Journeyman Upgrade: Enhance your skills through training

Our journeyman enhancement classes are for Union carpenter and floor layer members only.

Upgrade classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings for three weeks. Some classes require extra time commitment.

Classes are scheduled based upon registrations.


Carpentry Skill Enhancement:

Basic classes

Basic lock and hardware — Prerequisite for graduation.

Basic prints — Introductory course into print reading.

Basic welding — Safety/set-up for cutting torch, stick machine, and flux core mig welder.

Bridge forming — Construction techniques for common bridge construction.

Fall Protection — Recognize conditions that lead to falls. Understand methods of prevention.

Floor & wall framing — Deck & wall framing, deck sheathing, framing doors and windows.

Footings & foundations — Concrete construction terminology. Safety & forming procedures.

Level & transit — Practical exercises including operation, function, and handling of transit levels.

Roof framing — Theory and calculations. Overhangs and cornice lines, jack and hip rafters.

Stair building — Rise and run, stringer layout, concrete steps. Code regulations discussed.

Advanced classes

Advanced roof framing — Review of common rafters. Uneven pitch roofs are introduced.

Advanced stair building — Job built, freestanding circular and winding stairs.

Column & deck framing — Building forms for elevated praking decks and high rise buildings.

Total station — Layout of building coordinates. Need Level and Transit experience.

Certifications & Qualifications

Some classes may require prerequisites
Aerial lift operator qualification
Best practices in health-care construction
OSHA 30-hour outreach training
Rigging and signaling certificate
Scaffold erector qualification
Lock and hardware certification
Solid surface certification
Welding certification
MDOT certification


Call 248-541-2740 to register for an upcoming class.