• Career  Pathways:

    • Building Maintenance Repairer
    • Sheet Metal Worker
    • Construction and Building Inspector
    • Brick Mason & Block Mason
    • Carpenter’s Helper
    • Welder’s Helper
    • Construction Trades Helper
    • Electrician’s Helper
    • Plumber’s Helper

    Industry Certifications:

    • NCCER Core
    • OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    Program Entrance Recommendations:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Algebra I or Geometry
    • Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Mechanical aptitude
  • Building Construction Occupations

    15 months, 1631 hours

  • The Building Construction Occupations program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in the construction industry. The building construction occupations program provides instruction in a number of the construction trades and is focused on the maintenance and repair of all systems in a physical structure.

    Classroom and lab experiences involve the basics of several building trades including carpentry, sheet metal work, glass cutting and glazing, painting, masonry, plumbing, electricity and welding. As a student in building construction occupations, you will also learn to use various hand tools and power tools.

    Students at the East Campus will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge with the construction of a custom built home under the direction of their instructors. The local housing market has come to know the BCTC student built homes as a model of quality and craftsmanship.

    Graduates of this program are prepared for employment in the construction fields or may pursue more specialized training through an apprenticeship.