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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Nov 17, 2019
2013-2014 Catalog [Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014] 
2013-2014 Catalog [Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014] [Archived Catalog]

Carpentry (5618) (W.C.)

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Workforce Certificate

This program will prepare you for a great job in the carpentry trade. Learn to safely operate hand and power tools; prepare work sites and become skilled in foundation formwork, wall, floor and roof framing, and exterior trim. The hourly wage for carpenters can be well above average. Job opportunities are countless for trained carpenters in new construction, repair and remodeling. The employment outlook is projected to remain excellent for years to come. Demand for construction of larger homes, starter and second homes, as well as residential, business and industrial complexes will continue to be high.

This program teaches essential carpentry skills and offers an optional on-the-job internship, which can help you build on your proficiency and future earnings potential. In addition, if you’re looking to be your own boss, carpentry can provide that opportunity.

Two embedded workforce certificates are available within this program: Carpentry I (5773) (W.C.)  and Carpentry II (5774) (W.C.) . Students may pursue one or more embedded certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or earn embedded certificates while completing the requirements for the Carpentry (5618) (W.C.)  certificate. Contact the instructor or program manager to determine the education path that is best for you.

Career Opportunities

Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Building Construction program has a long-standing relationship with this region’s major industry organizations, such as Woods Engineering, C. Young Construction, Superior Construction, Paul Fraser Homes, Stellar Group, C & C Powerlines, Dickey Smith & Company, Miatt Construction and Accubuild Construction.

Members of the Northeast Florida Builders Association serve on our Construction Management Advisory Council and on advisory committees for all trades, as well as provide internships and fund annual scholarships. The advisory committees provide leadership, support and guidance for the program and support such educational activities as constructing residential projects from design to move in.

You have the opportunity to network with major contractors and become employed while you’re still in school. We also refer you for internships and job interviews.


The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress .

Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrolling in courses.

Need More Information? Contact:

Umu Graham, Downtown Campus, (904) 633-8295 or

Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI)

Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take the following courses:

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a workforce certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Students must fulfill the specific program requirements as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville Catalog.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  3. Complete the required courses as set forth in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog or as approved by the dean of the area.
  4. Complete at least one-fourth of the total clock hours required for a certificate’s program requirements while enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  5. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to Florida State College at Jacksonville before they may graduate.
  6. Students must earn a TABE score that meets or exceeds the program’s exit requirement, if any.

Note: Students are cautioned to provide particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student is deemed eligible for meeting the academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2013/2014) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2018, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2017/2018 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or prerequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

Gainful Employment

This is a gainful employment program. Visit the Gainful Employment page for gainful employment programs' placement and on-time completion rates, median loan amounts, SOC codes and estimated program costs.

Gainful employment programs include only training programs of at least one academic year that lead to a certificate and credentialed non-degree programs (credit programs requiring 30 or fewer credit hours and clock hour programs requiring 600 or more contact hours). These programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

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