Building Construction Occupations

  • Location: East Campus (Oley)
    Instructor: Matthew Huck
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    CIP Code: 46.9999

  • Program Entrance Recommendations:

    Reading at grade level
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude

    Career Pathways:

    Building Maintenance Repairer
    Sheet Metal Worker
    Construction and Building Inspector
    Building Supervisor
    Building Trades Instructor
    Construction Supervisor
    Maintenance Supervisor
    Brick Mason/Block Mason

Building Occupations BCTC
  • Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

    Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.

    Industry certification testing fees - $20/test*

    * BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.


    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 well prepared for employment in the construction fields or may pursue more specialized training through an apprenticeship and/or post-secondary education.

    NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research   
    The Building Construction Occupations program participates in NCCER. This  curricula and training process is supported by trade associations, contractors, schools, construction and maintenance users, pipeline operators, manufacturers, and third-party training providers. Visit for further information.

    PBA - Pennsylvania's Builder's Association
    The program is a PBA endorsed program, which allows students who complete the program at the competent and above level to earn a PBA Certification.  Visit for more information.


    Industry Certifications:

    Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate (based on NOCTI)
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification 

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