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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

Tuesdays, 5:00–9:00pm
September 15, 2020–February 16, 2021

  • September 15, 22, 29
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 3, 10, 17, 24
  • December 1, 8, 15, 22
  • January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16
Cost $775
Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses
Instructor Trevor Engels
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 and Power Tools
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Materials Handling
  • Orientation to the Trade
  • Introduction to Building Envelope Systems
  • Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings, Specifications, and Layout
  • Floor Systems
  • Wall Systems
  • Residential Doors and Windows
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2 Classes
Class Meets

Mondays, 5:00–9:00pm
September 9, 2020–February 24, 2021

  • September 9, 16, 23, 30
  • October 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November 4, 11, 18
  • December 2, 9, 16
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27
  • February 3, 10, 17, 24
Cost $775
Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses
Instructor Bob Ball
Location Cedar Falls Center

Carpentry Level 2 Apprenticeship program topics will include:

  • Ceiling Joist and Roof Framing
  • Basic Stair Layout
  • Doors and Door Hardware
  • Commercial Drawings
  • Cold-Formed Steel Framing
  • Exterior Finishing: Residential
  • Roofing Applications: Residential
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Finishing
  • Suspended Ceilings

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3

Level 3 Classes
Class Meets

Wednesdays, 5:00–9:00pm
August 17, 2020–February 1, 2021

  • August 17, 24, 31
  • September 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 30
  • December 7, 14, 21
  • January 4, 11, 25
  • February 1
Cost $775
Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses
Instructor Bob Ball, Rose Dallenbach, Kenny Gebert
Location Cedar Falls Center

Carpentry Level 3 Apprenticeship topics will include:

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

Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 4

Level 4 Classes
Class Meets

Thursdays, 5:00–9:00pm
September 10, 2020–February 25, 2021

  • September 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19
  • December 3, 10, 17
  • January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 18, 25
Cost $775
Financial assistance may be available to qualifying businesses
Location Cedar Falls Center

Carpentry Level 4 Apprenticeship classes will include:

  • Tilt-Up Wall Panels
  • Site Layout I: Differential Leveling
  • Site Layout II: Angular and Distance Measurement
  • Advanced Roof Systems
  • Advanced Wall Systems
  • Advanced Stair Systems
  • Estimating
  • 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.

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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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