Salary Ranges
(entry level –> experienced)

  • $12.27 – $28.28 (hourly)
  • $25,530 – $58,820 (annual)

The carpentry program requires 576 hours of classroom instruction and 8000 hours of on-the-job training.

Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools.

Carpenters need manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance. The ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly and accurately also is required.

Specific skills include: construct, erect, or repair wooden frameworks or structures; read specifications in blueprints, sketches or building plans; prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required; shape or cut materials to specified measurements; use hand tools, machines, and/or power saws; install structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, flooring, and trim, or hardware; climb ladders and scaffolding; follow safety procedures.

1st Year Apprentice

(144 hours classroom training, 2,000 hours on-the-job training)

  • Basic Safety
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Material Handling
  • Basic Rigging
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Reading Plans and Elevations
  • Introduction to Light Equipment
  • Safety Requirements with Concrete
  • Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials and Forms
  • Site Layout – Distance and Measurement

2nd Year Apprentice

(144 hours classroom training, 2,000 hours on-the-job training)

  • Properties of Concrete
  • Reinforcing Concrete
  • Handling and Placing Concrete
  • Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Practices
  • Commercial Drawings
  • Trenching and Excavating
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Foundations and Slab-on Grade
  • Vertical Formwork
  • Horizontal Formwork
  • Tilt-up Panels
  • Welding

3rd Year Apprentice

(144 hours classroom training, 2,000 hours on-the-job training)

  • Floor Systems
  • Wall and Ceiling Framing
  • Windows & Exterior Doors
  • Roof Framing
  • Your Role in the Green Environment
  • Cold Form Steel Framing
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Finishing
  • Exterior Finishing
  • Roofing Applications
  • Advanced Roof Systems
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • 10-Hour OSHA

4th Year Apprentice

(144 hours classroom training, 2,000 hours on-the-job training)

  • Site Layout – Angular Measurement
  • Doors and Door Hardware
  • Window, Door, Floor and Ceiling Trim
  • Review of International Building Code
  • Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
  • Cabinet Fabrication and Installation
  • Interior Finish Three: Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim
  • Advanced Wall Systems
  • Basic Stair Layout
  • Advanced Stair Layout
  • Introduction to Crew Leader Skills
  • Sustainable Construction Supervisor