Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Camp


Offered in partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, the Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Camp is an accelerated, competency-based camp offered at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan. The camp includes instruction in English and Spanish, and scholarships may be available through Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley. To see if you qualify, call 979-595-2800 and schedule an appointment with a Workforce Solutions counselor.

Students who successfully complete the 144-hour pre-apprenticeship training camp earn the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification, the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Certificate, and certificates from the Blinn College District and TEEX. The NCCER certification is nationally recognized, qualifying students for jobs across the nation.

In the Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Camp, students learn about floor and wall systems, ceiling and roof framing, stair layout, window and door installation, and learn to understand specification and drawings.

The national demand for carpenters is expected to grow 6 percent between 2014 and 2024, generating 60,400 jobs nation-wide with a median pay of $42,090 per year. Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley anticipates 14.5 percent growth locally during that same span, with an hourly wage between $11.65 and $18.

Registration forms can be obtained at and submitted to or in person at Blinn’s Post Office Campus located at 301 Post Office Street in Bryan. For questions or additional information, email or call 979-209-7205.

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Course Schedules