• Construction Trades:

    Our Construction Trades program provides students with the basics of residential construction. Students will work as a team to complete a construction project from plan to completion, while learning cutting-edge techniques used in both residential and commercial construction. Emphasis is placed on energy efficiency, sustainability, environmentally friendly practices and the opportunity to complete the OSHA 10-Hour certification to ensure jobsite safety. With successful completion of the program students may also qualify for the State of Michigan 60-hour pre-licensure allowing them to take the State of Michigan Residential Builders License exam.


    Instructor:                 Chris Aebig

    Paraprofessional:     David Silva

    Free College Credit for 
    Construction Trades Program Offerings:


    Credit Type


    Ferris State University



    Northern Michigan University




    *Articulated Credit - NC RESA has Articulation Agreements with several colleges for articulation of credit from NCCTC programs to the institutional programs. A student successfully completing a competency exam for each course is awarded credit if the student enrolls in courses at that college as either a full or part-time student within a given period of time after graduation (usually one year). These credits are not transferable to other post-secondary institutions.

    Special Features:

    Licensing - Students may earn occupational licensing opportunities including: Qualifying for the State of Michigan Residential License Pre-Certification course.

    Academic Credit- Students successfully completing a program at the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center may earn credit for one of the following Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements including: 4th Year Math, Visual, Performing and Applied Arts, and On-Line credit. Please contact your local counselor for more information.

    Work-Based Learning Opportunities- Available to qualified students for the purpose of bridging the gap between Career and Education by providing opportunities to foster professional relationships with local employers.


    Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) - Students participate in program CTSOs focusing on leadership, public speaking, conducting/participating in meetings, civic responsibility, and community service projects.