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Associate's Program

When you imagine your future, what do you see?

Careers in the finishing trades are expanding.

Our growing industry demands highly-educated workers who have their head in the game and their boots on the ground.

I’m Interested

Don’t hesitate - this could be you!

That means:
  • Experiencing and advancing…
    • Personal satisfaction/achievement
    • Increased knowledge of how to safely perform jobs
    • Public speaking skills
    • Improved written communication
    • Your pathway to undergraduate degree and beyond!
  • Opportunities for career advancement, like: 
    • Project Management
    • Superintendent
    • Inspector
    • Sales
    • Estimator
    • Union Leadership
    • Management and Front Office roles

Earn your Construction Technologies Degree in 3 years.

An Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technologies from FTIUM can take your career to new heights.

Requirements to enroll:
  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Currently enrolled or graduated FTIUM Apprentice.
  • Ability to pay modest tuition.
Contact FTIUM to learn about current tuition pricing.

Choose your concentration.

Commercial Painter Decorators apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces (wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, synthetics, stucco and metal) prior to the application of materials such as paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings and special decorative finishes.

Commercial Painter Photo

Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialists apply techniques to prepare substrates for coating and lining application. Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialists apply/install protective coatings and linings to steel and concrete on complex structures.

Coating Application Specialist

Drywall Finishers prepare drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing the joints and imperfections in the drywall surface.

Drywall Finisher

Glaziers are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing, replacing, and removing all types of glass. They install architectural aluminum window systems, glass handrail, mirrors, door entrances and decorative wall systems in commercial and residential buildings

Glaziers

Glassworkers work in manufacturing and fabrication settings. Glassworkers fabricate aluminum window systems, shower enclosures, mirrors, door entrances and manufacture glass for commercial and residential buildings.

Glassworker

“Having a degree gives you a sense of pride and authority when you talk to people in that you know what you're talking about. You want to be able to give good advice, and that little bit of sheepskin, though it's just a piece of paper, it's not the sheepskin. It's the hours you spent learning, and the time you spent in that class with your brothers and sisters. You're going to learn so much and grow so much more as a human being because of being around these people and these opportunities to learn about things you haven't yet. I would tell everybody to do this.”
Jesse Petrowski
FTIUM Apprentice, Journeyman, and Associate of Applied Science Degree holder
John Burcaw
“AAS graduates get the same ongoing advantages as our apprentices and journeypersons, with the added benefit of holding a real college degree in their field. Their title as college grads enables them to climb the career ladder with more efficiency, and get access to even more lucrative career opportunities with more responsibilities. Our AAS students are trained to become leaders in their respective trades.”
John Burcaw
Director of Academic Education The Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest

*Apprentices transferring credit from non-accredited apprenticeship programs or those who have completed an FTIUM apprenticeship before 2014 must have their credits assessed by Mountwest Community and Technical College for a nominal fee.

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Associate's Program

When you imagine your future, what do you see?

Careers in the finishing trades are expanding.

Our growing industry demands highly-educated workers who have their head in the game and their boots on the ground.

I’m Interested

Don’t hesitate - this could be you!

That means:
  • Experiencing and advancing…
    • Personal satisfaction/achievement
    • Increased knowledge of how to safely perform jobs
    • Public speaking skills
    • Improved written communication
    • Your pathway to undergraduate degree and beyond!
  • Opportunities for career advancement, like: 
    • Project Management
    • Superintendent
    • Inspector
    • Sales
    • Estimator
    • Union Leadership
    • Management and Front Office roles

Earn your Construction Technologies Degree in 3 years.

An Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technologies from FTIUM can take your career to new heights.

Requirements to enroll:
  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Currently enrolled or graduated FTIUM Apprentice.
  • Ability to pay modest tuition.
Contact FTIUM to learn about current tuition pricing.

Choose your concentration.

Commercial Painter Decorators apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces (wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, synthetics, stucco and metal) prior to the application of materials such as paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings and special decorative finishes.

Commercial Painter Photo

Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialists apply techniques to prepare substrates for coating and lining application. Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialists apply/install protective coatings and linings to steel and concrete on complex structures.

Coating Application Specialist

Drywall Finishers prepare drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing the joints and imperfections in the drywall surface.

Drywall Finisher

Glaziers are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing, replacing, and removing all types of glass. They install architectural aluminum window systems, glass handrail, mirrors, door entrances and decorative wall systems in commercial and residential buildings

Glaziers

Glassworkers work in manufacturing and fabrication settings. Glassworkers fabricate aluminum window systems, shower enclosures, mirrors, door entrances and manufacture glass for commercial and residential buildings.

Glassworker

“Having a degree gives you a sense of pride and authority when you talk to people in that you know what you're talking about. You want to be able to give good advice, and that little bit of sheepskin, though it's just a piece of paper, it's not the sheepskin. It's the hours you spent learning, and the time you spent in that class with your brothers and sisters. You're going to learn so much and grow so much more as a human being because of being around these people and these opportunities to learn about things you haven't yet. I would tell everybody to do this.”
Jesse Petrowski
FTIUM Apprentice, Journeyman, and Associate of Applied Science Degree holder
John Burcaw
“AAS graduates get the same ongoing advantages as our apprentices and journeypersons, with the added benefit of holding a real college degree in their field. Their title as college grads enables them to climb the career ladder with more efficiency, and get access to even more lucrative career opportunities with more responsibilities. Our AAS students are trained to become leaders in their respective trades.”
John Burcaw
Director of Academic Education The Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest

*Apprentices transferring credit from non-accredited apprenticeship programs or those who have completed an FTIUM apprenticeship before 2014 must have their credits assessed by Mountwest Community and Technical College for a nominal fee.