ABC Carpentry Apprenticeship
Program Number: 50-410-9
School Year: 2014-2015
Campus: West Bend
Carpentry includes residential, commercial and industrial buildings and structures such as bridges and dams. In this trade, you will be involved with layout; concrete forming; wood and metal framing of walls, floors and roofs; window and door installation; and a wide variety of interior and exterior finish applications. You will also learn to use a variety of hand and power tools. Physically demanding indoor and outdoor work with variable weather conditions. Work may involve being below ground or working at various heights. The carpentry program will include the use of green and sustainable construction practices.
Application information available at: Associated Builders & Contractors, 800-829-9926 or 608-244-6056; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications available online at www.abcwi.org/apprenticeship.
Applicants should be 18 years of age and must forward the following to ABC: (1) completed ABC apprenticeship application, (2) copy of birth certificate, (3) copy of high school transcript or GED, (4) copy of driver’s license, (5) completed Employer Sponsorship Application and (6) ACCUPLACER or GATB test results of medium or high. ACCUPLACER tests are given at Moraine Park testing centers. Call (920-924-3207 or 1-800-472-4554) for ACCUPLACER test appointment scheduling. Testing is available at Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac or the West Bend campus. GATB tests are given free of charge at local Wisconsin Job Service Centers.
The apprenticeship consists of four years of not less than 6,416 hours, in which a minimum of 576 hours is spent in paid-related classroom instruction and 120 hours of unpaid-related instruction. First aid, CPR and a 10-hour OSHA safety course are required during the first 12 months of the contract.
A carpenter’s work is active and sometimes strenuous. Prolonged standing, climbing and squatting are often necessary. Routine uses of safety equipment such as hard hats and safety goggles usually protect carpenters from the hazards of construction sites.
Tools And Equipment
Carpenters may need to purchase such tools as a hammer, rule, framing square, hand saw and other hand tools. Construction companies usually provide the necessary power tools.
- $125.85 per credit (resident)
- $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Explore trade options.
- Practice construction safety.
- Operate construction-related tools.
- Interpret blueprints to construct projects.
- Apply construction theory to related practices.
- Demonstrate measurement and layout practices.
- Identify construction materials and their applications.
- Investigate and incorporate green and sustainable energy conservation practices.
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- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Obtain a job in the trade or profession you would like to apprentice.
- Obtain an employer who is willing to sponsor you.
- Complete an apprentice and employer application.
- Applications for ABC (Associated Builders & Contractors) are available at email@example.com or call 800-829-9926.
- Applications for this trade are available from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) at 608-266-3135.
- Upon completion of the applications, a contract will be issued. The technical college will then notify you when classes will begin.
- Must be 18 years old.
- An Aptitude or ACCUPLACER test is required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|410-531||ABC Carpentry 1||72||2|
|410-532||ABC Carpentry 2||72||2|
|410-533||ABC Carpentry 3||72||2|
|410-534||ABC Carpentry 4||72||2|
|410-535||ABC Carpentry 5||72||2|
|410-536||ABC Carpentry 6||72||2|
|410-537||ABC Carpentry 7||72||2|
|410-538||ABC Carpentry 8||72||2|
Required state paid instruction hours - 576
|Suggested Related Electives (unpaid related)|
|Hours and credits for each course may vary.|
|410-302||Advanced Roof Framing||36||1|
|410-305||Advanced Stair Construction||36||1|
|410-306||Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code||36||1|
|410-307||Construction Measurement and Layout||36||1|
|410-311||Construction Trades Blueprint Reading||36||1|
|410-406||Your Role in the Green Environment||12||.3|
|410-456||Rigging for Building Trades||18||.45|
|442-322||Welding for Apprentices||36||1|
|455-455||*Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker||8||.20|
|531-465||*Heartsaver First Aid/CPR||7||.20|
Other unpaid-related courses may be taken with the approval of the Advisory Committee.
For apprenticeship application information, please contact Sandra Destree, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-693-1102.
A Checklist and Final Exam are the exit assessment graduation requirements for the program.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.