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Technical Trades

Learn from the experts while you prepare for your licensing exam, start a new career or explore a new skill. 

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Short Term Job Training

Home Inspector

Learn how to start and operate your own successful home inspection business or become a significant contributor in an established company in 5 weekends with our Basic Home Inspector training. 

Schedule & Cost

Dates: Winter 2018
Times: Friday, 5:30–9:30pm & Saturday, 8am–4:30pm
Cost: $599
Course Number: CVI-2025

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Michigan Residential Building 60 Hour Pre-Licensure

This four week, 60 hour State of Michigan approved course will provide you with all the information you need to prepare for the Michigan Residential Builders License Examination, as well as techniques for running a successful business. You’ll be given a construction trades overview and learn about current Michigan residential code, MIOSHA construction safety standards, design and building science, business management, contracts, lead paint, liability, risk and project management, estimating, job costing, hours and scheduling and marketing and sales. This course satisfies the 60 hour pre-license course requirement and is ideal if you’re interested in becoming a licensed contractor or want to learn more about the industry.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: October 3 – 31
Times: Tuesdays, Thursdays; 5:30–9:30pm & Saturdays, 8am – 4pm
Cost: $799
Course Number: CVB-1012

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Small Engine Repair

Small engine technicians repair and service small gasoline and diesel powered equipment. In this 5 week course, you’ll learn how to set up and operate small-power equipment, inspect and test small engines and other mechanical components.  You'll learn to use test devices to diagnose and isolate faults, adjust, repair or replace mechanical or electrical system parts and components, perform scheduled maintenance service, maintain and repair engines and engine components and test and adjust repaired equipment for proper performance and determine repair estimates. This course will focus on Briggs & Stratton – twin cylinder “L” Head and “Vanguard” V-twin OHV engines.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: Winter 2018
Times: Saturday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $525
Course Number: CVA-1020 

Professional Development
& Continuing Education

Journeyman/Master Electrical License Exam Preparation

These 35 hour, state-approved courses will prepare you for the State of Michigan Electrician Examinations and are designed for apprentices and journeymen presently working in the field of electrical construction and maintenance. These courses are highly recommended if you have four years of experience as an apprentice in the electrical trade and plan to take the State of Michigan Journeyman Electrician Examination or if you have held a State of Michigan Electrical Journeyman license for two years and plan to take the State Master Electrician License Exam.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: October 6-7, 20-21, November 3-4
Times: Fridays, 5:309:30pm & Saturdays, 8am–4:30pm
Cost: $425
Course Number: CVE-1008 – Journeyman; CVE-2010 – Master

Journeyman/Master Plumbing License Exam Preparation

Delta College’s 24 hour preparation courses will assist you in preparing for the State of Michigan Plumbing License Examinations. These two weekend courses are designed for apprentices and journeymen presently working in the field of plumbing construction and maintenance and are highly recommended for those who have four years of experience as an apprentice in the plumbing trade and plan to take the State of Michigan Journey Plumber Exam or for those who have held a State of Michigan Journey Plumber license for two years and plan to take the State Master Plumber Examination.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: October 6-7, 20-21
Times: Fridays, 5:30–9:30pm, Saturdays, 8am–4pm
Cost: $359
Course Number: CVP-1014 – Journeyman; CVP-1016 – Master

 
MIOSHA Safety Training

MIOSHA: Supervisor's Role in Safety & Health – 1 Day

This seminar is designed for both general industry and construction first line supervision, safety and health committee members and management personnel. Topics covered include employee safety and health training, accident investigation, hazard recognition and self-inspection techniques. This program gives tips to supervision on methods to integrate health and safety into their daily duties and responsibilities. Using MIOSHA General Industry and Construction standards and required written programs as a baseline, supervisors are given suggestions to improve their safety and health hazard recognition skills.

This course has been approved for both residential builders pre-licensure and continuing safety training requirements.

Schedule & Cost

Date: September 12
Times: Tuesday, 8:30am–4pm, 8am check in
Cost: $120
Course Number: CVI-2067
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City


MIOSHA: Continuous Safety & Health Improvement – 1 Day

This class moves beyond the initial development and implementation of a Safety & Health Management System (SHMS) to the ongoing responsibilities for evaluation, maintenance and participation in the system to affect continuous improvement. This class focuses primarily on building and sustaining management commitment and employee involvement. It is highly recommended that students complete “Elements of a Safety and Health Management System” before taking this class.

Schedule & Cost

Date: December 5
Times: Tuesday, 8:30am – 4pm, 8am check in
Cost: $120
Course Number: CVI-2093
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

"I learned much more than I thought I would. The instructor was awesome and passionate about construction. He was flexible in teaching a class full of students from many different backgrounds and educational levels. "

Sally Lewis
Michigan Residential Building 60 Hour Pre-Licensure Student