Building Construction Technology

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. A complete residential modular house is built and made available for public purchase. 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. Students are prepared for entry‐level positions or post‐secondary education.

The chart below shows the great projected job increase in the construction field.

 
 
 
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
 

 

Post-Secondary Opportunities
· Bricklayers & Allied Craftsman           
· Carpenter’s Union Local 95
· Kaplan ICM Career School
· Plumbers Local 27
· Triangle Tech

Certifications

· Pittsburgh Builder’s Association Certification
· OSHA Certification
 
 
Articulated Credits
• Statewide
• Community College of Allegheny
County