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High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program


In the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP), students experience all aspects of the residential construction industry by building a home themselves. They experience the enormous pride and satisfaction that comes from completing a major residential project. Students are guided throughout the home-building process by seasoned tradespeople from a variety of trades. HCAP students are building their future in the construction and carpentry industry. Students earn four credits in this program and can gain up to 640 hours towards their apprenticeship through the apprenticeship board and the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program.

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HCAP is open to all grades 11 and 12 students. Journeyman contractors work with students throughout the build of the home to oversee all stages and ensure national building code requirements are met. Students receive safety training and certification throughout the HCAP program to provide them with the proper safety measures to mitigate the risk of workplace-related injuries. These certifications support students in obtaining future employment opportunities in the skilled trades.


All students will complete the Safety Construction Orientation Training online course. We ask that all students bring a 2G flashdrive/USB to class. All necessary safety wear is supplied, except safety work boots.


  • Earn up to 640 hours towards an apprenticeship through the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program.
  • Get certified in CPR/First Aid and WHMIS.
  • Receive Saskatchewan construction online training, fall protection training, power-actuated fastening system training.
  • Students are connected with Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) Bootcamps and Summer internship program.


  • Career Work Ed 30A and 30B
  • Practical and Applied Arts 30A and 30B 
  • Credit of choice to be taken in period 1


The High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program is open to students entering grades 11 and 12 in September 2023. Students must apply to be considered for the program. It is recommended that students have their Construction 10 credit prior to applying.

Apply online here or click on the green button to the right. 

The application is due April 6, 2023.

Open House

Mount Royal Collegiate is hosting an open house at the school for HCAP on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7 p.m. We encourage anyone who is interested in the program to attend. If you are unable to join and have questions, please contact Richard Zacharias at