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.
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.
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