Program Content: This program prepares students for employment or advanced training in the building construction industry. Instruction focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building construction industry to include planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, and underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, health, safety, and environmental issues. Students receive training in carpentry and installation of drywall, and basic skills in HVAC, plumbing fixtures, electrical components, concrete and masonry. Training in construction OSHA, fork truck and first aid are part of this program. Students learn through classroom, shop, and laboratory activities.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute.
For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 900 hours – approximately 9 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: Yes
Industry Certification: NCCER Carpentry – Level 1, NCCER Carpentry – Level 2
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 100%
On-Time Completion Rate: 100%
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Building Trades & Construction Design Technology
Required Books and Materials: Building Trades and Construction Design Technology
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook: 49-9071 – Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Estimated Total: $5,500*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at point of sale.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Xela Brutus: 941.751.7900 x 1034, Email