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Technical Certificate

Construction Carpentry Assistant (6126)

Without skilled carpenters there would be no construction industry. From framing to finishing, carpenters bring buildings to life. In this program, you will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for an entry-level carpentry position. You will learn to safely operate hand and power tools; prepare work sites; and become skilled in the foundation formwork (wall, floor and roof framing; exterior trim).

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Florida’s growth is soaring. Jacksonville is a boomtown. And much of the city and state are being built by graduates of our construction programs. The employment rate in all trades is 100%. No Florida Community College student who wants a job goes without a job.

Florida Community College’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.

Annual Salaries
Starting salaries range from $16 to $20 an hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.

Students completing this program may go on to earn the Construction Carpentry Technician certificate, or transfer their coursework into the Carpentry Management A.A.S. degree program.

Estimated tuition is $797 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, fees, materials, certifications).

Construction Carpentry Assistant (6126) Curriculum

Professional Courses
BSC 1005 Life in its Biological Environment 3
BCT 1171 Exterior Trim and Hardware Finishes 3
BCT 1140 Foundation Formwork/Wall and
Floor Framing
BCT 1130 Roof Framing I 3
  Total Credit Hours 12

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

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