Carpentry is offered at the Nanaimo, Cowichan & Powell River campuses.

Aboriginal Construction is offered at the Nanaimo Campus.

The following areas will be covered in the assessment for the above program:

Area of Study

Minimum Score



Reading Comprehension


A selection of readings with multiple-choice, true/false and short-answer questions

30 min.

Math (calculator is allowed, basic formula table is provided)


30 questions on:

  • converting from and to metric units & imperial units
  • reading a ruler
  • using Pythagorean Theory
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • decimals
  • fractions
  • percent
  • exponents and square roots- basic
  • word problems
  • geometry: area, perimeter/circumference

60 min.

Personal Profile


A writing sample describing why you are a good candidate for this program

30 minutes

Approximate Time: 2 1/2 Hours - A dictionary is not permitted. A calculator is permitted.

Resources to help you prepare for your assessment:

Trades Math Study Guides

Book online for exams at Nanaimo campus

*Applicants of First Nations Ancestry will write the assessment or may be accepted with recommendation from the Program Chair.

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