Mar 27, 2023  
2014-2015 Catalog-EXPIRED 

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

Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at

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