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Building Construction

The Residential Building Program is now offering BLDT 170 which fulfills the State of Michigan 60-hour requirement to apply for a Residential Builder or Maintenance & Alteration Contractor License.  Call 517-483-5338 for more information.

Building Construction Program

Do you like taking on the challenge of building and renovation projects? Do you take pride in your woodworking or carpentry ability? Do you like taking on challenges and completing them? If you do, why not channel those interests and abilities into a career. Take a close look at the Residential Building Program at Lansing Community College. You will gain hands on experiences in the essentials you will need to progress in the field. You will learn the skills needed to construct single family, multi family, and commercial buildings. As a program completer, you would start as a framing crew member, work up to being a crew leader, and then could become a project manager or superintendent. From there you could move into owning your own business, or get involved in the supply side of the construction industry.

The employment outlook for carpenters is expected to grow by 20% from 2010-2020. (Occupational Outlook Handbook- Bureau of Labor and Statistics.) This outlook is based the expected demand for carpenters in new home construction, increased home remodeling needs, and upkeep of existing infrastructure. The median annual wage for carpenters was $39,510 in May of 2010, with the top 10% earning $71,600. The national pay data for the hourly rate is $12.21-$30.90.

LCC's Residential Building Program is highly respected and will provide you with the necessary skills employers want in their employees. You will learn construction techniques, framing with wood and steel, estimating both materials and costs, and building codes. You will receive the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help you succeed.

Our faculty members are dedicated professionals who will help you to attain academic and professional success. Instruction is based on established practices and hands on experiences. You can also take the Builders License Review course to help you take the state exam. Our instructors also have the real world experiences that will add relevance to your learning. Courses are offered throughout the year, including nights and weekends to accommodate your needs

We want you in our classrooms next year. If you are looking for direction on how to get started with us as you embark on your promising career let us know how we can help. We have a spot reserved for you. Contact us online to learn more about helping you get a great start on your path to success.

Construction and Maintenance Program at Lansing Community College

Design and Construction Technologies
West Campus, Room M103
Phone: (517) 483-5338
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