Short Term Programs
Residential Renovation and Construction
Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. Other duties performed by carpenters are repairing and renovating residences and wooden structures in mills, mines, hospitals, industrial plants and other establishments
The SIIT Residential Renovation and Construction (RRaC) program helps students develop/enhance basic skills needed for entry level work in residential or commercial construction by learning the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and renovate housing.
Students will develop skills in job readiness, site safety, use of portable and stationary tools, basics of the construction industry, residential renovation and maintenance, and trades math by learning about the carpentry, drywalling, and roofing trades. Students will also get a basic introduction to electrical and plumbing trades.
By the end of this program students will have a good understanding of the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship system and the benefits of trade certification.
Those who like to work with their hands, creating, and making something new may find this type of work enjoyable. People who want skills to take with them wherever they go.
NOTE: Some employers may require a background check, or drug testing.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
- Those who do not meet the academic requirements may be considered, and CAAT testing may be used for academic placement
- Some employers may require a grade 12 for advancement in management roles.
Be comfortable working at heights, and in confined spaces.
Over a twelve (12) week period students enrolled in this program expect to attend 30 hours/week of classes.
50% in class
50% hands on training
Additional at home independent learning is not needed but can help with your education.
Tuition and Fees
Dependent on location.
Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training. (sponsors, LFD)
RRAC 100 Orientation and Job Readiness
RRAC 110 Construction Trade Math
RRAC 120 Construction Safety
RRAC 130 Portable and Stationary Tools
RRAC 140 Construction Basics
RRAC 150 Renovation Basics
What to Expect
Student life will differ based on location, however, do not expect homework as most course work can be completed in class. We do recommend going over any relevant reading, or video tutorials to make the most of your education. We do recommend bringing a bagged lunch as eating out can be expensive if done every day. Transportation to the Trades Centre’s depends on location, for some buses may be available; for those who drive parking might be limited; or, if either aren’t an option, catch a ride with a classmate!
Students in this program can expect to be in the class for part of the time for theory studies, and in a shop setting to work on projects. Students will also work on larger projects as a team, and this may include working on housing, or renovating existing housing.
Students will be provided proper tools and gain experience handling equipment in a safe manner. Relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) will also be provided to help ensure all students are safe on construction sites, and in the shop.
Students must pass all courses.
Courses are evaluated as Pass/Fail.
You must attend class regularly and maintain 90% attendance throughout the program to meet graduation requirements.
Indigenous graduates of this program can become indentured as apprentices in the Carpentry Trade through the Joint Training Committee; this committee will assist these people on their path to becoming a Journeyperson in the carpentry trade.
Graduates of this program who become Carpenter apprentices are awarded 300 Hours of trade time credit from taking this course.
Saskatchewan Wage/Hour (NOC 7271)
Some employers may require a drug test, or criminal record check.
People in this field often do heavy lifting, work at heights, and in confined spaces, outdoors, and are expected to work as part of a team.
People can find work on residential and commercial construction sites both on reserve and in urban settings. You may also find work in residential renovation and maintenance jobs.
They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, and maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.
English Language Benchmark
To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).
Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.