Floor Layers Middle Apprenticeship (Seniors Only)
Students begin their post-secondary training while in high school in this exclusive apprenticeship. While learning to install hardwood, vinyl, carpet, and ceramic flooring students earn credit that can also lead to an associate’s degree shortly after high school graduation. Paid summer internships with licensed contractors are also available.
Prerequisites at the Time of Senior Year Enrollment
Minimum of 11 core credits (2.5 must be English), completion of Construction Innovations or previous construction-related coursework, on track to graduate
Credits & Certifications Offered
High School Credit
- 3 CTE Year One
U.S. Department of Labor Journey Level Certificate – Students completing the program will be able to articulate this certificate into college credit with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. With an additional 15 hours/5 courses, the student will earn an Associates Degree in Applied Science.
*College credit and certification are not guaranteed. Their attainment is dependent on student performance in both the course and on external industry assessments. All certifications are through external agencies and the accommodations permitted will vary from assessment to assessment. Additionally, students must participate in the full two years of the program to be potentially eligible for all certifications listed.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – 10 hour Construction Industry Certification
How Will My Time Be Spent?
Program Year Classroom Time Lab Time CTE Year One 25% or less 76% or more
Tech is Real World Learning
Students in this program learn through the use of a variety of industry grade tools and equipment and texts. Their real world labs also require uniforms and personal protective equipment.
Tools & Equipment
- Personal protective equipment
- Hand tools
- Power tools
- Pneumatic nailers
- Cutting tools
- Hardwood flooring
- Ceramic tile
- Vinyl flooring
- Carpenters International Training Fund textbook series
- Work boots that cover the ankle, white carpenter's or painter's denim pants and a cotton shirt with sleeves
- Safety glasses must be worn at all times in the lab space
Essential Skills Needed for Success
Students learn the entry level skills necessary to prepare for post-secondary education and the highly competitive world of work. Traditionally, successful students have mastered the processing and/or physical skills listed below prior to enrollment.
Core Essential Skills
Understand and use basic math computations; including percentages, fractions, decimals, rulers and standard units of measurement
Demonstrate familiarity with tools
Read, understand, and follow multi-step instructions independently; both written and orally
Have an awareness of personal safety in the shop, adhere to safety procedures and assume personal responsibility
Willing to accept feedback and constructive criticism
Take the initiative; perform tasks without having to be told; complete tasks in a timely manner
Communicate information effectively with peers and instructors
Stand or move for extended periods of time
Able to climb, lift and carry objects of 50 pounds or more, and handle taxing physical activity
Tolerate a construction environment which includes high places, small spaces, extreme temperatures, dirty spaces, loud noises, and a variety of construction-related smells
For a complete list of essential skills please review the Course Overview Guide.