Participate in various Construction Projects while learning real world skills

Exciting Career Fields: Architecture, Engineering, Construction Manager, Master Tradesman

The Carpentry program prepares students for entry-level positions in various segments of the construction industy. From safety practices to basic rough carpentry and framing. Students in the Carpentry program are prepared to jump-start their careers in this industry.


Students participate in various contruction projects on campus and gain experience with a full, start to finish residential project. From blueprints to estimating buildings cost to carpentry, you will be engaged in all aspects of construction, and will receive hands-on training from concept to completion in building a house.


  • Learn real-world skills while having fun.

  • Learn from industry-certified, experienced instructors.

  • Earn national industry certifications that lead to high skill / high wage positions.

Potential Earnings

Graduates earn an

average of $15.00 to

$28.00 per hour.

Fees and Tuition

OCP: A / Course: BCV0112

Title: Intro to Carpentry

Length: 150 hours


OCP: B / Course: BCV0122

Title: Carpenter Rough

Length: 450 hours

OCP: C / Course: BCV0125

Title: Finish Trim Carpentry

Length: 450 hours


OCP: D / Course: BCV0123

Title: Foundation and Form Carpentry

Length: 150 hours

Estimated Program Costs:


Total Tuition & Fee Detail

$3,504.00.00 - Florida Resident Tuition

($2.92 x 1,200 hours)

$250 - Lab Fees (per Semester)

$50 - Registration Fees

$4,054.00 Tuition & Fees Total for program

Textbook Estimated Cost:

$518.00 (Full Textbook listing in front office)

Industry Certifications

Royal Preston
Carpentry Instructor

Advisory Council Members

  • Robert Fisher                    Signature Builders

  • Zorlo Fermin                     Tony’s Handyman Service

  • Mark Borgen                     MB Construction of Destin

  • Walter Knochenmus         Walt Works

  • Kevin Reeves                     Legacy Cabinets

Director:  Kelly Hayes

Assistant Director: Jon Williams

Assistant Director: Scott Huerkamp

Phone: 850-833-3500

Fax: 850-833-3466

1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Main Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 5pm

Friday: 7am - 2pm