Gogebic Community College

Building Trades

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Building Trades Program Overview

  • Certificate Program
  • 1 Year
  • Main Campus - Ironwood


The Building Trades Certificate Program offers coursework and training designed to provide a wide variety of experience in the building construction fields. The program includes hands on experience during the construction of a residential home.  

This program prepares students to take the 60-hour state required pre-licensure Michigan Residential Builders Exam. This exam is required for any student looking to become a licensed contractor. 

Unique Features

  • MIOSHA Certification
  • Employable upon completion


  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs



Courses at Gogebic

Prefix Title Credits
COL 102 College and Career Success 1
BLD 101 Construction Practices I 5
BLD 102 Construction Practices II 5
BLD 201 Construction Practices III 5
MTH Elective MTH 100 or higher or BUS 100 (can be taken either semester) 3-4
Prefix Title Credits
BLD 104 Plans/Specs/Codes 3
BLD 120 Mechanical/Electrical Installation 5
BLD 205 Construction Practices IV 5
EGR 103 OR DWG 105 CAD Concepts OR Intro to 2D AutoCAD 2-4
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
Total Credits: 37-40
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