Get the hands-on training you need to work towards your Red Seal Endorsement in Carpentry.

From mastering tools, exploring materials, reading blueprints and understanding construction processes and implementation of safety measures, you can receive all the training you need to work towards your Red Seal (RSE) in Carpentry through Yukon University.

Program description

The objective of the Carpentry Pre-apprenticeship program is to provide students with:

  • Theoretical trade knowledge which together with hands-on shop experience will enable students to go on to train for employment as capable and knowledgeable apprentices and entry-level workers in the trade.
  • Acquisition of safety skills and awareness.
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to the Carpentry trade.

General outcomes

At the end of the program, students will have:

  • Acquired safety skills and awareness.
  • Acquired practical hands-on experience with a variety of stationary and portable power tools.
  • A good knowledge base for an entry-level position in the job force.
  • Completed the theoretical requirements for Level I of the Carpentry Apprenticeship program, 570 hours towards the student’s apprenticeship (pending approval of the Apprenticeship Board), and have the opportunity to write the first year Apprenticeship Exam.
Admission requirements
  • Math 10 (min 75%) or equivalent AND English 10 or equivalent
Other requirements
  • good physical condition
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • suitable work clothes and steel-toed work shoes
Graduation requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses in the program and maintain an overall "C" average (70%).

Graduates of the program will receive a Yukon University certificate.

Students may also be offered technical credit towards a Yukon apprenticeship and the opportunity to challenge the Carpentry Apprenticeship Level I (first-year) exam.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon University recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Money matters


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See money matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.

Student financial awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon University is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several student financial awards to help offset your educational and living costs.

Financial assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See money matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867 668 5209 to make an appointment.

Program Guides

A program planning guide lays out the courses and requirements needed to graduate from a particular program. It guides you through course selection options for each term, provides a sample program pathway and acts as a tool to track your progress.


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CARP 102 - Portable Power Tools and Levels Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)
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CARP 107 - Blueprint Reading Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)