Construction Trades


In the one-year Construction Trades Certificate Program, students learn the skills required in the construction industry. Students learn skills in carpentry, foundations, framing, roofing, exterior finishing, interior finishing, and cabinet making. The Construction Trades program at Meridian Community College offers learning experiences in 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 receive advanced NCCER and OSHA certifications.

Progression:   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


  • Framing Carpenter
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Foundation Forming
  • Cabinetry
  • Custom Furniture Making
  • Foundations
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Framing
  • Construction Mathematics
  • $29,400 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • 2017 State Champion in Cabinetmaking and Teamworks
  • 2018 State Champion in Cabinetmaking and Teamworks
  • 2019 State Champion in Teamworks
  • 2019 Fifth place in National SkillsUSA Competition
  • 2019 Received $40,000 DeWalt Tool Promotion for use on building projects.


For more informationFor more information:
Myke Shirley, coordinator
For more informationFor more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor