Holland College | Carpentry


Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Certificate, Carpenter
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,212
Lab Fee $ 75
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Graduation Fee $ 100
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Total $ 5,075
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 3,360
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 1,715
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 400
Materials/Supplies $ --
Uniforms/Safety Shoes/Licence Fee $ 400
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fees $ 300
Total $ 1,100

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Building contractors
  • Self-employment
  • Building supply yards

Program Overview

In the Carpentry program, you will learn how to use concepts from math, engineering and design to construct solid building structures. You will learn about blueprints, building layout, framing, roof, wall, and floor systems, interior and exterior finish, and more. Courses are delivered in the classroom and on site, putting the theory you learn right to work.

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View a detailed list of courses for this program.

Red Seal

The most successful path to a Red Seal as a carpenter begins with the Carpentry program. This program enables you to earn 990 hours of apprenticeship time, as well as an opportunity to write the apprenticeship year one block exam upon successful completion of the program. These benefits put you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you can register as an apprentice to continue your apprenticeship journey, ultimately completing the Red Seal Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.

The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.



Construction Technology and Management

Learn how to plan, coordinate, and manage construction projects from inception to completion in the two-year Construction Technology and Management program at Holland College.

Heritage Retrofit Carpentry

Study Heritage Retrofit Carpentry and learn the construction techniques that were used centuries ago and replicate them by combining traditional skills with the latest technology. This one-year course will show you how to help preserve historic properties and upgrade older buildings by restoring them to structural standards using specialized carpentry skills.


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