Start your career in the Skilled Trades
In the Carpentry program, you will learn how to apply 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, in the shop, and at our Summerside campus carpentry compound. Throughout the program, you'll continually develop your carpentry skills by building a two-bedroom cottage with your classmates, under the guidance of our Red Seal instructors. When you graduate, you can enter the workforce with confidence and start working toward your Red Seal Certification in Carpentry.
This program is located at our Summerside Waterfront Campus. Take a virtual tour.
EARN YOUR RED SEAL
The most successful path to a Red Seal as a carpenter begins with the Carpentry program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year-one block exam, which puts 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 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 Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification.