Curriculum

Trade School Programs Madison Heights MI

SEMCA is accredited with the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). NCCER curriculum offers portable, stackable, and nationally recognized credentials. The curriculum is developed for the construction industry, by the construction industry.

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187.5 Standardized Hours

00101-15 Basic Safety (12.5 Hours)
Complies with OSHA-IO training requirements. Explains the safety obligations of workers, supervisors and managers to ensure a safe workplace. Discusses the causes and results of accidents and the impact of accident costs. Defines safe work procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment and working with hazardous chemicals. Identifies other potential construction hazards, including hazardous material exposures, welding, cutting hazards and confined spaces.

00102-15 Introduction to Construction Math (10 Hours)
Complies with OSHA-IO training requirements. Explains the safety obligations of workers, supervisors and managers to ensure a safe workplace. Discusses the causes and results of accidents and the impact of accident costs. Defines safe work procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment and working with hazardous chemicals. Identifies other potential construction hazards, including hazardous material exposures, welding, cutting hazards and confined spaces.

00103-15 Introduction to Hand Tools (10 Hours)
Complies with OSHA-IO training requirements. Explains the safety obligations of workers, supervisors and managers to ensure a safe workplace. Discusses the causes and results of accidents and the impact of accident costs. Defines safe work procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment and working with hazardous chemicals. Identifies other potential construction hazards, including hazardous material exposures, welding and cutting hazards and confined spaces.

00104-15 Introduction to Power Tools (10 Hours)
Provides detailed descriptions of commonly used power tools, such as drills, saws, grinders and sanders. Reviews applications, proper use, safety and maintenance. Many illustrations show power tools used in on-the-job settings.

00105-15 Introduction to Construction Drawings (10 Hours)
Familiarizes trainees with basic terms for construction drawings, components and symbols. Explains the different types of drawings (civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing/piping, electrical and fire protection) and instructs trainees on how to interpret and use drawing dimensions. Four oversized drawings are included.

00106-15 Basic Rigging (15 Elective Hours)
Explains how ropes, chains, hoists, loaders and cranes are used to move material and equipment from one location to another on a job site. Describes inspection techniques and load-handling safety practices. Also reviews American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hand signals.

00107-15 Basic Communication Skills (7.5 Hours)
Provides trainees with techniques for communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors. Includes practical examples that emphasize the importance of verbal and written information and instructions on the job. Also discusses effective telephone and e-mail communication skills.

00108-15 Basic Employability Skills (7.5 Hours)
Identifies the roles of individuals and companies in the construction industry. Introduces trainees to critical thinking and problem solving skills and computer systems and their industry applications. Also reviews effective relationship skills, effective self-presentation and key workplace issues such as sexual harassment, stress, and substance abuse.

00109-15 Introduction to Materials Handling (5 Hours)
Recognizes hazards associated with materials handling and explains proper materials handling techniques and procedures. Also introduces materials handling equipment and identifies appropriate equipment for common job-site tasks.

Electricians read blueprints to install electrical systems in factories, office buildings, homes and other structures. They may also install coaxial cable for television or fiber optic cable for computers and telecommunications equipment. Electricians who work as commercial electricians may install or repair motors, transformers, generators or electronic controllers on machine tools and industrial robots. After formal apprenticeship training, electricians must pass a written test to obtain an electrician’s license.

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Carpenters cut, shape, fit and assemble building materials in the construction of buildings. Carpenters today build with wood, metal, plastics, fiberglass and Styrofoam. Following blueprints they measure, layout and build foundations, walls, floors, ceiling and roofs.
 

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The HVAC trade requires electrical, plumbing, carpentry, welding and some insulation/sheet metal work. HVAC technicians are able to install, maintain, diagnose and correct problems in heating and cooling systems. This involves tasks working with many mechanical, electrical and electronic components. Technicians are expected to continue formal training to be current in advanced HVAC technology.
 
Sheet metal workers make, install and maintain air conditioning, heating, ventilation and pollution control duct systems. Math and geometry are needed to calculate angles for fabrication and installation of mechanical systems.
 
Roofers repair and install roofs made from a combination of some of the following: tar, asphalt, gravel, rubber, thermoplastic, metal, and shingles; all of which protect buildings and their contents from water damage. A leaky roof can damage ceilings, walls, and furnishings. Repair and re-roof; replacing old roofs on existing buildings.
 

Primary Communities Served

Madison Heights

Lapeer

Monroe

Adrian