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Associate in Applied Science

Carpentry Management (A125)

Without skilled carpenters there would be no construction industry. From framing to finishing, they bring buildings to life. And carpenters usually have the best opportunities to become general construction supervisors because they’re exposed to the entire process. This program offers the degree that helps you move into management. General education courses such as English and mathematics are combined with professional and construction courses ranging from accounting, report writing, blueprint reading and engineering processes, to site preparation, materials, tools, trim and framing. When you graduate, your job options will be virtually unlimited. You’ll be prepared for supervisory and/or management positions after a few years of practical experience.

Two technical certificates are included as options within this degree program: Construction Carpentry Technician and Construction Carpentry Assistant. You may choose to earn the technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree.

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.

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. 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.

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.

All courses are directly applicable to Florida Community College’s carpentry specialty track in the Building Construction Technology A.S. degree.

Estimated cost of tuition is $4,316 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).

Carpentry Management (A125) Curriculum

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Mathematics 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
BSC 1005 Life in its Biological Environment 3
  Credit Hours 15

Trade Core Courses
BCN 1001 Introduction to Building Construction 3
ENC 2210 Technical Report Writing 3
GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3
ETI 1701 Occupational Safety 3
APA 1001 Applied Accounting 3
BCT 1040 Blueprint Reading 2
ETI 1420 Engineering Materials and Processes 3
  Credit Hours 20

Professional Courses
BCT 1101 Tools and Pre-Construction Skills 3
BCT 1102 Wood Products, Substitutes, Lumber
and Building Materials
BCT 1170 Interior Trim 3
BCT 1171 Exterior Trim and Hardware Finishes 3
BCT 1120 Leveling Instruments, Site Preparation
and Layout
BCT 1140 Foundation Formwork/Wall and
Floor Framing
BCT 1130 Roof Framing I 3
BCT 1131 Roof Framing II and Timber
BCT 1940 Co-op Work Experience I 3
BCT 1941 Co-op Work Experience II 3
  Credit Hours 30

Total Credit Hours: 65

*Refer to A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

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