Carpet Installation I


    You can be the next generation carpet installer. 

    Today’s installer is responsible for measuring and prepping rooms for the installation of carpet.  The installs are completed in offices, homes and buildings.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2013 analysis), the national median wage is $17.19 per hour with an annual income of $35,760.  New York State represents one of the states with the high employment rates, high concentration of jobs and higher wages for carpet layers.  Skilled, high-end carpet layer in NYS can earn in excess of $45,000 annually (2012 data; 2013 data was not released).  The industry includes operations in building finishing contractors, home furnishings stores, residential building construction, furniture/home furnishing merchant wholesalers, and nonresidential building construction.


    This course will provide all the components needed to seek an entry-level assignment as a carpet layer.  The 21st century carpet installer will need to know the basics of carpet construction; basic math to plan, measure and estimate; floor preparation; and various installation techniques, e.g., glue or tackless, woven or pattern, etc.  The classroom will be combined with a lab experience on your own flooring section.  The textbook is the industry standard published by the Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association.  Students who meet the course requirements will receive a certificate from the FCICA.

    This program is approved by the NYS Bureau of Veterans Education.  
     Start Date
     End Date TBD
     Location Bohlen Technical Center
     Days Mondays and Wednesdays
     Times 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
     Course Length
     8 weeks / 48 hours
     Tuition $1,995