Your Journey to Success Begins Here

Our Program

AGC has one of the best apprenticeship programs in the area, both in Broward County and in Miami Dade County. The AGC Carpentry Apprenticeship Training Program is designed to equip each apprentice with highly marketable skills to be the best carpenters, foreman and superintendents of tomorrow; thereby meeting the high standards of excellence that the construction industry of South Florida requires. No previous experience is necessary to become an apprentice. Apprentices work full-time and attend evening classes.

Our curriculum has been modified to be specific to the heavy construction industry. We work with real plans (not books about plans) of local buildings actually built by the superintendent who teaches the class. We have a very strong safety awareness program in which the students interact with the teachers on a nightly basis. We have eliminated the "fluff" from our carpentry textbook and spend more time on the things that really matter. We spend a considerable amount of time on math and estimating, not because our students are going to be estimators, but because it makes them smarter!

Our Instructors

Our instructors are construction superintendents, project managers and estimators with some of the best General Contractors in Florida. Most of our instructors graduated from a carpentry apprenticeship program and completed college level classes in construction. Our instructors are also certified through Broward County Schools and are well qualified, with many years of experience in the trade. They are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you to help you, step into your new future.

No Cost to You!

Most apprenticeship training costs are paid for through a contract with Broward County Schools and the State of Florida, thus there is no cost to the student and only minimal costs to the contractor-sponsor. The contractor-sponsor pays only $350 per student enrolled and their book costs. Apprentices receive credit for working on the job and for related classroom training. Our program is also approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs for those veterans whom may be eligible for educational assistance while in training.

Our six-semester curriculum features the following: General Carpentry, Basic Mathematics, Plan Reading One and Two, Advanced Carpentry Techniques, Intermediate Mathematics, Plan Reading Two and Three, Basic Estimating, Principles of Leadership, Safety, and Career Motivation. Each student also receives the following certifications and training:

Training

  • OSHA Scaffold Classes
  • Red Cross CPR/Emergency Training
  • Asbestos Training
  • Welding Training
  • Forklift & Lull Instruction
  • Fire Stop Techniques
  • Concrete Designs
  • Roofing Systems
  • Plan Review
  • Plywood Properties
  • Various Construction "Systems"

Certification

  • OSHA 30 Hour Safety Card
  • Red Cross CPR/Emergency Certification
  • Hilti DX Card
  • Apprenticeship State Certification from the Florida Department of Education
  • Journeyman Card (nationally recognized)

How Much Money Can A Carpenter Make?

While in training, an apprentice can expect to make up to $15.54 per hour which continues to increase with experience. The average annual income ranges from $32,500.00 to over $70,000 in some areas. Students who complete the apprenticeship training move up the ladder faster than any other group by becoming lead carpenters, foremen and superintendents with salaries ranging from $75,000.00 to $125,000.00 per year. After graduation, many have gone on to start their own business with the potential for limitless income. On average students who complete the apprenticeship training make more than college graduate with Associates and Bachelors degrees. Only those with Master's and Doctorate degrees earn more. That's success!

Construction is one of the largest industries in the United States, and the need for trained workers has never been greater. AGC's Carpentry Apprenticeship program opens doors to opportunities. Enroll today and begin your Journey to Success.

For more information regarding this program contact: Izett Scott at (954) 693-9322 - iscott@sfagc.org