Carpentry - Manatee Technical College

Program Content: Students are prepared for employment in the construction industry as form, frame, and trim carpenters as well as in the aluminum, roofing, drywall, and maintenance industries. Students learn the use of hand and power tools, selection and use of materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and interpretation of building codes. shop and tool safety, floor & wall framing, handling and storage of materials, roof systems, stair preparation, blueprint reading, exterior, and interior finishes, site preparation and layout, cabinetmaking, window installation, and applied math. Training in construction OSHA, fork truck, and first aid are part of this program.

Admissions (How to Apply):
Apply to MTC at 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:
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at
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:

Length of Program: 1200 hours – approximately 10 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: Yes
Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Certification and the NCCER Carpentry Certification.
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Carpentry
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Carpentry 20-21

Possible Careers and Outlook:
47-3012 – Helpers—Carpenters
47-2031.00 – Carpenters
47-2031.01 Construction Carpenters

47-2031.02 Rough Carpenters

Estimated Total: $5,400*
*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. The 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 the 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

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