Atlantic Business College


Carpentry - 1.5 Years

This 720-hour program, consisting of three 240-hour levels, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of general carpentry as well as practical necessary training.


Fredericton, NB  Canada

Full Time

Carpenters (NOC 7271) construct, erect, install, maintain, and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel, and other materials. General carpenters are employed in all aspects of the building industry, in new construction, renovation and maintenance of structures and buildings. Employers range from small private contractors to large corporations with job opportunities varying from fine interior finish work to heavy concrete formwork.
  • Identify, select, and safely use tools to complete a given task to supplied specifications, codes and/or instructions
  • Evaluate, select, and apply the appropriate construction material and fastening systems for a specific use in the industry.
  • Adhere to the standards set forth in the Ontario Building Code for all types of construction.
  • Apply the principles of drafting to the interpretation and production of sketches including survey and plot plans, and architectural, mechanical, and electrical drawings.
  • Solve construction-related problems and plan and design small projects using a variety of mathematical concepts and techniques.
  • Apply the principles of energy conservation to residential and commercial projects.
  • Use computer technology to research and create material related to both residential and ICI sectors of the construction industry.
  • Identify and work within the interdependence of skilled trades on a construction site to complete projects in a timely, financially responsible, and ethical manners
1.5 years (3 semesters)


  • Applicants must have completed 12th grade with English Credits or Credits on transcripts
  • The language of instruction at Atlantic Business College is English. In addition to the academic admission requirements, all applicants for whom English is not their first language and/or are coming from countries where English is not an official language, must provide proof of language proficiency.
  • Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Atlantic Business College’s English language Proficiency requirements:
English language Proficiency:
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based test (IBT) – Overall 80 with the minimum in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.or
  • International English Language Testing (IELTS) Academic Level with scores at or above overall average of 6 AND no band below 5.5 or
  • (IELTS is not required if the candidate is from an English-speaking country.)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic). Minimum score of 58 with no subject test less than 49 means (49L,49W,49S,49R)
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test (CAEL) (the online or in-person test). Overall band score of 60
  • CELPIP: Over all 7 no band below than 6 (6R,6L,6S,6W)
Semester 1
  • Safety, Materials and Tools Theory
  • Safety, Materials and Tools Practice
  • Plans, Specifications and Codes
  • Estimating, Calculations and Layout
  • Welding and Metal Cutting
Semester 2
  • Residential Construction Theory
  • Residential Construction Practice
  • Residential Print Reading and Math
Semester 3
  • Commercial Construction Theory
  • Commercial Construction Practice
  • Commercial Print Reading and Math


Total Fees Payable:

First year- $14,735

Second year- $7,148


We are now accepting applications for international students.

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