AJ1211 WALL FORMS This course in wall forms requires the use of basic tools and equipment, materials and supplies, a surveyor’s level and suitable facilities. It involves interpreting specifications and blueprints, layout, constructing foundation walls, installing access for pouring concrete, stripping forms, foundation drainage and damp proofing and cleaning up. It includes information on layout techniques, types of wall forms and construction techniques. AJ1221 FLOOR AND WALL FRAMING This course in framing requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies and suitable facilities. It includes interpreting information on plans, types of beams and columns, floors, walls, partitions, types of sheathing and construction techniques. AJ1410 INTERIOR FUNDAMENTALS This course in interior fundamentals requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies and suitable facilities. It involves interpreting specifications and blueprints, layout, installation of interior wall and ceiling components, and clean up. AJ1501 INTERIOR TRIM This course in interior trim requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies, and suitable facilities. It involves interpretation of specifications, blueprints and layout. It also involves the installation of interior doors, windows and trim. AJ1310 ROOF FUNDAMENTALS This course in roof fundamentals requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies and suitable facilities. It involves interpreting specifications and blueprints, building codes, layout, basic roof framing, installation of common coverings, and clean up. AJ1231 EXTERIOR FINISH This course in exterior finish requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies and suitable facilities. It includes information related to the installation of exterior frames, finishes and trim. Also information incorporated from blueprint sections, elevations and details. AJ1601 STAIR FUNDAMENTALS This course in stair fundamentals requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies, and suitable facilities. It involves interpretation of specifications and blueprints, calculations, layout, construction and installation of basic stairs, and clean up. AJ2430 SCAFFOLDING This course in scaffolding requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies and suitable facilities. It involves interpreting specifications, construction of wood scaffolds, and clean up. It includes information on the assembly of metal scaffolds. TS1510 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY This course is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret the Occupational Health and Safety Act, laws and regulations; understand the designated responsibilities within the laws and regulations; the right to refuse dangerous work; and the importance of reporting accidents. HE1620 POWERLINE HAZARDS The course content and materials are provided and administered by the Workplace Health and Safety Compensation Commission (WHSCC). The purpose of this training is to increase a participant’s awareness of the dangers of working near power lines and how to prevent injuries and death due to this work. TS1520 WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHMIS) This course is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to define WHMIS, examine hazard identification and ingredient disclosure, explain labeling and other forms of warning, and introduce material safety data sheets (MSDS). TS1530 STANDARD FIRST AID This course is designed to give the apprentice the ability to recognize situations requiring emergency action and to make appropriate decisions concerning first aid. Complete a St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate course. LA1100 CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS This course is designed to give participants the knowledge to properly prepare themselves to work in confined spaces. AJ1760 CHAIN SAW SAFETY This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills to safely operate a chain saw. LA1110 FALL PROTECTION AWARENESS This course is designed to give participants the required knowledge for the safe and efficient use and care of fall protection equipment so that they may work safely when off the ground or in areas where fall hazards exist. CM2161 COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of effective communication including letters, memos, short report writing, oral presentations and interpersonal communications. A course given to meet the demands of today’s working standard. SD1761 WORKPLACE ESSENTIALS A three-part series of topics including the importance of Quality and Customer Service in our competitive globe, Standards and Regulations in the Workplace, and Job Search Techniques. MC1062 COMPUTER ESSENTIALS This course is designed to give the student an introduction to computer systems. Particular emphasis is given to word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and the Internet and security issues. AM1101 MATH ESSENTIALS This course in Basic Math requires knowledge of general mathematical concepts and processes to enable trades persons to function in the institutional setting by developing numeracy skills required for technical courses. This math course should also provide a foundation for experiential learning through knowledge of math relating to on-the-job skills and practices. A detailed course outline is available from Institutional and Industrial Education, Standards and Curriculum Division to training institutions upon request. AM1131 Carpenter Math Fundamentals This course demonstrates knowledge of mathematical concepts of trade practices.  Students will solve mathematical word problems and gain knowledge of mathematical principles for the purposes of problem solving, job and materials estimation, measurement, calculation, system conversion, diagram interpretation and scale conversions, formulae calculations, and geometric applications. AM1000 Introduction to Essential Skills This course demonstrates knowledge of the nine nationally recognized essential skills; the levels of complexity and the skills required for their trade as well as awareness of essential skills assessments. AP1102 INTRODUCTION TO APPRENTICESHIP This course is designed to give participants the knowledge base and skills necessary to understand and successfully navigate the apprenticeship/red seal program. ADVANCED LEVELS Registered Apprentices (through Department of Education, Industrial Training Division) receive funding for the advanced blocks of training, pending they have attained the required work experience and are EI eligible. Level 2
    CAR-200 Building Science Principles
    CAR-205 Building Envelope
    CAR-170 Exterior Wall and Partition Layout and Framing
    CAR-250 Preserved Wood Foundations
    CAR-330 Exterior Wall Covering Systems
    CAR-230 Introduction to Roof and Ceiling Layout and Framing
    CAR-235 Gable Roof Layout and Framing
    CAR-240 Roof Coverings
    CAR-605 Exterior Windows
    CAR-325 Exterior Doors
    CAR-245 Straight Stairs
    CAR-210 Advanced Site Layout
    Level 3 Advanced Level
    CAR-400 Stair Form
    CAR-610 Excavation, Shoring and Underpinning
    CAR-415 Pre-Cast Concrete
    CAR-420 Suspended Slab and Beam Forms
    CAR-615 Column and Vertical Forms
    CAR-305 Hip Roof Layout and Framing
    CAR-310 Equal Slope Intersecting Roof Layout and Framing
    CAR-405 Interior Wall Systems
    CAR-410 Ceilings
    CAR-620 Interior Doors and Windows
    CAR-340 Interior Trim
    CAR-315 Fixtures and Hardware
    CAR-345 Cabinets, Countertops and Built-in Units
    Level 4 Advanced Level
    CAR-445 Project Planning
    CAR-300 Building Science Practices
    CAR-425 Special Roof Layout and Framing
    CAR-435 Unequal Slope Roof Layout and Framing
    CAR-625 Finish and Geometric Stairs
    CAR-350 Flooring and Floorcoverings
    CAR-630 Panels, Tiles and Solid Wood Finished Installation
    CAR-450 Renovation
    CAR-635 Program Review
  • An Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs mechanical equipment and industrial machinery in production plants, factories, and industrial buildings. They are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of industrial equipment and machinery that they install.

    The typical duties of a Millwright include, but not limited to, reading diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures; operating rigging equipment to place heavy machinery and parts; cutting and assembling metal components using welding equipment; fabricating, modifying and overhauling equipment; troubleshoot hydraulic, pneumatic and programmable logic controls; perform preventive and operational maintenance using procedures such as vibration analysis; repair or replace defective parts when necessary. For complete course details, click here for the Provincial Plan of Training for Industrial Mechanic (Millwright).

    Program Outline

    Block 1

    TS1510 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
    This course focuses on the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Laws, and Regulations. Outlines the responsibilities within the laws and regulations such as the right to refuse dangerous work and reporting accidents, improve health and safety conditions within the workplace.
    TS1530 STANDARD FIRST AID
    This course focuses on recognizing situations requiring emergency action, responding appropriately and commencing first aid. Students will complete a St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate.
    TS1520 WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHMIS)
    This course focuses on Interpreting and applying Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    MS1230 HAND TOOLS
    This course involves developing safety practices in the use and care of hand tools and selecting, operating and maintaining hand tools properly.
    MW1240 PORTABLE POWER TOOLS
    This course involves developing safe practices in the use and care of pneumatic and electric portable power tools and selecting, operating and maintaining pneumatic and electric portable power tools properly.
    MW1251 BLUEPRINT READING AND SKETCHING
    This course focuses on understanding blueprint readings, making freehand sketches, and extracting pertinent information from basic blueprints.
    MW1261 EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY BLUEPRINTS
    This course involves using blueprints to establish assembly procedures in order to install equipment and machinery.
    MW1270 MECHANICAL INSTALLATION BLUEPRINTS
    This course involves using mechanical drawings to determine the location, position and elevation of trade-related pieces of equipment or one of its components.
    MW1281 SCHEMATICS ADVANCED
    This course involves recognizing schematic symbols for hydraulic and pneumatic systems, developing schematic drawings, and using schematics to troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
    MW1291 RIGGING
    This course focuses on the safe use of different rigging apparatus to lift and move equipment and machinery, the erection of ladders and scaffolding, and the safety of harnesses.
    MW1450 DRILLS, TAPS, AND REAMERS
    This course involves operating drilling machines and reamers in a safe and efficient manner, maintaining drilling machines and reamers, sharpening twist drills, identifying proper speed and feed while using drilling machines and reamers, and properly using dies, and drill, ream, counter bore, countersink and tap holes.
    MW1460 MEASURING AND LAYOUT
    This course focuses on making accurate measurements with precision and sem-precision measuring tools.
    MW1470 PIPING COMPONENTS
    This course covers threading and installing pipes, tubing, valves and fittings and maintaining valves.
    MW1511 POWER METAL SAWS
    This course covers cutting metal with band and reciprocating saws, cutting metal with abrasive wheel cut off saws, and maintaining power metal saws.
    MW1521 PEDESTAL GRINDERS
    This course covers operating pedestal grinders in a safe, efficient and responsible manner and maintaining pedestal grinders.
    MW1530 BEARINGS
    This course covers selecting, installing, removing and maintaining bearings, identifying the purpose of different types of bearings and their proper use, and determining the proper clearance and fits for bearings.
    MW1541 FASTENERS
    This course covers selecting and installing fastening devices.
    MW1550 METALLURGY
    This course involves understanding basic metallurgy principles.
    MW1580 STATIC AND DYNAMIC SEALS
    This course involves selecting, installing, removing and maintaining gaskets, seals and packing and identifying the purpose of different types of gaskets, seals and packing and identify their purpose.
    MW1591 COUPLINGS AND CLUTCHES
    This courses involves removing, installing and maintaining couplings and clutches and identifying the purpose of different types of couplings and clutches and their proper use.
    MW1360 SHAFTS AND SHAFT ALIGNMENT
    This course focuses on knowledge of shafts, their accessories and applications, the procedures used to remove, install, maintain and repair shafts and accessories and the procedures for shaft alignment.
    MW1610 BELT AND CHAIN DRIVE SYSTEMS
    This course focuses on the operation, installation and maintenance of belt and chain drive systems.
    MW1640 GEAR DRIVE SYSTEMS
    This course covers calculating correct speeds and feeds, performing repair and maintenance on gear drive units, and operating gear drive units.
    MW1650 LUBRICATION PRACTICES
    This course covers selecting the proper lubricant and lubrication methods and applying proper lubricants where required.
    MW1670 NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
    This course covers inspecting, maintaining, repairing and assembling non-positive displacement pumps.
    MW1690 POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS
    This course covers inspecting, maintaining, repairing, and assembling positive displacement pumps.
    MW1730 ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS
    This course focuses on understanding basic electrical principles, basic PLC s (Programmable Logic Controllers) and the Provincial Public Safety Act as it relates to electrical work.
    MW2150 HYDRAULICS I
    This course focuses on understanding basic hydraulic principles of operation, the use of hydraulic formulae and identifying components, parts and accessories.
    WD1330 OXY FUEL WELDING
    This course covers operating oxy-fuel equipment to cut metals, to execute basic welding procedures, and to execute basic brazing and soldering procedures.
    OT1190 WORKPLACE EXPOSURE
    This course requires knowledge of theory and practical application of trade skills, safe work practices, appropriate workplace behaviour, and proper time management skills throughout the exposure to the trade in an authentic work environment.
    AP1101 INTRODUCTION TO APPRENTICESHIP
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge base and skills necessary to understand and successfully navigate the apprenticeship/red seal program.
    AM1100 MATH ESSENTIALS
    This course in Math Essentials requires knowledge of the numeracy skills required to being the second level of math course. Math Essentials involves knowledge of mathematics as a critical element of the trade environment, mathematical principals in problem solving, and ability to solve simple mathematical word problems.
    AM1180 INDUSTRIAL MATH FUNDAMENTALS
    This course in Industrial Math Fundamentals requires knowledge of mathematical concepts in performing trade practices, critical element of trade environment, solving mathematical word problems, knowledge of principals for the purposes of problem solving, job and materials estimation, measurement, calculation, system conversion, diagram interpretation and scale conversions, formulate calculations, and geometric applications.
    CM2160 COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS
    This course involves the knowledge of the importance of well-developed writing skills in the workplace and in career development, principals of effective workplace writing, standard formats and principals for effective letters and memos, preparing and delivering oral presentations, and the importance of effective interpersonal skills in the workplace.
    SD1760 WORKPLACE ESSENTIALS
    This course focuses on workplace essentials in the areas of meetings, unions, workers compensation, workers’ rights, and human rights. It focuses on good customer service practices and effective job search techniques.
    MC1060 COMPUTER ESSENTIALS
    This course involves knowledge of computer systems and their operations, popular software packages and their applications, and security issues related to computers.
    ADVANCED LEVEL
    Registered Apprentices (through Department of Education, Industrial Training Division) receive funding for the advanced blocks of training, pending they have attained the required work experience and are EI eligible.

    Block 2

    MW1560 COUPLING ALIGNMENT
    This course covers aligning couplings using standard alignment methods, aligning couplings using the reverse dial alignment method, and aligning couplings using the laser alignment method.
    MW1660 MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS
    This course covers the assembly, operation, repair, and maintenance of conveyors.
    MW2160 HYDRAULICS II
    This course focuses on the use of of hydraulic controls, the use of schematics to identify components of hydraulic systems, testing hydraulic system faults, and identifying parts, components and accessories.
    MW2170 PNEUMATICS
    This course covers the installation of pneumatic systems, troubleshooting pneumatic systems, maintaining and repairing pneumatic systems, identifying components, parts and accessories, identifying the main components, parts and accessories in vacuum systems, and maintaining and repairing vacuum systems.
    WD1380 ELECTRIC ARC WELDING
    This course covers setting up arc welding equipment, describing the different types of electrodes and identifying their purpose, describing the different types of joints, and performing basic arc welding procedures.

    Block 3

    MW1620 METAL LATHE
    This course covers identifying parts and accessories, calculating correct speeds and feeds, calculating thread depth, and performing turning, facing, boring and threading operations.
    MW1630 MILLING MACHINES
    This course covers calculating correct speeds and feeds, performing set up, and safely executing basic milling operations.
    MW1630 MILLING MACHINES
    This course covers calculating correct speeds and feeds, performing set up, and safely executing basic milling operations.
    MW2180 COMPRESSORS
    This course focuses on understanding the principle of operation of compressor and maintaining compressors and their assembly.
    MW2190 MACHINERY INSTALLATION AND ALIGNMENT
    This course covers performing machinery set-up procedures and locating and laying out machinery.

    Block 4

    MW1680 DYNAMIC BALANCING
    This course focuses on collecting data, using a computer to execute balancing calculations, and using balancing techniques to correct vibration problems.
    MW1740 PREVENTATIVE AND PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE
    This course focuses on performing preventative maintenance and maintain proper records and demonstrating knowledge of the procedures used to plan and organize jobs.
    MW1480 TANKS, FANS, AND BLOWERS
    This course focuses on demonstrating knowledge of process tanks and containers, their components and applications, demonstrating knowledge of fans and blowers, their components and operation, and demonstrating knowledge of the procedures used to remove, install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and commission fans and blowers.
    MW2210 PRIME MOVERS 1 (INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES)
    This course covers the installation of internal combustion engines and maintaining internal combustion engines.
    MW2220 PRIME MOVERS II (TURBINES)
    This course focuses on demonstrating awareness of types of turbines and maintaining steam and gas turbines.
    MW2230 VIBRATION ANALYSIS
    This course covers collecting data used in vibration analysis, analysing causes of unbalances, and detecting and diagnosing vibration levels. Upon completing all the requirements outlined in the Provincial Plan of Training for the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship program, apprentices may challenge the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam.
  • The primary reason for erecting a scaffold is to support a working platform. Most construction work involves working at heights which cannot easily or safely be reached from the ground or part of the building.

    By law, an employer must provide a safe working platform and a safe convenient means of access. No scaffold should be erected, altered, or dismantled except under the supervision of a competent and experienced person, and as far as possible, by experienced scaffolders. Scaffolds erected or altered by people who have no knowledge or experience are liable to be dangerous and unsafe.

    Duration

    Seventeen weeks (Applicants with construction hours are subject to PLAR whereby credits may be granted, resulting in an adjusted duration and applicable tuition fees).

    Credential

    Certificate

    Program Outline

    SP2100 AREA SCAFFOLDS
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely install Safety Nets and construct Circular and Area Scaffolds using both Tube/Clamp and System components. All projects will be completed in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    AJ1121 RIGGING
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely visually inspect, install, and use rigging equipment in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    SP2000 ADVANCED SCAFFOLDING
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely construct Bridging, Cantilevers, and Drop Scaffolds using Tube/Clamp, Tubular Welded Frame, and System components. All projects will be completed in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    AERIAL LIFT OPERATOR
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely visually inspect and operate Boom and Scissors lifts in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    SP1500 FRAME SCAFFOLDING
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely construct, inspect and dismantle Tubular Welded Frame scaffolds. This will include Static towers, Rolling towers, Independent towers, and Stair towers. All scaffolds will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    SP1400 SYSTEMS SCAFFOLDING
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely construct, inspect and dismantle scaffolding using System components. This will include Static towers, Rolling towers, Independent towers, Stair towers, and Ramps. All scaffolds will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    SP1300 – TUBE AND CLAMP SCAFFOLDS
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely construct, inspect and dismantle scaffolds using Tube and Clamp components. This will include Static towers, Rolling towers, Independent towers, and Ramps. All scaffolds will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    SP1100 TOOL FUNDAMENTALS
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely use various types of hand and portable power tools pertaining to scaffolding.
    TS1530 STANDARD FIRST AID
    This course is designed to give the apprentice the ability to recognize situations requiring emergency action and to make appropriate decisions concerning first aid. Complete a St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate course.
    POWER LINE HAZARD
    The course content and materials are provided and administered by the Workplace Health and Safety Compensation Commission (WHSCC). The purpose of this training is to increase a participant’s awareness of the dangers of working near power lines and how to prevent injuries and death due to this work.
    FORKLIFT
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely visually inspect and operate Forklifts in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    SP1200 SCAFFOLDERS MATH
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge required to use mathematical principles (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimals) for the purpose of problem-solving, job and material estimation, linear and area measurements, imperial/metric conversion, and formula calculation.
    BACK INJURY PREVENTION
    This course is designed to familiarize participants with the ergonomics of safe lifting, safety tips, hazard assessment and controls to prevent back injuries.
    LA1100 CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge to properly prepare themselves to work in confined spaces.
    LA1110 FALL PROTECTION AWARENESS
    This course is designed to give participants the required knowledge for the safe and efficient use and care of fall protection equipment so that they may work safely when off the ground or in areas where fall hazards exist.
    TS1520 WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHMIS)
    This course focuses on Interpreting and applying Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    SP1000 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    This course is designed to familiarize participants with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (worker’s three fundamental rights, and the worker’s, Supervisor’s, and Employer’s responsibilities).
    WORK TERM – 35 HOURS
    This course requires knowledge of theory and practical application of trade skills, safe work practices, appropriate workplace behavior, and proper time management skills throughout the exposure to the trade in an authentic work environmen
  • Registration for this program is restricted to Carpenters who are registered with the Division of Apprenticeship and Trades Certification of the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.

    The Carpenter must be a registered apprentice and have completed the Entry Level Carpenter Program; or a registered apprentice with a minimum of 1,500 hours verified in their logbook by the Employer and the Industrial Training Division; or be a registered Trade Qualifier; or be a Certified Provincial (NL) or Interprovincial Carpenter.

    Program Outline

    FH – HF FORM HARDWARE
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills necessary to recognize, select and install form hardware.
    SD – HF SUSPENDED CONCRETE SLABS
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills necessary to construct forms for suspended concrete slabs. Detailed descriptions of the most common methods for constructing deck forms are provided along with opportunities for practicing several form building task. All forms will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, National Building Code of Canada, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    GSF – HF GANG FORMS AND SLIP FORMS
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills necessary to safely and accurately construct and install gang forms, including bulkheads, keyways, water stops and other embedded hardware, and provide for non-destructive stripping. Also included is a theoretical component which focuses on the slip forming process. All forms will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, National Building Code of Canada, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    AJ1121 RIGGING
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely visually inspect, install, and use rigging equipment in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.
    LA1100 CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge to properly prepare themselves to work in confined spaces.
    LA1110 FALL PROTECTION AWARENESS
    This course is designed to give participants the required knowledge for the safe and efficient use and care of fall protection equipment so that they may work safely when off the ground or in areas where fall hazards exist.
    POWER LINE HAZARD
    The course content and materials are provided and administered by the Workplace Health and Safety Compensation Commission (WHSCC). The purpose of this training is to increase a participant’s awareness of the dangers of working near power lines and how to prevent injuries and death due to this work.
    BACK INJURY PREVENTION
    This course is designed to familiarize participants with the ergonomics of safe lifting, safety tips, hazard assessment and controls to prevent back injuries.
    TS1530 STANDARD FIRST AID
    This course is designed to give the apprentice the ability to recognize situations requiring emergency action and to make appropriate decisions concerning first aid. Students will complete a St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate course.
    TS1520 WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHMIS)
    This course focuses on Interpreting and applying Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    SP1100 TOOL FUNDAMENTALS
    This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely use various types of hand and portable power tools.
    SP1000 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    This course is designed to familiarize participants with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (worker’s three fundamental rights, and the worker’s, Supervisor’s, and Employer’s responsibilities).

    Length of Program

    Six Weeks
  • In the First Year Lather Program, students will complete 15 of the 25 courses outlined in the Provincial Plan of Training for Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) (Entry) Apprenticeship. During this entry level program, students will learn the essential skills of the trade and will be prepared, upon graduation, to enter the workforce as a first-year apprentice.

    Once graduates earn employment as a Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic), they are encouraged to contact the Industrial Training Division of the Department of Education to become a “Registered Apprentice”. Under the supervision of a Certified Journeyperson, the hours and competencies the apprentice earns will be then credited toward the qualifications required to become eligible to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. For complete course details, click here for the Provincial Plan of Training for Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) (Entry).

    Program Outline

    Block 1

    AM1100 MATH ESSENTIALS
    This course provides a review of basic math skills. Students will be required to use multiplication tables from memory, perform whole number operation, apply the order of operations in math problems, perform fraction and mixed number operations, perform decimal operations, perform percent, decimal, and fraction conversion and comparison, perform percentage operations, perform ratio and proportion operations, use the imperial measurement system in math problems, and use the metric measurement system in math problems. This course is transferable between entry level training blocks in various trade programs.
    AM1210 LATHER MATH FUNDAMENTALS
    This course provides theoretical and practical orientation to core math skills in a trade specific environment. Students will be required to employ percent, decimal, and fraction conversion and comparison in trade specific situations, apply ratios and proportions to trade specific problems, use the Imperial Measurement system in trade specific applications, use the Metric Measurement system in trade specific applications, complete Imperial/Metric conversions in trade specific situations, manipulate formulas using cross multiplication, dividing throughout, elimination, and substitution to solve trade specific problems, perform calculations involving geometry that are relevant to the trade, and use practical math skills to complete administrative trade tasks. To emphasize or further develop specific knowledge objectives, students will be asked to complete practical demonstrations which confirm proper application of mathematical theory to job skills. This course has been designated as NON-TRANSFERABLE to other trades programs, and NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT. Students completing training in this trade program are required to complete this math course. Pre-Requisite (s): AM 1100 Math Essentials.
    TS1510 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret the Occupational Health and Safety Act, laws and regulations; understand the designated responsibilities within the laws and regulations; the right to refuse dangerous work; and the importance of reporting accidents.
    TS1520 WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHMIS)
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to define WHMIS, examine hazard identification and ingredient disclosure, explain labeling and other forms of warning, and introduce material safety data sheets (MSDS).
    TS1530 FIRST AID
    This course is designed to give the apprentice the ability to recognize situations requiring emergency action and to make appropriate decisions concerning first aid.
    COMPLETE A ST. JOHN AMBULANCE STANDARD FIRST AID CERTIFICATE COURSE.
    AJ1120 RIGGING
    This general studies course requires the use of rigging equipment, block and tackle, and safety equipment. It involves installing, testing and maintaining rigging; and tying knots and splicing rope. It includes information on safety requirements, types of ropes, types of knots and slings.
    AJ1150 BASIC DRAWING AND SKETCHING
    This drafting course requires the use of basic drawings, specifications, bills of materials, drawing instruments and facilities. It involves reading basic drawings and diagrams, sketching, and interpretation of specifications. It includes information on sketching techniques and types of drawings.
    AJ2410 SCAFFOLDS
    This course in scaffolding requires the use of tools and equipment, materials and supplies and suitable facilities. It involves interpreting specifications and blueprints; layout, construction and installation of wood scaffolds; and clean up. It includes information on construction techniques and safety requirements for wood scaffolds.
    LA1100 CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge to properly prepare themselves to work in confined spaces. Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to explain the procedures to properly prepare a confined space for entry, enter a confined space safely, perform their duties as an attendant, and deal with an emergency.
    LA1110 FALL PROTECTION AWARENESS
    This course is designed to give participants the required knowledge for the safe and efficient use and care of fall protection equipment so that they may work safely when off the ground or in areas where fall hazards exist.
    LA1120 POWER LINE HAZARDS AWARENESS
    This course is designed to give participants a basic knowledge of electrical hazards, accident prevention, and government regulation so that they can work safely in areas where power line hazards exist.
    LA1130 WORKPLACE HARASSMENT
    This course is designed to raise the participants’ awareness to the issues of workplace harassment by showing the effects of harassment on co-workers and the overall working environment of the company.
    LA1140 INTERIOR SYSTEMS FUNDAMENTALS
    This course in Interior Systems Fundamentals requires the use of basic tools and equipment and suitable facilities. It involves selecting and using the correct tools and materials to complete specific work assignments.
    LA1150 METAL WALL SYSTEMS
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for framing steel stud walls, staggered stud walls, shaft walls and chase walls. Also included is information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for installing vapour barriers, thermal insulation and installing drywall to various metal wall systems. As well as the use of relevant tools and equipment, this course also requires the ability to read specifications and drawings.
    LA1160 CEILING SYSTEMS
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for installing drywall contact ceilings, drywall suspended ceilings, T-bar ceilings and metal linear ceilings. As well as the use of relevant tools and equipment, this course also requires the ability to read specifications and drawings.
    MA1060 BASIC MATH
    This course in Basic Math requires knowledge of general mathematical concepts and processes to enable trades persons to function in the institutional setting by developing numeracy skills required for technical courses. This math course should also provide a foundation for experiential learning through a knowledge of math relating to on-the-job skills and practices.
    CM2150 WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS
    This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of effective communication including letters, memos, short report writing, oral presentations and interpersonal communications.
    MR1220 CUSTOMER SERVICE
    This course focuses on the role of providing quality customer service. It is important to have a positive attitude and the necessary skills to effectively listen and interpret customer concerns about a product, resolve customer problems, and determine customer wants and needs. Students will be able to use the skills and knowledge gained in this course to effectively provide a consistently high level of service to the customer.
    SP2330 QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL
    This course is designed to give students an understanding of the concepts and requirements of QA/QC such as, interpreting standards, controlling the acceptance of raw materials, controlling quality variables and documenting the process. It includes information on quality concepts, codes and standards, documentation, communications, human resources, company structure and policy, teamwork and responsibilities.
    MC1050 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
    This course is designed to give the student an introduction to computer systems. Particular emphasis is given to word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and the Internet and security issues.
    SD1700 WORKPLACE SKILLS
    This course involves participating in meetings, information on formal meetings, unions, workers’ compensation, employment insurance regulations, workers’ rights and human rights.
    SD1710 JOB SEARCH TECHNIQUES
    This course is designed to give students an introduction to the critical elements of effective job search techniques.
    SD1720 ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARENESS
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of entrepreneurship, including the characteristics of the entrepreneur, the pros and cons of self-employment, and some of the steps involved in starting your own business.
    ADVANCED LEVELS
    Registered Apprentices (through Department of Education, Industrial Training Division) receive funding for the advanced blocks of training, pending they have attained the required work experience and are EI eligible.

    Block 2

    LA2100 BLUEPRINT READING AND ESTIMATING I
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills to read and interpret architectural, mechanical and electrical blueprint drawings and perform quantity takeoffs.
    LA2110 DEMOUNTABLE WALL SYSTEMS
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for constructing demountable partition systems and installing sound insulation, as well as the use of relevant tools and equipment.
    LA2120 ADVANCED CEILING SYSTEMS
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for installing drywall and t-bar ceilings with soffits, drops, expansion/control joints, as well as the use of relevant tools and equipment.
    LA2130 METAL CUTTING AND WELDING
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for the cutting and welding of light gauge metals, as well as the use of relevant tools and equipment.

    Block 3

    LA2140 BLUEPRINT READING AND ESTIMATING II
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills to read and interpret architectural, mechanical and electrical blueprint drawings and perform quantity takeoffs.
    LA2150 SPECIALTY WALL SYSTEMS
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills to build and install exterior prefabricated wall panels and fabric walls, install exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS) and to prepare base materials for acrylic finishes, as well as the use of relevant tools and equipment.
    LA2160 SPECIALTY CEILING SYSTEMS
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for installing vaulted, barrelled and multiple elevation drywall ceilings, metal pan ceilings and exterior/interior metal linear ceilings, as well as the use of relevant tools and equipment.
    LA2170 ACCESS FLOORING
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills to identify and install the basic components of access flooring systems and accessories, as well as the use of relevant tools and equipment.
    LA2180 RADIATION SHIELDING AND SOUND PROOFING
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for building and installing sound baffing and installing lead shielding, as well as the use of relevant tools and equipment.
    LA2190 METAL LATH AND STUCCO WIRE
    This course provides information and prescribes practical exercises to develop knowledge and skills for installing metal lathe and stucco wire, as well as the use of relevant tools and equipment.
  • Assist in the planning, implementing, monitoring and review of the health and safety strategies of the company by:

    • Formulating operations procedures and hazard recognition
    • Minimizing conflict between safety and production, assess risk and propose workable solutions
    • Assisting with workplace inspections, accident investigations and report writing
    • Advising on issues regarding fire regulations, machinery safeguarding, ergonomics, hazardous substances, occupational, and environment health compliance
    • Liaising with professionals such as officers of an enforcing authority

    Entrance Requirements

    • Minimum of 5,000 hours within the construction industry.
    • Successful completion of high school; or
    • High school equivalent (BTSD Level 4ABE Level 3(Level 4 prior to 1991, GED), or
    • Mature students must:
      • Be 19 years of age upon commencement of the program
      • Complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) with an average score of Grade 12 equivalency

    Duration

    38 weeks
  • Painters and Decorators prepare and apply paints, wall coverings and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. It is a creative and rewarding trade within the construction industry, including residential and commercial sectors.

    Upon completion of this first-year apprenticeship program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills required by industry to interpret layouts, use and maintain the equipment and tools of the trade, and assess projects for quality finishes. Once graduates earn employment as a Painter and Decorator Apprentice, they are encouraged to contact the Division of Apprenticeship and Trades Certification of the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour to become a “Registered Apprentice.” Under the supervision of a Certified Journeyperson, the hours and competencies the apprentice earns will be then credited toward the qualifications required to become eligible to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. For complete course details, please click here for the Provincial Plan of Training for Painter and Decorator.

    Program Outline

    Block 1

    TS1510 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret the Occupational Health and Safety Act, laws and regulations; understand the designated responsibilities within the laws and regulations; the right to refuse dangerous work; and the importance of reporting accidents.
    TS1530 STANDARD FIRST AID
    This course is designed to give the apprentice the ability to recognize situations requiring emergency action and to make appropriate decisions concerning first aid. Students will complete a St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate course.
    TS1520 WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHMIS)
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to define WHMIS, examine hazard identification and ingredient disclosure, explain labeling and other forms of warning, and introduce material safety data sheets (MSDS).
    PL1100 WORKPLACE SAFETY
    This course covers safety regulations, fire safety and equipment, and hazardous workplace materials.
    PL1110 BLUEPRINT READING AND INTERPRETATION
    This course covers locating and interpreting information contained in blueprints, specifications and contract documents. Students will learn to use information contained on blueprints and in specifications to prepare material estimates and to apply the appropriate national, provincial and municipal building codes.
    PL1120 TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
    This course covers selecting, using and caring for tools and equipment.
    PL1130 ACCESS EQUIPMENT
    This course covers the safe assembly and use of scaffolding and staging. Students will gain knowledge of ladders and their safe use.
    PL1140 SURFACE PREPARATION 1 (PREVIOUSLY COATED DRYWALL)
    This course covers the different types of drywall substrates and preparation methods for previously coated surfaces. It deals with the characteristics, categories and use of materials in previously coated surfaces.
    PL1150 DRYWALL FINISHING
    This course covers preparing drywall for finishing.
    PL1160 SURFACE PREPARATION 2 (METAL)
    This course covers the different types of metal substrates and preparation methods, the characteristics, categories and use of materials in metal surface preparation, and the different types of mechanical treatments.
    PL1170 SURFACE PREPARATION 3 (STUCCO)
    This course covers the different types of stucco substrates and preparation methods, and the characteristics, categories and use of materials in stucco surface preparation.
    PL1180 SURFACE PREPARATION 4 (MASONRY)
    This course covers the different types of masonry substrates and preparation methods and the characteristics, categories and use of materials in masonry surface preparation.
    PL1190 SURFACE PREPARATION 5 (WOOD)
    This course covers the different types of wood substrates and preparation methods and the characteristics, categories and use of materials in wood surface preparation.
    PL1200 SURFACE PREPARATION 6 (PLASTER/VENEER PLASTER)
    This course covers the different types of plaster substrates and preparation methods and the characteristics, categories and use of materials in plaster surface preparation.
    PL1211 PAINTS AND COATINGS
    This course covers the different types of coatings, their applications, and safe use.
    PL2100 PAINTING 1 (BRUSH AND ROLLER)
    This course covers selecting and using the proper brush, roller and associated equipment. It deals with various techniques to paint a variety of surfaces and the cleaning and storage of materials and equipment after use.
    PL2110 PAINTING 2 (SPRAY SYSTEMS)
    This course covers selecting and using the appropriate spray painting equipment. It deals with spray painting techniques to paint a variety of surfaces and the cleaning and storage of materials and equipment after use.
    PL1220 COLOUR THEORY AND MIXING
    This course covers colour theory and perception and colour mixing.
    AP1100 INTRODUCTION TO APPRENTICESHIP
    This course is designed to give participants the knowledge base and skills necessary to understand and successfully navigate the apprenticeship/red seal program.
    SP2330 QUALITY ASSURANCE/ QUALITY CONTROL
    This course is designed to give students an understanding of the concepts and requirements of QA/QC such as interpreting standards, controlling the acceptance of raw materials, controlling quality variables and documenting the process. It includes information on quality concepts, codes, and standards, documentation, communications, human resources, company structure and policy, teamwork and responsibilities.
    CM2160 COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS
    This course involves the knowledge of the importance of well-developed writing skills in the workplace and in career development, principals of effective workplace writing, standard formats and principals for effective letters and memos, preparing and delivering oral presentations, and the importance of effective interpersonal skills in the workplace.
    SD1760 WORKPLACE ESSENTIALS
    This course focuses on workplace essentials in the areas of meetings, unions, worker’s compensation, workers’ rights, and human rights. It focuses on good customer service practices and effective job search techniques.
    MC1060 COMPUTER ESSENTIALS
    This course involves knowledge of computer systems and their operations, popular software packages and their applications, and security issues related to computers.
    AM1100 MATH ESSENTIALS
    This course in Basic Math requires knowledge of general mathematical concepts and processes to enable trades persons to function in the institutional setting by developing numeracy skills required for technical courses. This math course should also provide a foundation for experiential learning through knowledge of math relating to on-the-job skills and practices. A detailed course outline is available from Institutional and Industrial Education, Standards and Curriculum Division to training institutions upon request.

    Block 2

    PL2000 WALLCOVERINGS
    This course covers the preparation of walls to accept wallcoverings and the selecting and application of the proper type of wallcovering for specific applications. It deals with specialty wallcoverings and estimating the number of materials required to complete a job.
    PL2120 WOOD FINISHING
    This course covers wood products and their composition, the preparation of wood surfaces for finish product application, and the application of finish products to various types of wood surfaces.
    PL2140 DECORATIVE AND SPECIALTY FINISHES
    This course covers preparing various surfaces for decorative and specialty finishes. It deals with selecting and applying decorative and specialty finishes and estimating the number of materials required to complete a job.
  • Program focuses on various applications of metal framing used in commercial construction projects including layout and installation of drywall. Participants will receive theoretical and practical experience in:

    • Metal framing applications
    • Blueprint reading
    • Estimating
    • Layout
    • Drywall installation
    • Job planning

    Duration

    7 weeks

Newfoundland & Labrador Campus

The Carpenter Millwright College (CMC) has been established to provide practical training to those seeking employment in the construction trades. Our experienced instructors place an emphasis on delivering industry-approved programs and certifications that give students the skills required in today’s residential, commercial, and industrial construction sectors. CMC is affiliated with the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC) and is part of one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC), which represents nearly half a million members in the construction and wood-products industries. With a dedicated focus on safety and comprehensive training, our goal is to provide employers with highly qualified, trained, and safe workers. The Carpenter Millwright College is committed to training of the highest quality. Our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced instructors and staff, and up-to-date tools and equipment keep you at the pulse of what is happening in the current and emerging job market. We partner with industry to deliver programs that are relevant and in-demand in today’s construction sector. CMC seeks to build beneficial relationships to facilitate its delivery of practical, high quality, employment-oriented training. We place an emphasis on replicating a worksite atmosphere to give students real and practical learning opportunities. Successful graduates will enter (or re-enter) the industry as skilled workers and assist in achieving overall organizational goals. Our values include: 1.    Safety – First and Always 2.    Training Excellence 3.    Integrity 4.    Diversity and Accessibility 5.    Student Support 6.    Beneficial Partnerships Our motto is: Well Trained. Work Ready.

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