Start Your Career Today in Skilled Trades
Are you considering a career in construction? The Southeast Michigan Construction Academy is a great place to start. Our instructors are masters in their crafts who will teach you the skills necessary to get a job and thrive in the workplace.
Hands-on Learning
SEMCA places a strong focus on face-to-face classroom instruction with professionals who spent years working in the industry. The principles learned in the classroom are then practiced through hands-on exercises in our shop area. Students will learn side-by-side with other emerging professionals just like themselves who are starting in the construction industry.
Learn While you Earn
In most college programs, students take four years of classes and then hope to get a job at the end. SEMCA’s training program is different. It is based on the idea that entry level students are working in the field during the day while going to school at night. Formalized training allows students to diversify their construction knowledge and skills in a way that can't be done effectively on the job.
SEMCA Was Created by Employers in Construction
While most trades schools are in the business of education, SEMCA was created over 30 years ago with a different purpose -- to recruit and train new workers for the construction industry. Our goal isn't to enroll the most students. Our goal is to train the most skilled workers to fill in-demand job openings.
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Southeast Michigan Construction Academy
Apprenticeship Programs

Electrical

Electrician Overview

AVERAGE INCOME: $27.49 HOUR / $57,174 ANNUAL
Electrical information

Carpentry

Carpentry Overview

AVERAGE INCOME: $24.73 HOUR / $51,441 ANNUAL
Carpentry information

Welding

Welding Overview

AVERAGE INCOME: $29.25 HOUR / $71,067 ANNUAL
Welding Information

HVAC

HVAC Overview

AVERAGE INCOME: $20.98 HOUR / $43,640 ANNUAL
HVAC information

The Southeast Michigan Construction Academy apprenticeship programs include:

  • Electrical
  • Carpentry
  • HVAC
  • Welding

Why Choose SEMCA?

  • Registered Department of Labor Apprenticeship programs
  • Approved State of Michigan apprenticeship provider
  • Portable, stackable and nationally recognized NCCER credentials
  • Hands-on craft education taught by masters in their crafts
  • Veteran friendly
  • Career services

Students Services

What Is YOur Career Path?

SEMCA Curriculum:

  • Is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation
  • Provides a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry
  • Offers a rigorous Instructor Certification Program
  • Utilizes performance and competency-based curricula
  • Generates curricula that meet Department of Labor requirement
  • Uses teams of Subject Matter Experts to create curricula

Our Mission

Southeast Michigan Construction Academy will provide superior programs and services to give its students a competitive advantage, to add value to the industry's clients, and to enhance the lives of the industry's employees.

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Primary Communities Served

Madison Heights

Lapeer

Monroe

Adrian

Flint

Western Wayne

 

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