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School of Skilled Trades

Millwork and Carpentry

Sep 03, 2019
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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
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  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of C in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

In the Millwork and Carpentry program, you will gain hands-on skills in the design and construction of wood structures, cabinets, shelving units and furniture. This certificate program will explore the two traditional woodworking trades of Cabinetmaker and Carpenter, with an emphasis on tools and safety.

Students specialize in either the cabinetmaking or carpentry stream. Each stream emphasizes materials and techniques relevant to that trade specialization.

  • The Cabinetmaking stream (Millwork), introduces students to construction of both upper and lower casework, complete with doors, drawer, mouldings, hardware and exposure to a variety of different materials used in the trade.
  • The  Carpentry stream  provides an introduction to residential home construction in foundations, framing and finishing carpentry.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant training 

Successful Millwork and Carpentry certificate graduates display the following attributes.

  • safety conscious
  • work well with tools
  • work well within a team environment
  • the ability to stand, crouch and kneel for long periods of time
  • manual dexterity
  • the ability to lift heavy loads
  • the ability to solve arithmetic problems accurately
  • a positive and professional learning attitude, with an interest in woodworking

Student Experience

The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.

Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.

If there is something you are looking for or if you need additional information, please contact us at apprentice@nait.ca.

Millwork and Carpentry

Step inside NAIT's Millwork and Carpentry program.

Enter the workforce with confidence 

Ample opportunity exists for trained millworkers and carpenters to be self-employed or to find work as employees of progressive organizations. The diverse career opportunities include but are not limited to

  • commercial and institutional millwork
  • cabinet and furniture production
  • commercial display work
  • construction carpentry
  • prefabricated home manufacturer
  • strair and handrail manufacturing

Carpenters build and repair buildings and other structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel and other materials. In residential jobs, carpenters

  • crib the basement
  • build the house framework, walls, roof, exterior and interior finishes
  • install doors, windows, flooring, cabinets, stairs, handrails, panelling, moulding and ceiling tiles

 

Have questions? We've got answers

Roger Cloutier, Program Chair 
Email: rogerc@nait.ca
Phone: 780.471.8665

 



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Term 1

MILC1101Introduction to Trade Math, Blueprint Reading, and Drafting
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Co-requisite: MILC1102. A mark of 65% in each course is required to challenge the First Period apprenticeship exam.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Students learn concepts to solve trade-related math including calculations of fractions to decimals and metric to imperial conversions. Students will use drawing techniques to create and interpret orthographic and isometric drawings.

MILC1102Introduction to Hand Tools, Portable and Stationary Machines, Trade Safety and Professionalism
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Co-requisite: MILC1101.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Students learn to identify and safely use hand tools, portable power tools, pneumatic tools, and stationary machinery. Students will also identify safe work practices and professional behavior in a woodworking and learning environment.

MILC1103Introduction to woodworking – Fundamentals of carpentry and cabinetmaking
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Co-requisite: MILC1102. A mark of 65% in each course is required to challenge the first period apprenticeship exam.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Students will develop a number of professional and fundamental carpentry and cabinetmaking skills through the introduction of tools and machines used in industry. while attending this project based course.

Term 2 - Carpentry

MILC1211Plans and Estimating for Carpenters
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Prerequisite: MILC1101. Co-Requisite: MILC1212.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Print reading is an essential component in becoming a proficient and skilled trades person. This course will provide information on how to interpret prints (plans), and create material estimates for residential projects.

MILC1212Introduction to Residential Building Components 1
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Prerequisite: MILC1102. Co-requisite: MILC1211.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will focus on developing the skills necessary to layout and construct residential building components. This training will cover residential foundation and floor systems, construction materials and fasteners.

MILC1213Introduction to Residential Building Components 2
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Prerequisites: MILC1102. Co-requisites: MILC1212. A mark of 65% in each course is required to challenge the first period apprenticeship exam.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will focus on the components and hands on skills necessary to construct a residential building.The construction process will include but is not limited to building processes such as preliminary building layout, foundation and floor systems, wall construction, door and window installation, roof systems, exterior and interior finishes. Students will also develop their trade competencies by constructing carpentry related projects. An emphasis will be placed on professionalism and occupational health and safety standards.

MILC1391Field Placement for Carpenter Students
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: MILC1101, MILC1102, MILC1103. Co-requisites: MILC1211, MILC1212, MILC1213.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course allows students to apply their knowledge and gain real life experiential learning through industry placement.

Term 2 - Cabinetmaking

MILC1221Shop Drawings, applied Mathematics, and an introduction to current technology for Cabinetmakers.
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Prerequisite: MILC1101. Co-Requisite: MILC1222. A mark of 65% in each course is required to challenge the first period apprenticeship exam
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Print reading is an essential component in becoming a proficient trades person.This course will provide you with information required to interpret prints (plans) and create material estimates for projects related to the cabinetmaking trade. This course will also provide you with an introduction to advanced technology for cabinetmaking.

MILC1222Elements and Construction of Casework 1
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Prerequisite: MILC1102. Co-requisite: MILC1221.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

The students will learn the process of constructing upper and lower casework, drawers, doors, and tops for cabinetry. This course will also cover the use of product techniques and equipment for preparing and finishing wood.

MILC1223Elements and Construction of Casework 2
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Millwork and Carpentry program. Prerequisite: MILC1103. Co-requisite: MILC1222.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Students will construct upper and lower casework, drawers, doors, and countertops. The application of pediments and crown moulding will also occur. The proper selection and installation of cabinet hardware will be applied. Students will also be introduced to the basic use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment.

MILC1392Field Placement for Cabinetmaker Students
  • Requisites: Prerequisites: MILC1101, MILC1102, MILC1103. Co-requisites: MILC1221, MILC1222, MILC1223.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course allows students to apply their knowledge and gain real life experiential learning through industry placement.

Tuition

Cost Per Credit: $150
Tuition Cap: $1,883

Tuition for International Students

Cost Per Credit: $473
Tuition Cap: $5,931

Mandatory Fees

NAITSA: $129
U-Pass: $175
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70

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How much will first year cost?

Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)

Level 1 Term 1: $700
Level 1 Term 2: $600

Dates & Deadlines

We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

Application Deadline: Sep 03, 2019

Term Start Date: Sep 03, 2019

Program Availability Status:  

Domestic Applicants: WL
International Applicants: WL

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 10 English
  • Grade 10 Math. The following courses can be used to meet this requirement: Math 10, 13, 24, Applied, Pure, 10C, or 10-3.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

OR

  • Successful completion of the entrance exam through Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) can be used in lieu of the English and Math requirements.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

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Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


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