Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program

Earn A Degree!


Today’s marketplace offers well-educated carpenters a wide variety of career opportunities.

As part of the four-year apprenticeship program, apprentices also earn credit toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Industrial Technology from either Cuyahoga or Owens Community College at no additional cost to them! College representatives work closely with students to develop an educational plan tailored to the skills and knowledge designed to make the most of a career in carpentry.

Those with degrees hold the potential to become project managers, project estimators, construction foremen, supervisors and superintendents. Upon graduation, journeymen may go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Memo From the Job Site
Dave Siravo
Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship Training
Owens Community College

“Owens Community College has been providing college to the Carpenters/Millwrights/Floor Layers apprenticeship program for more than 15 years. Apprentices receive college credit for successfully completing the course work provided through the JATC.

Apprentices receive the technical credits needed to complete the Construction Trades major leaving the general education component to complete the associate degree. (floor Layers are required to complete additional technical course work in addition to the general education requirements.)

Apprentices receive all of the opportunities afforded all Owens students while registered in classes through the JATC.”

Program Manager,
Apprenticeship Training
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)

“Cuyahoga Community College has been working with the carpenters’ apprenticeship program for many years. We award credit to apprentices for coursework completed as part of their apprenticeship program. The College also provides assistance and support in the completion of the general education requirements needed to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Apprentices that pursue a Tri-C degree recognize the value that a degree offers as they become journeymen and continue on in their careers in the field of carpentry. A college degree has helped many in the construction trades become project managers, supervisors and superintendents as well as other management positions.

In addition to helping apprentices earn degrees, our partnership also allows us to offer a variety of other educational services to the program. The College has helped design the carpenters’ apprenticeship program computer lab, and has provided additional services such as sign language interpreters and tutoring.”