Building Construction Technology Certificate in Applied Science
Students of the Building Construction Technology program will demonstrate building science fundamentals, construction management theories and best practices through practical “hands-on” and “real-world problem solving” training curriculum that is consistent with the changing skill requirements of the construction industry. Students will demonstrate entry-level skills such as estimating, project management, scheduling writing, public speaking, blueprint reading, construction math, mechanical systems and business law and ethics. Through planned evaluations from program advisory committee composed of representatives from local construction companies, the student will demonstrate professional skills of ethics and integrity while learning in a collaborative teamwork environment.
The mission of the Building Construction Technology program is to provide the college’s local service area and the global economy of the construction industry with a pool of skilled, entry-level carpenters, plumbers and masons that is consistent with the industry workforce needs. Students will become skilled, knowledgeable, productive employees and life-long learners.
Acceptable placement test score(s); high school diploma or GED not required
Type of Program
Day or evening
All building industries and projects involving residential building construction, nonresidential building construction, commercial building construction, building finishing contractors, foundation, structure, building exterior contractors, construction laborers and helpers.
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/bct/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|BCT 101||Introduction to Building Construction||5|
|BCT 102||Fundamentals of Building Construction||4|
|BCT 113||Fundamentals of Construction Prints||4|
|BCT 131||Estimating/Quantity Take-Off||2|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|BCT 103||Construction Site Layout||4|
|BCT 115||Construction Safety and Equipment||2|
|BCT 201||Principles of Roof Construction||4|
|BCT 231||Construction Labor and Expediting||3|
|Total Semester Hours||13|
|BCT 203||Exterior & Interior Finishes||5|
|BCT 209||Construction Project Management||3|
|BCT 221||Construction Building Codes||3|
|BCT 116||Residential Building Exam Preparation||1|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|Total Required Credit Hours||40|