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 project that contributes to the well-being of a family in the community. Students are guided throughout the home-building process by seasoned trades people from a variety of trades. Students gain sought-after certifications that will increase their qualifications and augment their resumes. Students earn 6 credits in this program and hours that can be used to gain certification. Students can gain up to 640 hours towards their apprenticeship through the apprenticeship board and the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program.
HCAP is open to all students in the Saskatoon area. We make every effort to ensure students stay connected to their home schools by suggesting that Grade 12 students attend during the first semester, allowing them to graduate with their peers. We also support school teams and students can travel to their home school for sports and clubs. HCAP works in the community and we are partners with Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Habitat for Humanity and other community groups.
There is a $54 fee for the Safety Construction Orientation Training online course. We also ask that all students bring a 2G flash drive/USB. All necessary safety wear is supplied, except safety work boots.
The program application form is available by download or from Student Services offices at all Saskatoon Public Schools collegiates. For more information on what HCAP offers students download a copy of the HCAP program page. More information is available from your school's Student Services office or Mount Royal Collegiate. It is recommended that students have their Construction 10 credit prior to applying for HCAP.