The Southeast Michigan Construction Academy will offer a Level 1 electrical course that will begin Tuesday, Jan. 3 and run through the beginning of August. Upon successful completion, students can enroll in Level 2 of SEMCA’s four-level training program. 

An open house for prospective electrical students will be held at MCCC on Monday, November 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  To RSVP, go to:

Classes will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 pm in Founders Hall at Monroe County Community College. The cost of the first semester is $2,300, and the second semester cost is $1,700. Books are included in all costs. The complete program is 4 years in length.

Students must be 18 or older with a high school diploma/GED in order to register for the course. Students must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and copies of their Social Security card and high school diploma/GED. 

To register for this non-credit training program or for additional information, call (734) 384-4229.

Students who enroll in the SEMCA program will have the opportunity to interview for positions with non-union electrical contractors located in Southeast Michigan as they become available. Training providers will work with students who would like to obtain employment in the electrical field; however, employment is not guaranteed. In addition, students do not have to be currently employed to participate in this training course. 

SEMCA’s four-level training program follows industry recognized curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education & Research. The course begins with basic construction safety in residential, commercial and industrial construction. All students will receive instruction in operating hand and power tools. They will be introduced to electrical theory and the rules and regulations that govern the trade through the National Electrical Code. In addition, students will learn the basics of electrical circuits, conduit bending and residential electrical service. The course trainers will address career paths in the electrical industry including apprenticeship requirements. Throughout the Level 1 course, students will spend time in the classroom, as well as a mocked shop space to perform hands-on tasks. Successful completion of this course will result in an NCCER credential and an OSHA 10 certification.

The Southeast Michigan Construction Academy meets all the required standards of the NCCER nationally standardized program ( Upon completing the program, students and the earned credential will be listed on the NCCER national registry. The stackable credential can be easily transferred among accredited sponsors throughout the industry, allowing students to continue training with other NCCER participants.

NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various associations and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 60 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.  NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s National Registry which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. The National Registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

About the MCCC/Southeast Michigan Construction Academy Partnership

For the past 3 years, SEMCA has partnered with MCCC to offer nontraditional instruction in the trades for students in the Monroe County community. Training is offered in electrical, carpentry, HVAC and welding for residential, commercial and industrial-sized projects. SEMCA is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Students receive a portable, stackable and industry-recognized credential.

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