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Carpentry Apprenticeship

Hawkeye offers four levels of carpentry apprenticeship curriculum approved by the Department of Labor for individuals who are sponsored by an employer or local business. The apprenticeship classes fulfill the 144 classroom training hours required by an approved apprenticeship program.

Attendance is required.

For more information or to register for the Carpentry Apprenticeship program, contact the trade and industry coordinator.

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 1

Level 1 Classes
Class Meets

Wednesdays, 5:00–9:00pm
September 20, 2017–February 28, 2018
No Class

  • November 22
  • December 27
Cost $1,495
Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses
Location Cedar Falls Center

Carpentry Level 1 Apprenticeship program topics will include:

  • Basic Safety (Construction Safety Orientation)
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Introduction to Basic Rigging
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Materials Handling
  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout
  • Floor Systems
  • Wall Systems

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2 Classes
Hours 144 training hours
Location Cedar Falls Center
Date Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Carpentry Level 2 Apprenticeship program topics will include:

  • Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing
  • Basic Stair Layout
  • Introduction to Building Envelope Systems
  • Commercial Drawings
  • Cold-Formed Steel Framing
  • Exterior Framing: Residential
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Roofing Applications: Residential
  • Doors and Hardware
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Finishing
  • Suspended Ceilings

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3

Level 3 Classes
Hours 144 training hours
Location Cedar Falls Center
Date Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Carpentry Level 3 Apprenticeship topics will include:

  • Windows, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Properties
  • Rigging Equipment
  • Rigging Practices
  • Trenching and Excavating
  • Reinforcing Concrete
  • Foundations and Slab-on-Grade
  • Vertical Formwork
  • Horizontal Formwork
  • Handling and Placing Concrete

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 4

Level 4 Classes
Hours 144 training hours
Location Cedar Falls Center
Date Call 319-296-4290 for start dates.

Carpentry Level 4 Apprenticeship classes will include:

  • Tilt-Up Wall Panels
  • Site Layout 1: Differential Leveling
  • Site Layout 2: Angular and Distance Measurement
  • Advanced Roof Systems
  • Advanced Wall Systems
  • Advanced Stair Systems
  • Introduction to Construction Equipment
  • Introduction to Oxyfuel Cutting and Arc Welding
  • Site Preparation

License Renewal

A variety of classes are available to fulfill license requirements, brush up on skills, or learn new techniques.

View and Register for Continuing Education Classes

Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
319-277-2490
319-266-6772 (fax)
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Trade & Industry Coordinator

Jerry Orr
319-296-2329, ext.3010
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