Carpentry Apprenticeship

Building Stronger Careers and a Stronger Workforce

EARN while you LEARN

  • Tuition-Free
  • Paid Employment—with Raises—while Taking Classes
  • In-Demand Career Path

Carpentry apprentice drills wooden boardThe Carpentry Apprenticeship program prepares students for advancement as a residential or commercial carpenter in the construction industry.  Tuition is FREE!  Student apprentices are employed by an approved sponsor and will be paid a progressively increased wage, while they continuously advance throughout the program.  The curriculum provides knowledge and skills training in all aspects of carpentry installation, repair and maintenance.

Apprentices are required to work a total of 8,004 hours On-the-Job Training (OJT) and attend 576 supplemental classroom instructional hours.  Upon successful completion of the program, the apprentice will be considered a “journey worker” and will receive a four-level certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and will be issued a nationally recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate by the State of Florida.

Year 1- Fall Semester

BCA001 Introduction to Construction- 38 hours
BCA550 Carpentry Apprenticeship I – 34 hours
BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 1- Spring Semester

BCA551 Carpentry Apprenticeship II – 72 hours
BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 1- Summer Semester

BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 667 hours

Year 2- Fall Semester

BCA552 Carpentry Apprenticeship III – 72 hours
BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 2- Spring Semester

BCA553 Carpentry Apprenticeship IV – 72 hours
BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 2- Summer Semester

BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 667 hours

Year 3- Fall Semester

BCA554 Carpentry Apprenticeship V – 72 hours
BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 3- Spring Semester

BCA555 Carpentry Apprenticeship VI – 72 hours
BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 3- Summer Semester

BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 667 hours

Year 4- Fall Semester

BCA556 Carpentry Apprenticeship VII – 72 hours
BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 4- Spring Semester

BCA557 Carpentry Apprenticeship VIII – 72 hours
BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 739 hours

Year 4- Summer Semester

BCA558 Carpentry Apprenticeship OJT – 667 hours
Total: 667 hours

Grand total: 8,580 hours

For more information, contact the Community Education, Workforce & Testing Department, at apprenticeships@fkcc.edu or 305-809-3185.