The Detroit Training Center’s Construction Training Courses are intended to provide students with a complete understanding of general construction and residential home building. Topics include green building and sustainable construction practices, safety, and project management. Our outdoor facility allows students to train in a real world construction project setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn from instructors who have actual field experience in capacities ranging from superintendent to project manager to business owner. Trade specific tools and heavy equipment will be used.

Introduction To Construction

This class is an entry level class to prepare students for work in the construction industry. Students will be introduced to different trades and careers in the construction industry. In depth lecture and textbook materials cover general construction safety, use of Personal Protective Equipment, proper construction attire and tool identification. The Hands on segment includes tool use, safety and completion of a class project.

Introduction to Home Improvement

This class is designed for initial entry into the home improvement industry. In depth lecture textbook materials cover rules and regulations of home improvement. Hands on segment includes introductions to residential framing, drywall, painting and building of class project.

First Aid & CPR Training

This is an American Red Cross approved program in CPR and First Aid. Instruction will focus on identifying shock, controlled breathing, care for muscles, bone or joint injuries, care for a head, neck or back injury. Students will also learn how to deal with a stroke and care for diabetic. The hands on portion of the class will cover how to care for conscious and unconscious victims, using Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Michigan Residential Builder’s License

This class prepares students to take the exam for licensure as a State of Michigan Residential Builder. Course material covers business/law and trade potions of the Michigan Residential Builder exam. Topics for the business & law portion include Regulatory and statutory requirements, Business organization, Bidding and estimating, Contracts, Project management and supervision, Accounting and finance, Personnel, Insurance, bonds and liens, and Payroll taxes. The trade portion of the curriculum includes layout, plans, specifications, and estimating, excavation & site work, footings and foundation walls, concrete, and safety.


This two day course is essential to workers in every trade within the construction industry. The course is intended to introduce students to the basic practices of identifying, reducing, eliminating and reporting hazards associated with their work. This course provides training for students on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the construction industry. In depth lecture covers fall protection, ladder and scaffold safety, general electrical safety, and general construction safety. Certificate of Completion forwarded to OSHA for licensing.


This in depth class is intended for construction workers who need more comprehensive safety training beyond that of the OSHA 10. The curriculum provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues and is essential training for field supervisors, foreman, and safety directors. Topics include the OSHA Act, Health Hazards, Focus Four, Record-keeping, Material Handling, Proper Tool Use, Stairway and Ladder Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, and Electrical Safety.


In this course, students will learn how to develop an estimate for use in the competitive bidding of projects. The module objective is to supply students with estimating skills they can use to begin or enhance their career within the construction industry. Students can apply the techniques learned in this module to most other types of estimates used in the construction industry.

Green Construction

This is designed to prepare those for the future of construction and development. This course will cover the concepts and principles for green construction. Strategies will discuss reducing water usage, energy reduction, and site selection. Green construction methods and techniques will be reviewed along with case study examples and demonstrations provided throughout the course.

Fall Protection

This training is intended for construction workers who work at elevations and teaches workers to use fall protection systems in construction settings. Topics include the OSHA fall protection standards, fall protection systems, selection of fall protection measures, and inspection and maintenance of fall protection systems. This course is composed of lecture and hands on instruction.

Confined Spaces

This 8-hour course is geared toward anyone that must safely enter or work in a confined space. OSHA defines a confined space as an area that is enclosed with limited access, making it dangerous for individuals to work within, without proper training. Students will learn about the hazards found within these spaces including suffocation, invisible harmful gases, and working around submersed liquids. Safe entry including lockout and tag-out of connecting piping, testing of breathable air quality and how to create a rescue plan and wear appropriate safety equipment.

Scaffolding Safety

This training is required for individuals having a role with erecting and working with scaffolding. Topics include review of the different types of scaffolding, scaffolding construction, and proper use of scaffolding. This course is composed of lecture and hands on instruction.

Ladder Safety

This training is required for construction workers work at elevations. This course teaches employees to safely use ladders in construction settings. Topics include ladder safety, types of ladders, inspection, setting up ladders, ladder safety basics, ladder safety use and stairways. This course is composed of lecture and hands on instruction.

Lock Out Tag Out

This course addresses the practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery or equipment, thereby preventing the release of hazardous energy while employees perform servicing and maintenance activities. The course follows OSHA safety standard for controlling hazardous energies—electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, and other energy sources. In this course, students will learn the requirements to protect employees working on construction site using equipment. Topics covered the use of safe work practices, identification of hazards, lock – tag techniques and procedures, and securing hazardous energy sources.

MIOSHA for Construction Safety Standards

This course covers MIOSHA regulations for construction safety. The module will cover the principles of safety in typical industrial and construction environments. A wide-range of safety topics will be discussed in this course to properly prepare graduate students with update safety practices to ensure they abide regulation while on site. The module is designed to prepare students with the ability to prepare and maintain a safe working environment.

Work Zone Safety

The Work Zone Safety course was developed to protect workers while on the job site. Work zones are dangerous places to work. A work zone is an area of a trafficway with highway construction, maintenance, or utility work activities. It differs from the construction jobsite in that the work zone is near a roadway that has passing traffic. Internal hazards are things within the work space such as moving vehicles, excavations, electrical lines, and machinery pinch points that can cause injury or death. External hazards are found outside the work space and include struck by dangers such as passing vehicles and the debris they kick up.

Flagger Safety and Traffic Control

This course is designed for maintenance and construction staff that are involved in the application of work zones should be trained in how to properly control traffic through work zones. Students will learn how to operate a short-term work zone, work zone protection, liability issues, appropriate and proper flagging procedures, and proper application of devices.