Mar 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Introduction to Construction, Certificate of Completion

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GRCC Job Training Choices: (non-credit)

18 Weeks


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, a person should know how to perform blueprint reading, shop math, communication, and teamwork.

Course Recommendations:

The ability to work with others, good hand/eye coordination, and manual dexterity are also needed.


See Job Training Web site.

Course Outline:

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

Contact: Job Training

(616) 234-3800

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Grand Rapids Community College has been committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.  We invite you to learn the job outlook for the Introduction to Construction, Certificate of Completion program, our completion rates, and financial cost associated with completion.

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