The CCC is a 100-hour program with 12 learning modules covering:

• Construction Math                                       • 10-hour OSHA Certification

• Basic Construction Drawing                       • Hand/Power Tools

• Rigging                                                         • Material Handling

• Rough Terrain Fork Lift                                • Competent Person Scaffolding

• Lead Awareness                                          • Asbestos Awareness

• First Aid/CPR                                                • Communications & Teamwork

You may select either a Commercial Construction or Residential Construction learning track. You may also choose to complete additional modules to supplement the main core curriculum program. Concrete, Carpentry and Iron Work modules are currently available, and there are more to come.

The CCC is offered through Grand Rapids Community College, at the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey SW, just outside downtown Grand Rapids.

 

Carpentry Module – Semester 1 of 2

Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand. If you’re good at working with your hands, like planning your work out in detail and are comfortable performing a variety of duties that change often you might want to look into this module after you’ve completed the CCC. Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction activities, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials.

Concrete Module – Semester 1 of 2

If you enjoy working at a more rapid pace and enjoy geometry, comparing shapes, sizes and differences in forms and following set procedures and standards you might like learning more about the Concrete sub trade. This course covers a range of specific content such as the characteristics of concrete, using concrete as a building material and the process of curing concrete

Ironwork

If you can visualize objects in three dimensions, enjoy working under the pressure of tight deadlines and enjoy heights enrolling in the Ironwork course after completing the CCC could be a good fit for you. This course provides a basic foundation in ironworking safety, tools, welding, cranes, rigging, forklifts, and survey equipment are included, as well as trade drawings, steel joists, and structural steel.  It also includes updated technology and practices, helping trainees be safer and more effective on the job site.  The trainee will also learn how to apply practical applications of mathematical principles on the job site.

Starting this fall CWDA will also be offering the above four modules to those interested in the trades. It’s required that anyone interested in taking the three sub trade modules you first need to complete the CCC module.

If you have additional questions about requirements, sending an employee through the program, capacity of the different classes or would just like to talk one-on-one with someone feel free to give us a call at 616-942-9960.

 

FALL 2016 CRAFT TRAINING

Carpentry I

Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand. Carpenters are involved in many different kinds of construction activities, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets. Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. The Carpentry Curriculum covers content such as Building Materials, Cabinet Fabrication, and Advanced Wall Systems.

September 16 – December 20, 2016
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Community College MTEC

Mechanical I

This program will prepare individuals to work in the construction mechanical industry in West Michigan. It is divided into two parts to ensure adequate time for participants to gain the necessary skills. Participants will have the ability to earn an Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter (ABC/WMC)/GRCC Certificate, and program completion modules from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

September 8 – November 14, 2016
Mondays & Thursdays, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center

Plumbing I

This program will prepare individuals to work in the construction plumbing industry in West Michigan. It is divided into four parts to ensure adequate time for participants to gain the necessary skills. Participants will have the ability to earn an Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter (ABC/WMC)/GRCC Certificate.

September 6 – December 20, 2016
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Community College MTEC

Plumbing III

This program will prepare individuals to work in the construction plumbing industry in West Michigan. It is divided into four parts to ensure adequate time for participants to gain the necessary skills. Participants will have the ability to earn an Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter (ABC/WMC)/GRCC Certificate.

September 7 – December 21, 2016
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Community College MTEC