Residential Builder Certificate

The Residential Builder certificate program is intended to provide entry level skills, training, and education to obtain employment as a building construction technician.

The curriculum emphasizes:

  • all aspects of framing
  • exterior finish
  • interior finish
  • masonry
  • concrete application
  • safety regulation and code compliance
  • home remodeling

Program Specs

Building Construction Technology Building Construction Technology Building Construction Technology

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for construction laborers was $30,460 in May 2013. The top 10 percent earned more than $58,900.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Specialty Trade Contractors128,040$16.80$34,940
Nonresidential Building Construction101,890$18.11$37,660
Residential Building Construction96,080$15.55$32,340
Utility System Construction89,270$17.02$35,410
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors87,400$16.15$33,590

Statistics reported in May 2013

Gainful Employment Report

Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

View general transfer information

Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Students are required to purchase their own personal tools as they progress through the program. Not all tools are required initially, and students should talk to their instructors on the first day of classes to find out which ones are required. Students who qualify for financial aid may purchase their tools through the College Store.

Tool List

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Construction Management Association (CMA)

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Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

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View the entire student organizations listing or Greek Life listing.

Carpentry & Construction Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

Contact Construction & Design Technologies

  • Address
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
      DIF 77
      One College Avenue
      Williamsport, PA 17701