FTI Programs

FTI offers various program options that are designed to fit the needs of all of our students. Contact our admissions office today for more information and to speak with a Recruitment Coordinator to find out what program is right for you.

Associate Degree Program

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE: CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Technologies is designed to incorporate general education courses that provide increased skill development, a fundamental knowledge base and a broader understanding in the areas of humanities, social science, math, and natural science as a part of a well-rounded addition to the technical instruction. The program is designed to be completed in as little as 3 years with the additional OTJ training requirements. At least one general education course will be offered each semester.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Glazier
  • Coating Application Specialist
  • Commercial Painter
  • Drywall Finisher
  • Glassworker

Certificate Programs

FTI offers non-degree programs designed for students who wish to further their education by learning their trade through an apprenticeship program. Students will receive relevant classroom training as well as on-the-job training and experience that is recognized and registered with the Department of Labor.

DRYWALL FINISHER: 2 YEAR PROGRAM

DRYWALL FINISHER: 3 YEAR PROGRAM

SIGN + DISPLAY TECHNICIAN/INSTALLER PROGRAM

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Options for everyone

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FTI offers a variety of course options including 2-year and 3-year programs to prepare students for future careers in the Finishing Trades industry.

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FTI Testimonials

“These are some of the best trained skilled crafts people in the industry, not only have they worked in the crafts and out in the field on job sites but they engage with the union family and union membership.”

- Terry Nelson, District Council 82

“FTI instructors provide us with skilled quality workers and not only do those instructors have the book smarts needed to teach proper technique but they also have direct experience in the field.”

- Clark Anderson, CFO - Swanson Youngdale

“The instructors are great, they get down to a personal level. They take their knowledge and implement it into the classroom and hands-on training.”

- Kyle Paulson, Glazier Apprentice

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A Rewarding, Hands-On Career Awaits

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest is an educational institute dedicated to developing professional tradespeople, advancing their skills and certifying their qualifications in the Upper Midwest. Our learners include Commercial and Industrial Painters, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers, Glassworkers, Sign and Display Technicians, and Tradeshow Workers.

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