The Carpentry program begins with the core program developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Core includes areas such as safety, math for construction, power and hand tool use. Students will also complete the 10 hour OSHA certification course. Classroom instruction and practical experience are combined in the actual construction of single family houses. The program partners with the local Habitat for Humanity and The CDBIA (Charlotte-Desoto Building Industry Association). Students are members of Future Builders of America (FBA) and compete for scholarship opportunities. Internships with local employers are possible for advanced level students. This program is a 3 year program and a total of 1050 clock hours. Course completion allows articulation to any community college in Florida equal to 3 credit hours (held in escrow).
The OCP’s that you can earn in this program are:
A. Carpenter Helper
B. Trim and Finish Carpenter
C. Rough Carpenter
The O*NET program is the primary source of occupational information. It has detailed descriptions of careers this program may lead to for you.
Carpentry Federal CIP Code: 46.0201