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Answers to frequently asked questions about WMCI courses, enrollment and craft training options.

Is WMCI accredited?

West Michigan Construction Institute is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), a nationally recognized curriculum granting students portable credentials.

What kind of training programs do you offer?

WMCI provides three different categories of training:


High School CTE Training

Open to High School juniors and seniors, this year long, introductory program equips students with the skills and knowledge to launch a career in construction.


Craft Training

WMCI provides hands-on training for a diverse variety of skilled trades, including: Carpentry, Concrete, Plumbing, Sprinkler Fitting, Exterior Envelope, HVAC and Drywall.


Professional Development

WMCI offers a range of training options for students who are currently employed in the construction industry and hungry to advance their careers. We provide training options for construction leadership, safety (First Aid/CPR, OSHA compliance and Leadership) construction technology (Bluebeam and Procore), understanding construction documents, and Spanish language skills for the jobsite.


Note that WMCI prepares students for careers in the commercial construction industry and does not provide residential construction classes.

Are there any prerequisites to register for WMCI courses?

Students do not need to submit transcripts, grades, or proof of high school diploma to enroll in classes at WMCI. A deposit is due upon enrollment to secure the student’s seat in the class.

Can I tour the facility before I sign up for courses?

Yes! We encourage all new students to take a tour of the facility and meet with a staff member before signing up for classes. This will help answer questions about the registration process and what a day in the class looks like for students.

Note: Due to ongoing construction for a facility expansion, WMCI personal tours will be on hold until the Fall '24 semester. However, we will still be providing group and virtual options. For more information please contact: information@wmcinstitute.com

Does WMCI provide job placement assistance for graduates?

Career coaching is available for students interested in connecting with potential employers. WMCI is an education-focused institution that offers career coaching services but does not guarantee job placement.

When are courses held?

We offer daytime and evening courses. The schedule is dependent on the trade.


You can find the exact starting dates and class schedule on the course page you're interested in. 

What is the student-to-teacher ratio?

16 to 1

What is the cost of tuition and are there additional fees for construction programs?

Tuition is dependent on the trade. Typically, courses are around $2,000 per semester plus additional book and lab fees.


You can find a full breakout of the each course's cost on its respective page in the course catalog

What financial aid is available?

WMCI does not accept financial aid at this time. However, scholarships are still available for qualifying students. For more information, contact us at information@wmcinstitute.com

Additional questions?

Our student services team is here and ready to help you find the best education options for your career needs. So please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!