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Roadway Technician Apprenticeship

Roadway Technician Apprenticeship

Mission:  The mission of this program is to prepare students for entry level employment as road maintenance employees who perform duties within road right-of-way (streets and sidewalks), parking lots and walkways.

Length:  2 Years

Description:  This program includes 4000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) and 312 hours of related classroom instruction.  Apprentices work on-the-job during the regular work week earning OJT hours and attend school one day a week (five hours) during the regular school year for related classroom instruction. 

Apprentices will learn how to maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, and other rights-of-way; repair road base materials; perform concrete forming and finishing using various asphalt mixes and equipment; and repair road drainage systems.  Apprentices will also learn to use maps and DOT road standard documents; grade stakes; and perform surveys.

A roadway technician’s duties include patching small and large sections of broken or eroded pavement; installing and repairing guard rails; installing and maintaining drainage catch basins and swales; and erosion control.  These duties may also include mowing or clearing brush from along roads; plowing snow; or sweeping streets with mechanical sweeping equipment. 

Industry Certification(s): Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic (MOT)
Program completers are eligible to earn the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector certification

Contact Information:
Ray Gorman
(727) 893-2500, extension 2587

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* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.