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Carpentry Management

As the building environment demands new technology and material, so does the necessity for qualified, educated carpenters. In this program, 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; and exterior trim. Graduates will be prepared for supervisory and/or management positions after a few years of practical experience.

There are three options within this program:

You may choose to earn the technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree.

Construction Carpentry Technician (6125)

Technical Certificate

You will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for an entry-level carpentry position. This technical certificate will also increase job skills and will complement the Carpentry Management (A.A.S.) 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.

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 transfer their coursework into the Carpentry Management A.A.S. degree program.


Estimated cost tuition is $1,594 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/07). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, fees, materials, certifications).


Course Number and Title
General Education
BSC 1005 Life in its Biological Environment
BCT 1101 Tools and Pre-Construction Skills
BCT 1102 Wood Products, Substitutes, Lumber
and Building Materials
BCT 1171 Exterior Trim and Hardware Finishes
BCT 1120 Leveling Instruments, Site Preparation
and Layout
BCT 1140 Foundation Formwork/Wall and
Floor Framing
BCT 1130 Roof Framing I
BCT 1131 Roof Framing II and Timber
  Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

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