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O que eu aprenderei?

Are you creative? Do you enjoy working hands-on both indoors and outdoors? If so, a career in timber framing might be the right fit for you!

To work as a timber framer, you should:

Have a passion for making and building things
Be precise, accurate, efficient, and be able to solve mathematical problems with ease
Be able to work independently or with a team

This program will prepare you to create unique and complex structures that represent the peak of craftsmanship. Todays timber frame buildings are energy efficient, structurally sound and stunningly beautiful. Learn how to create this today.

Why Choose a Career as a Timber Framer?

It’s a unique trade!
You can work with skilled trades people in a variety of job settings.
Timber Framing is becoming more common in new construction, making it a valuable skill for anyone currently in the construction industry.

Program Overview

At College of the Rockies, you will receive practical hands-on experience and training in our large, fully equipped timber frame shop, supplemented with computer and classroom instruction. You will learn from a true Timber Frame master! Born in Switzerland, Joe Gex-Collet has been timber framing for most of his life and has a true passion for this trade.

The 13-week Timber Frame program will cover the skills, knowledge and training you need to choose and cut various timber frame joints, lay out timbers using square rule, mill rule, centre line, and other techniques, conduct design/drafting basics, assemble and raise a frame and use basic geometry and trigonometry in framing. You will build one personal project in the program and will participate in the design, building and raising of a large timber frame structure. You also receive computer automated design (CAD work) training in this program. Safe work habits are important in this trade and are emphasized, reinforced and practiced throughout the program.

In this program, you will learn about:

  • Timber Framing history
  • Applying safety practices
  • Drafting and shop drawings
  • Timber conversion
  • Timber grading theory
  • Estimating and pricing skills
  • Math skills
  • Techniques for handling timbers
  • Handling tools and equipment
  • Building theory for enclosure systems
  • Timber finishing
  • Transportation, rigging and raising

De qual departamento farei parte?

College of the Rockies

Opções de estudo

Período integral (13 semanas)

CAD$6.825,00 (R$ 27.914) por ano
Data de início

To be confirmed


College of the Rockies

2700 College Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V1C 5L7, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Secondary school graduation (or equivalent), 65% in English 12 or equivalent. TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS (Academic) - Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0.

Para estudantes internacionais

  • Workplace MATH 10 and Apprenticeship MATH 12. Either Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Trades Mathematics 11, or equivalent
  • Computers 11 (or equivalent) is highly recommended

Non Academic Prerequisites:

  • Candidates should be physically fit (mobility/lifting), with good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and balance, able to work at heights and in adverse weather
  • Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in the construction field
  • Familiarity with basic hand and power tools used in carpentry/construction
  • IELTS: Direct entry academic program requirements: Overall 6.0 with no band less than 6.0, Conditional admit requirements: Overall 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT Overall 80 with minimum 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking
  • CAEL-CE - Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Test: Computer Edition (CE) score of 60 overall (no sub-score less than 60)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): PTE Academic - Academic overall 56

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.