If you want to move into supervision or project management, you can get the skills and credentials you need through Washtenaw Community College’s construction supervision program.
All of the classes are online—you never have to come to campus. They’re flexible and convenient, since you take them on your own schedule wherever there’s a computer with a high-speed Internet connection. Your instructors are professionals and industry leaders from around the country, and your classmates are often union brothers and sisters.
Earn a Certificate or Degree
By taking just five classes, you earn a certificate in construction supervision that sets you apart and opens the door to new opportunities and challenges.
Want to go even further? Adding just four to 10 general education classes earns you an associate degree in construction supervision. The number of general education classes you have to take depends on your specific apprenticeship, the type of associate degree you want, and whether you became a WCC student before the Fall 2010 Semester.
That degree is so close because WCC awards you non-traditional college credits for your apprenticeship experience. Those credits put you up to a third of the way—or even more—toward your associate degree.
The non-traditional credits signify that your apprenticeship translates into college-level work. After all, during your apprenticeship you attended classes, took tests, and did all of the other things that go into taking a college class. You’re more than ready to take the next step.
If you’ve previously taken college classes, you need even fewer general education credits from WCC because you can transfer your credits.
Not sure which degree?
The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers recommend the Associate in Science degree.
The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers recommend either degree.