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Building BC from the ground up

Carpenters construct, renovate and repair residential, civil, institutional, commercial and industrial structures made of wood, steel, concrete and other materials. They can work for a wide array of employers, including new home builders and renovation firms, construction firms, building owners, property managers and tenants, building developers and government departments.

Our programs

BCIT’s Carpentry department offers both Foundation and Apprenticeship options. Through either program you can start the path to becoming a red seal carpenter.

carpentry students cutting lumber

After receiving a general background in the carpentry trade, carpenters often specialize in specific areas of the trade such as:

  • site preparation and layout
  • concrete formwork and falsework
  • wood or metal framing
  • building stairs and railings
  • interior and exterior finishing


Laddering your credentials for a career in carpentry

Certification of Qualification (Red Seal)
Certificate of Apprenticeship (Red Seal)
Carpentry Apprenticeship Program
Work Experience

Certificate of Trades Training

Carpentry Foundation Program
Direct Entry into
Apprenticeship Program

Virtual Reality Walkthroughs

Take a 360° highlight tour of our Carpentry Department facilities.

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