Journeymen Upgrades

Enhance your skills through training.

After graduation, Journey-level members take upgrade courses at any of our five training facilities so that they continue to be the safest, best trained professionals in the skilled trades.


Please contact your local training center to request upgrades.


  • Basic Prints — Introductory course into print reading.
  • Basic Welding — Safety/set-up for cutting torch, stick machine, and flux core mig welder.
  • Bridge Forming — Construction techniques for common bridge construction.
  • Fall Protection — Recognize conditions that lead to falls. Understand methods of prevention.
  • Floor & Wall Framing — Deck & wall framing, deck sheathing, framing doors and windows.
  • Footings & Foundations — Concrete construction terminology. Safety & forming procedures.
  • Level & Transit — Practical exercises including operation, function, and handling of transit levels.
  • Roof Framing — Theory and calculations. Overhangs and cornice lines, jack and hip rafters.
  • Stair Building — Rise and run, stringer layout, concrete steps. Code regulations discussed.
    Advanced Classes
  • Advanced Roof Framing — Review of common rafters. Uneven pitch roofs are introduced.
  • Advanced Stair Building — Job built, freestanding circular and winding stairs.
  • Column & Deck Framing — Building forms for elevated praking decks and high rise buildings.
  • Total Station — Layout of building coordinates. Need Level and Transit experience.
The sky’s the limit when you’re the best at what you do.
Kyle McLaughlin Journeyman Carpenter

Certifications & Qualifications

  • Some classes may require prerequisites
    • Aerial lift operator qualification
    • Best practices in health-care construction
    • OSHA 30-hour outreach training
    • Rigging and signaling qualification
    • Scaffold erector qualification
    • Lock and hardware certification
    • Solid surface certification
    • Welding certification
    • MDOT certification
    • Flooring
    • INSTALL Readiness
    • INSTALL Certification
      • Carpet
      • Resilient
      • Hardwood
      • Substrate
    • Cove Welding
I love being a millwright. I like layout and precision work the best. But you do different things every day. And the instructors have taught me a lot. Every job I’ve been on, everybody’s got each other’s back. It really is a brotherhood.
Marcus Moss Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights