The HCC Apprenticeship programs are part of a federally structured training system in which the apprentice works full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer learning the skills of the trade, and completes classroom related instruction in the evening or on weekends. There are no tuition or fees for the classroom related instruction. The apprentice may incur some costs for tools, books, and materials needed for the trade.
What Carpenters Do
Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials.
Carpenters work indoors and outdoors on many types of construction projects, from installing kitchen cabinets to building highways and bridges.
How to Become a Carpenter
Carpenters typically learn on the job and through apprenticeships.
The median annual wage for carpenters was $48,330 in May 2019.
Classroom Hours: 720
On the Job Training Hours: 8000
Years to Complete: 4
Apprenticeship Sponsor: ABC
HCC Campus: Dale Mabry
Apprentice programs are not open access. The Apprenticeship programs and sponsoring employers establish the minimum qualifications for acceptance into the training program. The minimum qualifications typically require the individual to:
- be at least 18 years of age,
- possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency,
- hold a valid driver license,
- have reliable transportation to the jobsite and classroom and
- be physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade
For more information about acceptance into this Apprenticeship, please contact:
ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter