School Year: 2020-2021
Campus: West Bend
This program is NOT eligible for financial aid
Receive on-the-job training and master your craft alongside skilled carpenters with the ABC Carpentry Apprenticeship program at Moraine Park Technical College.
Prepare for an active and diverse carpentry career with MPTC's apprenticeship program. Apprentices gain hands-on classroom instruction and on-the-job training to learn carpentry skills in both indoor and outdoor settings. During the apprenticeship program, participants work alongside journeyman carpenters on residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Apprentices learn the basics of construction safety, how to read blueprints and get an introduction to green and sustainable energy conservation practices. A carpenter's work is strenuous and physically demanding. Common tasks include concrete forming as well as wood and metal framing of structures. Prolonged standing, climbing and squatting are often necessary.
Application information available at: Associated Builders & Contractors, 1-800-829-9926 or 608-244-6056; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications available online at www.abcwi.org/apprenticeship.
Applicants should be 18 years of age and must forward the following to ABC: (1) completed ABC apprenticeship application, (2) copy of birth certificate, (3) copy of high school transcript or GED, (4) copy of driver’s license, (5) completed Employer Sponsorship Application and (6) ACCUPLACER or GATB test results of medium or high. ACCUPLACER tests are given at Moraine Park testing centers. Call (920-924-3207 or 1-800-472-4554) for ACCUPLACER test appointment scheduling. Testing is available at Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac or the West Bend campus. GATB tests are given free of charge at local Wisconsin Job Service Centers.
The apprenticeship consists of four years of not less than 6,416 hours, in which a minimum of 576 hours is spent in paid-related classroom instruction and 120 hours of unpaid-related instruction. First aid, CPR and a 10-hour OSHA safety course are required during the first 12 months of the contract.
A carpenter’s work is active and sometimes strenuous. Prolonged standing, climbing and squatting are often necessary. Routine uses of safety equipment such as hard hats and safety goggles usually protect carpenters from the hazards of construction sites.
Carpenters may need to purchase such tools as a hammer, rule, framing square, hand saw and other hand tools. Construction companies usually provide the necessary power tools.
Apprentice students do not complete standard admissions with Moraine Park. Interested students should contact:
Tim Budda, Apprenticeship Training Representative
|410-531||ABC Carpentry 1||2|
|410-532||ABC Carpentry 2||2|
|410-533||ABC Carpentry 3||2|
|410-534||ABC Carpentry 4||2|
|410-535||ABC Carpentry 5||2|
|410-536||ABC Carpentry 6||2|
|410-537||ABC Carpentry 7||2|
|410-538||ABC Carpentry 8||2|
|Required state paid instruction hours - 576|
|Suggested Related Electives (Unpaid Related)|
|Hours and credits for each course may vary.|
|410-302||Advanced Roof Framing||.2 to 1|
|410-304||Cabinet Making||.2 to 1|
|410-305||Advanced Stair Construction||.2 to 1|
|410-306||Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code||.2 to 1|
|410-307||Construction Measurement and Layout||1|
|410-311||Construction Trades Blueprint Reading||.2 to 1|
|410-406||Your Role in the Green Environment||.2 to .3|
|410-456||Rigging for Building Trades||.45|
|413-500||Required - OSHA 10||.50|
|442-322||Welding for Apprentices||1|
|455-455||Required - Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker||.2|
|531-465||Required - Heartsaver First Aid/CPR||.15|
|Other unpaid-related courses may be taken with the approval of the Advisory Committee.|