In 3 years complete up to 66 college credits. Students can earn construction certificates and associates degrees or enter a pre-apprenticeship with Ironworkers through Washtenaw Community College. Paid internships between grades 12 and 13 will be available. Enrollment into the Construction programs begin at either Howell High School or Hartland High School in year 11 through county CTE consortium agreements. During year 12 spend most or part of your day enrolled in courses with WCC (either in Livingston County or at WCC ‘s main campus in Ann Arbor) depending on the credential the student is working towards. Students may have a class or 2 at their home high school in year 12. In year 13 all classes are either in Livingston County or at WCC’s main campus in Ann Arbor.
Construction laborers and helpers perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites. Assist craftworkers with their duties, operate or tend to equipment and machines used in construction. May receive special training in craft worker areas from: drywall installers, glaziers, roofers, plumbers, electricians and carpenters.
Building Construction Manager
Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish. Prepare estimates, explain contracts, work with architects, engineers and other construction specialists. Schedule subcontractors and work with timetables, budgets and legal requirements.
Ironworkers install structural and reinforcing iron and steel to form and support buildings, bridges, and roads. Read and follow blueprints, sketches and other instructions. Use shears, rod-bending machines, and welding equipment to cut, bend, and weld the structural and reinforcing iron and steel. Connect iron and steel with bolts, wire, or welds.