Mr. Thomas C. Larabel

Mr. Thomas C. LarabelThomas C. Larabel
Assistant Professor and
MDOT Training Program Coordinator, ICET

E-mail Address:
Office Location: 126 Howard Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Office Phone: 231-591-5826
Joined Ferris: 2006




  • A.A.S. Civil Engineering Technology, Michigan Technological University
  • B.S.  Business Administration, Aquinas College
  • M.M.  Master of Management,  Aquinas College


Mr. Larabel has twenty years experience in the construction industry as an estimator and project manager for a general contractor specializing in bridges, wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, roadwork, sitework and underground utilities. He also has fourteen years experience as a project engineer and surveyor for a civil engineering firm. Mr. Larabel teaches courses in Soils, Surveying, Estimating, Scheduling, Project Management, Field Engineering, Ethics, Quality Control, Sustainable Construction, Hot Mix Asphalt, Aggregate Certification, and Administration.

Mr. Larabel recently has taken on the role of MDOT Training Program Coordinator of our Institute for Construction Education and Training (ICET).

Courses Taught  

CONM 122 - Construction Surveying and Layout
CONM 211 - Construction Quantity Estimating
CONM 212 - Soils and Foundations
CETM 214 - Advanced Materials Properties and Testing
CETM 230 - MDOT Certification Preparation
CONM 321 - Construction Cost Estimating
CONM 423 - Construction Management Professional Methods
CONM 499 - Construction Project Management

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

Certified Aggregate Technician
Certified Bituminous Technician
Density Control Technician

Committees and Extracurricular Activities  

MDOT - MITA Advisory Committee