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Technical Trades & Safety

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

Looking for a new STEM career? We've got you covered. We offer a variety of short-term job training programs in Technical Trades. 

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. 

Michigan Talent Connect approved training program.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: February 9 – 10, 23 24, March 9 10, 23-24, April 6 7
Times: Friday, 5:30 – 9:30pm & Saturday, 8am 4:30pm
Cost: $599
Course Number: CVI-2025

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Local Correctional Officer Training Academy

 Correctional Officers are responsible for supervising prisoners, enforcing rules and maintaining security in local correctional facilities. Delta College’s 160 Hour Correctional Officer Training Academy is approved by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) and will fulfill  the training requirement to becoming a Local Correctional Officer. Because the work  of  correctional  officers  involves many security-related situations, including potentially violent ones, employers may favor applicants with law enforcement  or military experience. You’ll learn about ethics, safety precautions and crisis  management as well as self-defense techniques.

Michigan Talent Connect approved training program.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Dates: January 8 April 16 (Application materials due November 15, 2017)
Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 6 10pm
Cost: $1399
Course Number: CFA-5105

Option 2

Dates: May 7 June 5 (skip 5/25-5/28)
Times: Monday Friday; 8am 5pm
Cost: $1,399
Course Number: CFA-5105

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.

Michigan Talent Connect approved training program.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: February 27 March 29 (skip 3/3)
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.

Michigan Talent Connect approved training program.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: February 3, 17, March 3, 17, 31
Times: Saturday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $525
Course Number: CVA-1020 

 Welding

This course is designed for the arts enthusiast, welder who would like a refresher. This course covers welding equipment functions, operation and safety. You’ll learn how to properly set-up the equipment, prepare materials, make continuous welds in a variety of positions, make the proper bead size and weld size,  weld factors and become familiar with welding terms and definitions. Participants will perform Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, MIG – Steel plate, Stick Welding, TIG, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Oxy-Fuel Welding,  and Cutting. After successful completion of the program, you’ll be awarded a certificate   of completion from Delta College. This course does not lead to certification or academic credit.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: January 8, February 17 18, March 17 18, April 7 8
Times: Saturdays & Sundays; 8am 3:30pm
Cost: $475
Course Number: CVI-1078

Professional Development
& Continuing Education

Are you looking to increase your potential? We offer a wide variety of professional development, state-approved continuing education and exam preparation courses to meet your needs.

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.

Michigan Talent Connect approved training program.

Schedule & Cost

Dates: March 9-10, 23-24, April 6-7 
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: March 9-10, 23-24
Times: Fridays, 5:30–9:30pm, Saturdays, 8am–4pm
Cost: $359
Course Number: CVP-1014 – Journeyman; CVP-1016 – Master

MIOSHA Safety Training

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


MIOSHA: Part 7 - Guards for Power Transmission

This half-day workshop thoroughly discusses the requirements of MIOSHA Part 7, Guards for Power Transmission. Topics include: complete review and interpretations of the standards; employer and employee responsibilities; terms and definitions; guards and devices used in industry; power transmission; disconnects and lockouts and specific guarding requirements. Interactive discussion and exercises have been designed to enforce the concepts presented.

Schedule & Cost

Date: April 10
Times: Tuesday, 8:30am – 1pm, (8am check in)
Cost: $90
Course Number: CVI-2083
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City


MIOSHA: MIOSHA General Industry 10-Hour +

In today’s challenging business climate, many employers are faced with the need to have employees capable of performing new or multiple job functions. As personnel shift to accommodate business needs, it is essential to have staff understand the importance of safety and health management and the underlying effect it has on business. In three days this fundamentals course offers the resources and tools to create or enhance an effective safety and health management system, a review of the MIOSHA Act and highlights of many key General Industry Safety and Health Standards.

Schedule & Cost

Date: May 8 - 10
Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:30am - 4pm (8am check in)
Cost: $240
Course Number: CVI-2069
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

Online Learning

Online, anytime with YOU in mind! Whether you want to build your résumé or take a class for fun, our online courses will fit your schedule. With over 400 classes from which to choose, were sure you'll find a perfect fit with our online career training and instructor-led professional and personal development courses!

AutoCAD 2015 Certified User

In this online program, you’ll master basic and advanced design skills as you gain hands-on practice in using the 2D tools in AutoCAD 2015. After gaining mastery in using basic tools, you’ll advance to explore efficiency tools, complex objects, use of external reference and image files, advanced plotting and customizations. The content in this program is engaging, with hands-on exercises that use software and files to learn and practice your new skills.

Course Format: Career Training

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Composites Technician

This Composites Technician program provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for composites processing, including math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, machining and joining. Upon completion of this program you’ll understand: production floor safety, composite materials and processing, metallurgy, Lean, Six Sigma, 5S, and TPM, benchwork operations, inspection methods, adhesive application and bonding.

Course Format: Career Training

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Quality Inspector 

The Quality Inspector program provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for quality assurance and inspection. You’ll learn math, inspection, safety, materials, quality and management to be a Quality Inspector. Upon completion of this program you’ll understand: Production Floor Safety, metallurgy, inspection methods, GD&T, Six Sigma, 5S, Lean and TPM

Course Format: Career Training

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"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