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Building Construction Technology

Curriculum Description

The Building Construction Technology curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential and commercial building construction and remodeling. Includes instruction in construction equipment and safety; site preparation and layout; construction estimating; print reading; building codes; framing; masonry; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; electrical and mechanical systems; interior and exterior finishing; and plumbing. Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads
  • Utilize design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Demonstrate knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
  • Apply the practical application of engineering science and technology, including principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to design and produce various goods and service

After Graduation

What jobs are available for graduates?

  • Construction Trades: plumbing, electrical
  • Estimators
  • Inspectors
  • Job Site Superintendents
  • Owning your own company
  • Project Coordinators

Potential employers for graduates:

  • Construction Companies
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Material Suppliers
  • Self Employed
  • Utility Companies

Preparing for a career in Building Construction Technology:

The Building Construction Technology Program provides students with a "hands on" approach to education. Students are not only exposed to the latest technology in construction through classroom experience, but also practice what they have learned by construction of homes. The knowledge and skills that are acquired enable the students to begin a career with a construction company at a much higher job level as well as increased salary. Upon graduation, the students posses the tools to open their own company if that is their choice.


Contact for information

Applied Sciences and Technology
Applied Sciences

Office: 828-395-1441
Fax: 828-286-4014
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Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Michael Lyda
Building Construction Technology Instructor