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Workforce Certificate

Carpentry (5618)

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. This program provides exit points for those who wish to specialize in a specific area. Students must complete courses required for each individual exit point.

Students enrolled in this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by their scores on the entry-level test. Students should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrolling in courses. For information call 904.633.8287.


Professional Courses

*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Languague Skills

BCV 0930 Postsecondary Internship (optional)

BCV 0020 Tools and Pre-Construction Skills (150/5)
BCV 0103 Wood Products, Substitutes, Lumber and Building Materials (150/5)
BCV 0170 Interior Trim (150/5)
BCV 0173 Exterior Trim and Hardware (150/5)
BCV 0046 Leveling Instruments, Site Preparation and Layout (150/5)
BCV 0139 Foundation Formwork/Wall and Floor Framing (150/5)
BCV 0140 Roof Framing I (150/5)
**BCV 0141 Roof Framing II and Timber Construction (150/5)
  or **BCV 0930 Postsecondary Internship

Total Credit Hours: 1200 contact hours/40 workforce credits

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.
**See program advisor to assure proper course selection.

Estimated tuition* is $2,200. Estimated cost for books and materials is $300. (*for Florida residents, as of 7/04)


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