The Carpentry Apprenticeship program prepares students for advancement as a residential or commercial carpenter.

Apprentices are employed full-time (PAID w/raises). Classes are FREE and on-the-job training is completed during the workday.

Graduates of the program earn “journeyman” status as well as state and national credentials, positioning them well for a strong career in a growing job market.

Job Outlook:

The median annual wage for carpenters was $48,330 in May 2019. Click for more information about the carpentry profession from the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics.

Training & Coursework:
  • Form building
  • Rough framing
  • Door and window setting
  • Application of trimming fixtures
  • Roof coverage
  • Construction and setting cases, closets and stair work
  • Application of hardware and fittings to exterior and interior of buildings, doors and windows
  • Care and use of tools and
  • Safety procedures
  • Care and safe use of tools and woodworking machinery

Apprentices are required to work a total of 8,004 hours On-the-Job Training (OJT) and attend 576 supplemental classroom instructional hours.  Upon successful completion of the program, the apprentice will be considered a “journey worker” and will receive a four-level certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and will be issued a nationally recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate by the State of Florida.