Construction Trades

Construction Trade students setting a wall.Contruction Trades student installing wood flooring.

Course Overview

Students learn carpentry, masonry, drywall and roofing as they build an entire house from start to finish. OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety certification and Michigan 60-Hour Pre-license Builder training are available in addition to fourth-year math and college credit. Related careers include, but are not limited to, skilled trades like plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and masonry as well as drywall, painting, construction management, estimating, sales, and design.

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College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Davenport University, Michigan Statewide Carpenters and Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship & Training Fund, and Washtenaw Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Lindsay Pulsipher at the CTC.

Students who successfully complete select CTC courses may receive direct college credit to specific colleges and universities. Direct credit is currently unavailable for this program. Direct credit is currently unavailable for this program. For a list of programs that offer direct credit visit our Direct Credit page.

Instructor Bios

Instructor: Holly Pontius Stout
Bio: Ms. Pontius has worked in the construction industry for over 15 years.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Central Michigan University.  Ms. Pontius has worked in residential construction management and custom home construction, as well as Habitat for Humanity. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and boating.

Instructor: Joe Thommen
Bio: Coming soon!

Paraprofessional: Dawson Postema
Bio: Dawson is a 2019 graduate of Whitehall High School. He's also a former CTC Construction Trades student! In 2016, Dawson started his own construction business, Exceptional Exteriors, LLC. In his free time he enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, and boating.

Paraprofessional: Paul Roggenbuck
Bio: Mr. Roggenbuck has worked in the construction trades for over 30 years. He started by attending Michigan State University's Electrical Tech Program. In 1994, he earned his Michigan Electrical Journeyman License. Additionally, he has worked with students in Construction Trades since 2001. In his free time he enjoys bird hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.

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