Pre-Apprenticeship Introduction to Construction Trades

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Courses

Level 1

Course details

Academic Upgrading
ATST1010

Description:

This course will prepare students for entry into trades and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply problem-solving strategies, reasoning skills, and mathematical concepts and procedures to solve problems to improve mathematical and communication skills. Relevant topics will be selected for each student from within the major categories of pre-algebra, algebra, measurement, data analysis and geometry/trigonometry. This course will also enable students to strengthen their communication skills in workplace reading and writing.

  • Hours: 60
  • Credits: 4
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Carpentry Theory and Practice
CARP1900

Description:

This course will introduce students to the tools, materials, equipment, methods and regulations related to the carpentry trade.Students will study carpentry theory and apply it in a shop environment, through hands on practice while completing basic carpentry projects, such as framing, and interior/exterior finishing.Students will be required to demonstrate safe use of equipment and workplace practices, including the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Hours: 90
  • Credits: 5
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Computer Applications
COMP1358

Description:

This course will enable the student to create basic documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and websites and describe industry related apps. The student will also use technology to locate industry health and safety legislation, and training and certifications required in the construction industry. Prior to this course, the student is expected to have a basic level of computer usage experience including navigating a Windows environment and manipulating files.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Construction Print Reading
DRWG1027

Description:

In this course, the student will develop their ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications for housing and small buildings while gaining experience in reading and applying the Ontario Building Code.

  • Hours: 32
  • Credits: 2
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Trade Calculations
MATH1715

Description:

This course is an application-oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes basic mathematical operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. In addition, students will use both metric and imperial systems when solving problems. This course is designed to develop proficiency in mathematics necessary for work in the construction trades.

  • Hours: 30
  • Credits: 2
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Construction Trade Safety
OHS1540

Description:

This course will prepare students to work safely while working in construction trades. Students will study safe working practices, hazard awareness, the use of personal protective equipment and safety legislation and regulations. Students will have the opportunity to obtain workplace safety certification during this course, including WHMIS and WAH.

  • Hours: 30
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

Course details

Residential Electrical Theory and Practice
ELEC1950

Description:

This course will introduce students to the tools, materials, equipment, methods and regulations related to residential electrical work.Students will study basic electrical theory and apply it in a shop environment, through hands on work, including the installation of various residential devices using residential wiring techniques.Students will be required to demonstrate safe workplace practices and procedures, including the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Hours: 72
  • Credits: 4
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Employment Strategies and Workplace Exposure
ETR1120

Description:

Students will prepare to enter the job market and will be given the opportunity explore a variety of workplaces in this course. Life-long career planning strategies will be the focus including networking, interview and researching skills; developing a personalized resume and cover letter; and understanding current labour market information. They will also develop and enhance skills in teamwork, decision making and goal setting. A variety of workplace tours will be included to increase their knowledge of the trade and industry.

  • Hours: 36
  • Credits: 3
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Plumbing Theory and Practice
PLMB1270

Description:

This course will introduce students to the tools, materials, equipment, methods and regulations related to the plumbing trade. Students will study plumbing theory and apply it in a shop environment, through hands on practice while completing basic plumbing projects, such as installing common fixtures and associated piping and venting. Students will be required to demonstrate safe workplace practices, including the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Hours: 72
  • Credits: 4
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Level 3

Course details

Welding Theory and Practice
WELD1315

Description:

This course will introduce students to the tools, materials, equipment, and methods related to welding as it is used in construction projects.Students will study basic theory and apply it in a shop environment, through hands on work, using welding techniques such as SMAW. Students will be required to demonstrate safe workplace practices and procedures, including the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Hours: 32
  • Credits: 2
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Level 4

Course details

Field Placement (Pre-Apprenticeship Intro Construction Trades)
FPLT1570

Description:

The student will participate in on-the-job training using the apprenticeship training standards for the basic level of their respective trade. Also, the student will apply the skills taught in the in-school portion of the program and demonstrate effective work habits, time management and organizational skills at the work placement.

  • Hours: 280
  • Credits: 10
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Program outcomes

  1. Identify, select and use hand and power tools.
  2. Identify materials used in residential and commercial construction.
  3. Interpret relevant specifications, plans, and construction drawings.
  4. Apply basic mathematics to solve trade-related problems.
  5. Apply basic principles of construction layout.
  6. Perform basic construction site operations related to carpentry, electrical, plumbing and welding trades.
  7. Work in compliance with the theory and the accepted principles and practices of construction trades, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and welding.
  8. Identify health hazards and safety risks present on construction sites.
  9. Demonstrate safe workplace practices.
  10. Apply the basics of computer operating systems, file management, Microsoft Word and Excel toward the creation of simple documents and spreadsheets.
  11. Plan job-search strategies, develop interview skills and apply effective written and interpersonal communication skills.