Construction Trades


In this one-year certificate program, students learn the skills required in the construction industry, including carpentry, foundations, framing, roofing, exterior finishing, interior finishing, and cabinet making. Students will also learn blueprint reading, estimating cost, building, installing, and repairing structural units.

The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools.

Upon completion of the program, students will receive advanced certifications from The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.0) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each CCT course to progress in the program.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 16 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 251 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and a 230 or higher on the Accuplacer NG Algebra Section 


Students in the Construction Trades Program must attend MCC full time (15 or more semester credit hours).

Course Number Course Description Hours
CCT 1116 Foundations 6
CCT 1236 Floor and Wall Framing 6
CCT 1163 Construction Mathematics 3
  Semester Hours 15
Course Number Course Description Hours
CCT 1133    Blueprint Reading 3
CCT1245 Ceiling and Roof Framing 5
CCT 1315 Interior/Exterior Finishing and Cabinet Installation 5
CCT 1911 Seminar I for Construction Trades 1
CCT 1921 Seminar II for Construction Trades 1
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 30


For more informationFor more information:
Myke Shirley, Coordinator
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Deborah Nettles, Advisor