Carpenters are one of the most versatile construction occupations, with workers usually doing many different tasks. Carpenters typically do the following:
  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding
  • Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and door frames
  • Help erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes: 

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees

  • Course Work

    Carpentry 1

    Includes registration fee, books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Orientation to the Trade
    • Building Materials, Fasteners, and
    • Hand and Power Tools
    • Reading Plans and Elevations
    • Floor Systems
    • Roof, Wall and Ceiling Framing
    • Introduction to Concrete
    • Reinforcing Materials
    • Windows and Exterior Doors
    • Basic Stair Layout

    $2,400 ABC Member rate*
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Carpentry 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Commercial Drawings
    • Roofing Applications
    • Thermal and Moisture Protection
    • Exterior Finishing
    • Cold-Formed Steel Framing
    • Drywall Installation and Finishing
    • Doors and Door Hardware
    • Suspended Ceilings
    • Window, Door, Floor and Ceiling Trim
    • Cabinet Fabrication and Installation

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Carpentry 3

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Rigging Equipment and Practices
    • Properties of Concrete
    • Reinforcing Concrete
    • Handling and Placing Concrete
    • Trenching and Excavating
    • Foundations and Slab-On-Grade
    • Vertical and Horizontal Formwork
    • Tilt-Up Wall Panels

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Carpentry 4

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Site Layout I — Distance Measurement and Leveling
    • Site Layout II — Angular Measurement
    • Advanced Roof Systems, Wall Systems, Stair Systems
    • Introduction to Light Equipment
    • Welding
    • Commercial Finish Work
    • Site Preparation
    • Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate