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CARP 0100 - Carpentry CQ Refresher

Carpentry Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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 the Industry Training Authority (Completion of 9,720 workplace hours). Contact the Industry Training Authority (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 the ITA.


Minimum of 9,720 hours workplace experience in the trade or successful completion of all 4 years of Carpenter technical training and 6480 workplace hours.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 10077

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Mar 19 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 19 Sat 08:00 - 14:30 BBY


Jeff Dewhurst

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Prerequisite: Minimum of six years experience in the Carpentry trade. Contact the Industry Training Authority (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, February 19th.

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

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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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