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 Assistant
This technical certificate will give you a basic understanding of carpentry construction and can also be used as a complement to the Construction Carpentry Technician (6125) technical certificate.
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 State College student who wants a job goes without a job.
Florida State 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.
Starting salaries range from $16 to $20 an hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.
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