Monroe County Community College along with The Southeast Michigan Construction Academy (SEMCA) are offering the Level 1 Electrical Course  beginning August 30, 2022. Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. through December 15, 2022 in Founders Hall on the main campus of MCCC, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, in Monroe, MI. Upon successful completion of this course, participants can enroll in the Level 2 Electrical Course that will begin in early January 2023. 

The cost for the Level 1 course is $2,300 and Level 2 is $1,700, including books. Students must be 18 or older and must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and copies of their high school diploma or GED and Social Security card. 

SEMCA’s four-level (four-year) training program follows industry recognized curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). The Level 1 Electrical 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 Electrical Course, students will spend time in both 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.

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 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.

To register for this non-credit training program or for additional information, call (734) 384-4124.

About NCCER 

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.


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