Mar 27, 2023  
2014-2015 Catalog-EXPIRED 

Residential Construction, Certificate of Completion

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GRCC Job Training Choices: (non-credit)

18 Weeks


This Job Training program will take place at the construction site, where students will be building a new home. Students will have hands-on learning and application about the entire process of residential building including blue print reading, site layout, concrete, carpentry, door/window installation, roofing, siding, wiring, plumbing and interior finishing. Graduates will be qualified for employment in the residential construction industry. Prerequisite: This advanced program is recommended for students that have completed the GRCC Construction Trades program or other similar construction program. An assessment will be provided to interested students that are unsure of their construction skills.

Course Recommendations:

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.


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Course Outline:

  • Identify key building materials
  • Complete a site layout using blueprints and elevations
  • Operate hand and power tools
  • Observe installing of concrete foundation and complete flat work
  • Construct floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing
  • Demonstrate roofing applications
  • Apply windows, exterior doors, and finishes
  • Identify thermal and moisture protection systems
  • Measure, cut-out, and install stairway
  • Install interior finishes: doors, windows, floor, ceiling, and cabinets

Contact Information: 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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