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Building Trades

​Program Description

The Building Trades program is an eight credit Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE) program. Students (minimum 16 years old) spend one day per week in class learning the theory essential to building construction and four days per week receiving hands-on instruction in a typical employment situation. Students may experience building construction trades in carpentry, concrete, bricklaying, renovating, heating, plumbing, painting, cabinet-making and other areas that will prepare them for employment, apprenticeship or further education.

Students begin by learning conventions and practices of the workplace, developing job search techniques and pre-employment skills, health and safety rules and regulations, the use of hand and power tools and the use of construction equipment and new construction technology.

Workplace Education Manitoba has listed nine Essential Skills needed to be successful in any workplace. All nine Essential Skills are used in different combinations, in different applications, in every occupation. They are the foundational skills you use to carry out your work tasks and are the building blocks you use to learn new ones. The importance of, and need for, employees to have appropriate levels of workplace Essential Skills is clear and strong.

To help students be successful in their training, ATC has developed a package focused specifically on these Essential Skills and how they apply to the program of Building Trades. The purpose of this package is not to dissuade students from attending the program, but to help them become successful by informing them of the skills required. We highly encourage all students to take some time to work through the package and become informed of the program requirements.

Prerequisites and Beneficial Skills

  • Students must be 16 years old when their classes begin.
  • High school students have completed Grade 10.
  • Post-secondary students have completed Grade 12.
  • Applicants not meeting the entrance requirements may be accepted as mature students. Skills assessment may be required.
  • Mathematical aptitude or successful completion of Grade 10 Applied Math is strongly recommended.
  • Willingness to work in challenging conditions.
  • Good physical health and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective communication skills.

Certification

ATC will award certificates to students who successfully complete requirements of this eight-credit program.

Apprenticeship and Employment Opportunities

As successful graduates of this program, students will be able to obtain employment based on the strength of their work experience or begin their apprenticeship in one of the construction trades. The program is intended primarily for students who plan to seek employment after completion of the course.

Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE) provides training that ensures a greater chance of employability in a satisfying career with a good future. Graduates have gained employment in many different areas of the building construction trades.

Overview and Fees

Application Fee:

$20 (nil for high school students)

Tuition:

NO COST (high school students)
$1800 per semester, $3600 full program

Student Fee:

$25 per semester

Textbook Fee:

$100 (refundable)

​Credits
​Part 1 - 4 credits, Part 2 - 4 credits

Additional Costs

CSA approved work boots with safety toe and shank. Hard hat, hearing protection, safety vests and safety glasses may be required. Students are required to provide their own transportation to the worksite. 

​Work Experience
​Yes - This is Cooperative Vocational Education experience, students attend classes every Monday and are placed with a contractor for the remainder of the week.
​Program Intakes
​September and February starts


Tuition is subject to change and is assessed at time of registration.



 
 
 
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