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Heritage Retrofit Carpentry Courses


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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005



Heritage Recording and Architectural History

This course is an introduction to residential architectural history with an emphasis on existing Prince Edward Island buildings. This course also provides an overview of the principles and practices of heritage recording. This course includes field work to acquire measurements that are used in the production of As-Found Drawings.

Hours: 75
Course Code: ARCH-1400



Introduction to Project Management

A study of project management techniques and software. Students write a project statement, develop the work breakdown structure, sequence tasks, assign resources, and apply scheduling techniques to manage a project. The use of project management software to produce Gantt charts and network diagrams is explored.

Hours: 30
Course Code: BUSI-1110



Blueprint Reading & Basic Drafting

This course introduces students to working drawings used for construction. Students learn to read drawings and interpret the information contained in the drawings. Students are also introduced to basic drafting principles and how they relate to blueprint production and creation.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CARP-1305



Advanced Finish Carpentry

In this course students learn to recreate windows, doors, and millwork from an existing example and from drawings. Included in this course are: stair building and installation, trim and wall finish creation and installation and window building. In addition, students learn to install wood floors and apply various finishes to wood.

Hours: 90
Course Code: CARP-2010



Energy Efficiency

This course provides an overview of what it means to be energy efficient and why this is important. The course briefly looks at commercial applications and focuses mainly on residential applications, with an emphasis on applying energy efficient building practices to existing and new construction.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CARP-2020



Timber Frame Carpentry

Students learn about timber frame construction from the planning to construction stages of a structure. Specialized tools, practices and building techniques that are unique to timber frames are explored during the construction of a timber frame structure.

Hours: 90
Course Code: CARP-2030



Restoration and Renovation Methods I

In this course students learn the theory and practical application of methods in restoration and repair of existing structures.

Hours: 90
Course Code: CARP-2040



Restoration and Renovation Methods II

Building on the knowledge and skills from Restoration and Renovation Methods I, students acquire further experience with restoration and repair methods. In addition, students utilize energy audit reports on an existing historical home and compile a complete bid for renovations on the house. Students present their findings to the class in the form of a polished sales pitch.

Hours: 90
Course Code: CARP-2045



Traditional Carpentry Capstone I

This course provides students with an opportunity to research an existing piece of heritage millwork (i.e. mantle piece, stair railing etc.), or work with a client to document a modern project that contains elements of historical woodwork. Students further expand their basic drafting skills to produce a set of working drawings that will be used to in the completion of the project in the final course, Traditional Carpentry Capstone II.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CARP-2050



Traditional Carpentry Capstone II

This course provides students with an opportunity to re-produce heritage millwork, or a modern project with heritage elements, using the technical drawings created during Traditional Carpentry Capstone I.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CARP-2150



Communications II

This course is a combination of oral and written communication as well as several essential skills required for transition to the workplace. Included in the formal technical writing are business correspondence, informal and formal report writing, proper citation techniques, report formatting, and oral presentation skills utilizing presentation technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-2010



Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000



Math Essentials

This course is designed to provide students with a review of fundamental trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their chosen trade program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their trade, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1005



Math for Carpenters

This course is designed to enable the student to develop trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their carpentry program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and carpentry, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1015



Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001



Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002



Occupational Health and Safety

Students learn the information needed to prevent accidents and protect themselves and others from injury on the worksite, as well as the appropriate steps to take in the event of an accident. Areas of focus include; provincial legislation regarding workplace health and safety, personal protective equipment, types of fires and extinguishers, proper use of ladders and scaffolding, fall arrest awareness, and the role of foreperson in the workplace. Students are also expected to complete a practical safety component.

Hours: 45
Course Code: SAFE-1010