SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe may deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall, where Ministry-approved. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer. Please consult your Program Coordinator for applicability to your level of study.

If you love building and crafting, why not use your passion and begin a career as a carpenter? - 2019/2020

If you’re interested in working with your hands in a supportive environment that will teach you the skills you need to succeed, then consider signing up for the General Carpenter Apprenticeship at Fanshawe.

Habitat for Humanity women's build, October 2018You’ll measure, shape, cut and construct forms for concrete pouring, create foundations, floors, walls and ceilings and build stairs, counters and cupboards. In other words, you’ll be involved in every step of the project as you help to create a safe space that people can work, play, or live in.

To be a great carpenter, you’ll need manual dexterity, strong organization skills and the ability to visualize how pieces come together. We know these skills aren’t developed overnight, and that’s why you’ll be able to develop them under the direction of experienced workers during an apprentice period of the program. If you’re ready to work and want to get planning, measuring, and crafting, this apprenticeship will provide you with the combination of short-class instruction and hands-on training that will help you build a career as a carpenter.


Habitat for Humanity Women's Build

This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants need a sponsor/employer.
Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MAESD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.



General Carpenter-2019/2020

Level 1-Basic
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CARP-1002Estimat'g Layout & Calculations (Basic)2
The student will develop an understanding of basic trade calculations and an ability to solve trade related problems. The student will learn to apply basic principles of Geometry to Construction layout and develop knowledge of practices of cutting, brazing and arc welding with oxy-acetylene, safely.
CARP-1003Plans Specifications & Codes-Basic2
This course prepares the student for usual working relationships in the industry; develops knowledge of architectural drawings and related equipment; develops ability to read and interpret drawings and sketches from oral and written information.
SFTY-1053Safety Materials & Tools7.5
To develop in the apprentice knowledge and pride in the trade of Carpentry and its related regulations and organization. To develop knowledge of health hazards and other risks and first aid skills.To develop knowledge of materials, of wood and lumber, of skill in joints and fasteners, and of skill and selection of hand tools and power tools.
WELD-1056Welding for Carpenters0.5
To develop in the apprentice knowledge in the general safety practices and operating principles of oxy-acetylene and arc welding and skill in the basic levels of cutting, brazing, and welding.

Level 2-Intermediate
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CARP-3002Plans Codes Specifications2
To develop in the apprentice knowledge in the reading and interpretation of residential plans, specifications, and codes.
CARP-3003Estimating Layout Calculations2
To develop in the apprentice knowledge in the procedure of estimating material quantities and related costs as per Residential plans and specifications supplied.
CONS-3022Residential Construction9
To familiarize the apprentice with basic site and building layout requirements; excavation; footings and concrete; foundations, drainage; sill plates; floor beams; support collumns; flooring systems; framed walls; ceiling joists; trusses; roofs; exterior finishing; interior finishing and ventilation.

Level 3-Advanced
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CARP-3004Plans Codes Specifications2
To develop in the apprentice knowledge and skill in the reading and interpretation of commercial plans, specifications, and codes.
CARP-3005Estimating Layout Calculations2
To develop in the apprentice knowledge in the procedure of estimating material quantities and costs as per commercial plans and specifications supplied.
CONS-5017Commercial Construction9
To develop in the apprentice knowledge and skill in the use of levelling instruments and layout procedures.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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Program Coordinator:

Jim Leslie

Ontario College Certificate