Carpentry Level 1

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 Carpentry Program provides students with skills and knowledge in building construction. The scope and depth of this program is appropriate for students entering this industry on a permanent basis.

Hands-on shop experience is the basis on which skills are developed and the program is developed around the individual needs of students. The program is offered Monday through Friday for the full school year (10 months). Students will have to travel to the Cloverdale Kwantlen campus for four weeks to complete the program.



How to Apply

To apply to this program, visit

Your application package must include the following:

  • Application form and waiver – KPU
  • SD42 Partnership Application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (briefly stating why you are interested in this program)
  • Recent transcript of your grades

Submit the complete package to your school’s career planning assistant, work experience teacher, or counselor.

Program Content

The standard program consists of the following course content:

  • air nailers and staplers
  • asphalt shingles
  • concrete forms
  • safe work practices
  • roof framing
  • basic power tools
  • floor framing
  • stair calculating and building
  • concrete quantity calculating
  • blueprint reading and basic estimating
  • powder actuated tools, Hilti and Ramset
  • door and window installation
  • basic hand tools
  • cedar shakes, wood and vinyl siding
  • introduction to concrete
  • wall framing

The minimum grade for individual courses is 64 per cent. An overall GPA of 70 per cent or better is required. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program. Students who successfully complete this program will have seven complete courses for 28 credits on the secondary school graduation transcript. They will also receive the KPU certificate/citation.

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