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Carpenter Apprenticeship

Credential
Alberta Journeyman Certificate
Duration

4 years (minimum 1,560 hours yearly on-the-job training + 8 weeks at RDC each year)

Location
Main Campus
Fees
Training

Red Deer College offers the Carpenter Apprentice program, one of the many apprenticeship training options available for students. Apprenticeship is a career option that involves both classroom and on-the-job training. To learn the skills required of a Carpenter in Alberta and to be issued an Alberta Journeyman Certificate, a person must find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice. For more information, please visit the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website

Continue Your Learning

If you have a valid Alberta Journey Certificate, you are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.

Employment Opportunites

Most Carpenters are employed by construction contractors, are self-employed or do construction or maintenance work for government agencies, utility companies or manufacturing firms. Employment prospects for Carpenters vary considerably, depending on the season and economic conditions. Journeyman wage rates vary, but generally range from $25 to $38 an hour (plus benefits.) Carpenters may advance to Foreman, Subcontractor, Construction Superintendent or Contractor. They are involved in every step of construction, and this overall knowledge is an advantage when applying for supervisory positions.