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Course details

This course prepares students to write the Carpenter Interprovincial Exam to receive the Certificate of Qualification with a Red Seal Endorsement. It refreshes the theoretical knowledge needed to complement the required practical experience. This course is intended for apprentices who failed the Interprovincial exam on their previous attempt and for workers who meet the program challenge requirements as specified by SkilledTradesBC (Completion of 9,720 workplace hours). Contact SkilledTradesBC (tel 778-328-8700 or toll free within BC 1-866-660-6011) to determine eligibility and to schedule an examination. Upon completion of the CQ Refresher you may be required to submit your BCIT Statement of Completion to SkilledTradesBC.


  • Minimum of 9,540 hours workplace experience in the trade or successful completion of all 4 years of Carpenter technical training and 6360 workplace hours.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of CARP 0100 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 10077


Sat Jan 21 - Sat Apr 01 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 10077
  • $841.15
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 21 - Apr 01 Sat 08:00 - 14:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 281
Mar 11 - Apr 01 Sat 08:00 - 14:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 335

Derek Klassen

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Prerequisite: Minimum of six years experience in the Carpentry trade. Contact SkilledTradesBC (tel. 778-328-8700 or toll free within BC 1-866-660-6011) to determine eligibility and to schedule an examination. Students will need a copy of either the BC Building Code with or without Part 8 or the National Building Code; and Carpentry by Vogt current within last 10 years. Books can be purchased at the BCIT bookstore. Students will require a Sharp EL-520X calculator on the first day of class. No class February 18.

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the construction of commercial/residential concrete forming systems including but not limited to footings, walls, suspended slabs and stairs.
  • Describe concrete materials, types, additives and treatments.
  • Calculate job-site material requirements.
  • Describe site preparation, excavation, and pile and shoring systems.
  • Select wood framing systems and materials.
  • Describe the construction of walls, floors, roofs and stairs using standard wood framing practices.
  • Use math to determine building location, stair layout, rafter calculations, and material volumes.
  • Establish elevations and site layout using a builder’s level and a theodolite.
  • Interpret the building code as it applies to residential wood frame calculations and construction.
  • Interpret safety and workplace documentation.
  • Interpret construction drawings.
  • Describe the planning and installation of interior and exterior doors, windows and finishing systems.
  • Describe renovation-specific support and construction activities.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011


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