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Introduction to College Apprenticeship Preparation Program (CAPP)

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The College Apprenticeship Preparation Program  will be offered as an alternate to most of the OYAP Apprenticeship programs.  It  will provide an excellent opportunity for students to experience college “Trade School” and get a taste of  post-secondary curriculum, without having to have a Registered Training Agreement (Apprenticeship registration) with an employer.  

These courses have been selected in consultation with industry and employers as appropriate foundation courses, and are considered preparatory to pursuing an apprenticeship or related post secondary program.

These are programs for students who plan to follow the Apprenticeship Pathway in the Motive Power, Industrial  and Service Sectors.   CAPP courses will be offered in the following Skilled Trades areas: 

  • Automotive ServiceMachining
  • Truck and Coach
  • Welding

In this four credit program, students will:
  • earn two Secondary co-op/OYAP credits under the supervision of a secondary school co-op teacher between February and April .     
  • earn two high school/College credits at the college during May and June
  • College credits will count on both the OSSD and a College transcript
  • receive support from a secondary school teacher in the transition to college
  • have a clear and early orientation to college life and expectations
  • be exempt from Conestoga College tuition fees and text book costs
  • have successfully completed the Grade 12 technology program that matches their Skilled Trades interest
  • have work experience in the trade from school, work or volunteer experience
 
Students need to arrange their own transportation to the Conestoga College Campus where their program is offered  (Students will receive a parking pass and reimbursement for transportation costs to Conestoga College based on funding and distance traveled at the end of the program).​

CAPP Welding

Course Code: Thermal Cutting and Brazing (TLO4T) + Shielded Metal Arc Welding (TLG4T)

# of credits: 2

Semester: 2

Passing grade: 55%

Campus: Waterloo


  • Will be taught at Conestoga College - Waterloo Campus, for full days Monday-Friday in May and June
  • Students may use programs’ tools or bring their own
  • Students will complete a full day two-credit co-op/OYAP placement prior to the start of this program

NOTE: Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the College, steel toes, and safety glasses.


Thermal Cutting and Brazing:
Application and set-up of thermal cutting processes used for cutting, piercing, bevelling and gouging of various metals will be studied in this course. Hands-on practice will stress safety and quality using the oxy-fuel gas cutting, plasma arc cutting, and air-carbon arc gouging processes.



Shielded Metal Arc Welding:

This course will develop basic welding skills with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process, commonly referred to as "stick" welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet welds in all welding positions while groove welds will be produced in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions with a variety of electrode types.

CAPP Culinary

Course Code: Applied Culinary Techniques (TUX4T) + Applied Baking Techniques (TUA4T)

# of credits: 2

Semester: 2

Passing grade: 60%

Campus: Waterloo


  • Will be taught at Conestoga College - Waterloo Campus, for full days Monday-Friday in May and June
  • Students will complete a full day two-credit co-op/OYAP placement prior to the start of this program


Applied Culinary Techniques:


This practical learning lab provides the opportunity to practice and develop the fundamental skills, methods of cookery and presentation of dishes suitable for a variety of food service settings. The student will have ample opportunity to practice knife handling and familiarize themselves with basic kitchen equipment. (Note: This course is a credit course offered in Culinary Skills and Culinary Management programs 1025C/1026C)


Applied baking Techniques:


This learning lab provides the student with an understanding of all practical basic preparation methods and general terminology related to the baking and pastry department. The student will prepare basic pastry, pies, cookie dough, sponges, pudding & meringues. Note: This course is a credit course offered in Culinary Skills and Culinary Management full time program

CAPP Carpentry

Course codes: Carpentry Theory + Carpentry Practice

# of credits: 2

Semester: 2

Passing grade: 55%/55%

Campus: Waterloo



Carpentry Theory:

Students will be introduced to the field of carpentry by studying the history, origins and background of the carpentry trade. Common hand and power tools used in carpentry in the residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors will be discussed along with approaches needed to complete small scaled carpentry projects. Topics will also include quality, craftsmanship, career opportunities in carpentry, skills and knowledge needed to be a successful carpenter and the industry expectations for entry into the field.


Carpentry Practice:

Students will apply the theory studied in Carpentry Theory in a shop environment through hands on practice and by completing small scale carpentry projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common carpentry tools such as circular saws and hand planes; and stationary tools like table saws. Students will practice safe use of the common tools encountered on a construction site specifically related to the Carpentry field. In addition, students will complete drawings/specifications and apply math/problem solving skills typically encountered in the Carpentry trade to solve common carpentry problems. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.