Creating the Future...Challenging the Impossible
Building Construction Technology
Building Construction 1 students are immersed in a curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) where they learn the materials and processes for masonry, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, blueprint reading and estimating. Students will also be involved in extensive safety training to include hand and power tools. Instruction is supplemented by a variety of hands-on projects and activities. Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to gain national industry certification through the NCCER training program.
Building Construction 2 students continue the NCCER curriculum and develop more advanced skills through extensive hands-on applications. Additionally, introduction to the NCCER Project Management curriculum surveys management skills such as: human relations, negotiations, construction documents, estimating, scheduling, cost awareness and control, quality control, and safety. Building Construction 2 students will have the opportunity to participate in a capstone project managing and participating in the construction of an actual home built on campus. The home may be auctioned or donated at its completion, depending on the funding source. Students enrolled in this course have the opportunity to gain national industry certification through the NCCER training program. Successful completion of this training will result in a 10-hour OSHA safety certification.