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Introduction to Construction

The Introduction to Construction program focuses on the fundamental skills needed for entry into the construction industry. Many technical skills are required for an individual to be successful in the construction industry. To be most effective in today's construction industry you should be able to perform blueprint reading, shop math, communication and teamwork.

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Class Length

18 Weeks


Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What skills do you need to have prior to beginning training?

The student should demonstrate reading and math skills. One should also possess the ability to work with others. Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity are also recommended.

What will you learn while in training?

  • Basic Safety
  • Construction Math
  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Blueprints
  • Floor Systems
  • Wall and Ceiling Framing
  • Roof Framing
  • Roofing Applications
  • Stairs
  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings
  • Copper Pipe and Fittings
  • Basic Electricity
  • Electrical Safety
  • Wiring: Residential
  • Drywall
  • Cabinet and Countertop-making

How much can you make?

Skilled entry-level starting wages currently average $10.00 to $15.00 per hour, depending upon the company and the competency and experience of the applicant.

Where is it?

The Introduction to Construction Lab is located at

Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC
622 Godfrey SW
Grand Rapids MI 49503
(616) 234-3800

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