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Building Construction Technology

Looking to jump-start a career in the wide-open field of construction? Your search can be over, right here at DC3! Now in its second year, the Building Construction Technology program at DC3 is growing quickly, waiting only for…YOU! Featuring a single-semester or a one-year, NCCER-backed, certificate for those looking to boost their hiring status or a full, two-year associate degree geared towards finishing at a four-year school, DC3 has a plan to enable you to reach that goal. Low student-to-instructor ratios give a student extra attention at a very reasonable cost.

The following courses are part of your first semester requirements:

  • BCT 101:  Intro to Safety – Basic construction safety, finishing with an OSHA 10 card
  • BCT 103:  Intro to Craft Skills – Wide coverage of basic construction & NCCER certification
  • Level I Carpentry:  Beginning carpentry skills, from hand & power tools, to floor, wall & roof framing

For the contractor looking to sharpen needed skills, our program offers higher level courses from; Light Commercial Framing, Cabinetry, and Codes/Standards, to Construction Technology (Basic Electricity, DWV, HVAC, Copper & Plastic Piping), presenting a well-rounded program in an affordable environment.

Program Highlights

  • Building codes & standards
  • Cabinetry
  • Commercial construction
  • Concrete
  • Construction safety
  • NCCER based international accreditation
  • Residential carpentry
  • Preparation for transfer to four-year institution

Career Opportunities

  • Entry level construction knowledge
  • Job/internship possibilities available through local contractors

Course Requirements

Find your plan of study in the 2021-22 Course Catalog.

Degrees Available

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificates

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Patrick Shiew

Professor of Building/Construct Tech