Building Construction Technology


The Building Construction Technology Program provides the student with the fundamentals of carpentry, residential electrical wiring, residential plumbing, and block and brick laying. Instruction methods include classroom lecture, audio-visuals and extensive live work projects on actual construction projects. To develop skills, attitudes and proper working habits that will enable the student to make an intelligent entry into the building construction technology field. To provide opportunities for the student to learn the standards, codes, and regulations governing the phases of the general building construction field. To develop within the student certain ethics that will cause them to realize the importance of quality workmanship to the customer.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,680.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,409.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Carpenter Helper432Certificate
Plumber Helper1728Diploma
Electrician Helper2160Diploma
General Construction2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
340 Washington St
Newbern, TN 38059

Job Duties

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 24,230

Current job openings per year: 2,970


First Trimester: 
Technology Foundations
Construction Math & Measurement
Tools and Materials
Career Skills
Plans Codes and Layout
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Drying In
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Interior Systems
Finish Carpentry
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Project Management I
Plumbing Safety and Tools
Pressure Systems
Drain, Waste and Vent
Fifth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Project Management II
Electrical Safety and Tools
Electrical Rough In
Electrical Finish


NCCER Certification-Core Curriculum
NCCER Certification-Carpentry Level 1
NCCER Certification-Carpentry Level 2
NCCER Certification-Carpentry Level 3
NCCER Certification-Carpentry Level 4
NCCER Certification-Concrete Finishing Level 1
NCCER Certification-Electrical Level 1
NCCER Certification-Electrical Level 2
NCCER Certification-Electrical Level 3
NCCER Certification-Electrical Level 4
NCCER Certification-Drywall Level 1
NCCER Certification-Drywall Level 2
NCCER Certification-Masonry Level 1
NCCER Certification-Insulation Level 1
NCCER Certification-Plumbing Level 1
NCCER Certification-Plumbing Level 2
NCCER Certification-Plumbing Level 3
Snap-on Meter Certification
Starrett Measurement Level 1 Certification
OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30


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