Building Construction Technology

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Building Construction Technology students gain technical knowledge as well as practical hands-on training in the trade which includes carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry and blueprint reading.
Individuals learn to apply technical knowledge and skills in the maintenance and repair of residential, office, apartment, and other commercial buildings. Building Construction Technology is an ideal program for students who possess an inquisitive nature, enjoy a variety of varied tasks and like being physically active.
Median annual wages of Construction Managers were $82,790 in 2012Bureau of Labor Statistics
Courses of Study

• Statewide Building Codes
• Blueprint Reading
• Framing of Wall & Roof Systems
• Installation of Windows & Doors
• Installation of Cabinetry
• Installation of Trim Finishes
• Fiberglass Installation
• Asphalt Shingles Installation
• Finishing Techniques
• Residential Electrical Systems
• Block and Brick Laying
• Masonry
• Plumbing

Career Paths

• Framing Carpenters
• Construction Laborers
• Drywall Hangers/Finishers
• Electrician Assistant
• Insulation Installers
• Roofers
• Plumber/Plumbers Assistant
• Siding Installers
• Finish Carpenter
• Cabinet Maker
• Bricklayer
• Building Inspector
• Independent Contractor

Employment of Construction Laborers is expected to grow 25% from 2010-2020, faster than others. Workers with the most skills should have the best job opportunities.

• Pittsburgh Builder’s Association Certification
• OSHA Certification

Post-Secondary Opportunities

• Bricklayers & Allied Craftsman
• Carpenter’s Union Local 95
• Kaplan ICM Career School
• Plumbers Local 27
• Triangle Tech

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students