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Update: In compliance with the Phase Plan initiated by Bay Mills Tribal Council, Bay Mills Community College is operating with limited staff for services by appointment only. All visitors and staff are expected to wear masks upon entering the building and while conducting face-to-face meetings. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to keep everyone updated.

Bay Mills Indian Community is currently under Level 3 provisions. A copy of the Phase policy can be found here

Summer classes will continue online only. Fall classes are still planned as scheduled for on-campus and online instruction.

Construction Technology Program

Students and Instructor working on building frame to a house

Construction Technology Image - Toolbox

Need an Exciting Career? Looking for a Challenge? Building a Better Future?

Join our Construction Technology (CT) Program to become a carpenter and build a better future by learning how to build a house from start to finish. Gain practical skills through on the job training and learn how to work for yourself and with others.

The CT Program provides students the necessary skills to build structures through various practical applications and hands-on activities, thorough investigations of the Michigan Residential Codes, blueprinting activities, numerous problem-solving scenarios, and many other facets relevant to modern building styles. In addition to a rigorous preparation to field-related employment, the CT Program fosters admirable interpersonal skills of the trades, such as punctuality, integrity, dedication, and pride in workmanship, while providing a broad cultural experience in the world we live in.

Degree Program

Degree Audit Form (Coming Soon)

Certificate of Completion Program

Certificate of Completion Audit Form (Coming Soon)

Curriculum Map - Construction Technology (Coming Soon)

Opportunities for career choices could include:

  • Skilled tradesmen positions
  • Carpenters
  • First-line construction
  • Masons
  • Maintenance  
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC

According to the May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the following are the national median salaries. Starting salaries will generally be less than median salaries. Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree.

Carpenter $48,340
Construction Trades Worker $47,580
First-Line Supervisor of Construction Trades Workers $68,040

A Certificate of Completion is also available for those who want to go straight to the workforce.

To learn more about the Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Completion Programs, contact Brent Stark, Department Chair:

Office Phone: (906) 248-8412

“When I first started looking for a new career, I was lost. I wanted to be able to look back and see that I accomplished something. The field of construction has given me everything that I could want in this form, and without the teaching that I received from BMCC, I would have been hopeless. In construction, it is learn fast or die. At least that is what I have always said, but the construction program at BMCC lets you learn at a less stressful pace. The teachers will help you learn the whole process and teach the reasons why things are done. I have seen people working in construction doing the same things all the time without any knowledge of why. If it was not for BMCC and the construction program I would still be working only dead-end jobs with no hope for more, but now feel that I have a future ahead of me.”   
-- Bruce Spencer, Graduate and Asbestos Abatement, Great Lakes Environmental