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The Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Academic Information is listed below. Information on the Apprenticeship training can be found at the Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Government Department of Education.

Program Description

The objective of this program is to provide students with:

  • Theoretical trade knowledge which together with hands on shop experience will enable students to go on to train for employment as capable and knowledgeable apprentices and entry-level workers in the trade.
  • Acquisition of safety skills and awareness.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to the Carpentry trade.

Admission Requirements

  • Math 10 (min.75%)  or equivalent AND English10 or equivalent; OR
  • Mature Student Status with acceptable scores on the College Placement Assessment or GED; OR
  • Pass Level A Trades Entrance exam; OR
  • Level III Certificate

Other Requirements

  • Good physical condition.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Suitable work clothes and steel toed work shoes.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.


20 weeks

General Outcomes

  • Job safety skills and awareness.
  • Acquired practical hands-on experience with a variety of stationary and portable power tools.
  • A good knowledge base for an entry-level position in the job force.
  • Completion of the theoretical requirements for Level 1 of the Carpentry Apprenticeship program, the opportunity to write the first year Apprenticeship Exam, and 570 hours towards the student’s apprenticeship, (pending approval of the Apprenticeship Board).


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must successfully complete all courses in the program and maintain an overall "C" average (70%). Graduates of the program will receive a Yukon College Certificate. Students may also be offered technical credit towards a Yukon apprenticeship and the opportunity to challenge the Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 1 (first-year) exam.

Carpentry Apprentice Levels

Carpentry Apprentice Training Levels I, II, III and IV are 8-week programs offered by Yukon College through the Advanced Education Branch of the Yukon Government Department of Education. Students must be registered apprentices to attend these programs. This booklet offers an overview of apprenticeship options within the Yukon. The following dates are for the Apprenticeship levels in 2015-16:

Carpentry Apprentice level I -  October 16 to December 8, 2017 and March 12 to May 4, 2018

Carpentry Apprentice level II - October 16 to December 8, 2017 and January 2 to February 22, 2018

Carpentry Apprentice level III - February 12 to April 6, 2018

Caprentry Apprentice level IV - January 2 to February 22, 2018 and March 12 to May 4, 2018





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