(Effective Fall 2016)

Applications for this program are currently not being accepted. Please contact the School of Construction and Design Technologies with any questions.

This major 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, and concrete applications. Classroom instruction in safety regulations and code compliance issues is included. This curriculum also addresses the residential construction industry's need for specific training in home remodeling.

Career Opportunities

Entry level positions as a building construction technician, with an emphasis in carpentry, masonry, and concrete applications. Advancement possibilities in employment in plants or factories where building units, components or building materials are made or sold.

Recommended High School Subjects

Mathematics and building trades courses are desired, but not necessary.

Special Equipment Needs

See the Tool List on the Residential Builder major web page.

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during the first semester as explained in the College Catalog (see www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • practice safe work habits, identify work hazards, and demonstrate responsible attitudes and high quality work.
  • demonstrate the basic manipulative skills needed to lay out and plan work.
  • interpret plans, specifications, lines, symbols, and abbreviations on working drawings or blueprints.
  • lay out and erect residential and commercial structures.
  • identify the building codes related to all the various aspects of residential building industry.
  • prepare preliminary architectural working drawings and sketches.
  • demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in masonry and concrete construction.
  • apply carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing, heating, and material salvage skills in home remodeling projects.
  • apply technical and basic skills on practical residential and light commercial construction.


First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
BCT103 Construction Hand and Power Tools 1 3 M REQ
BCT104 Construction Safety and Equipment 1 3 M REQ
BCT109 Framing Principles 4 2 6 M REQ
BCT110 Site Preparation and Layout 2 1 3 M REQ
MTH011 Career Mathematics 3 2.50 1.50 S REQ
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCT107 Print Reading and Architectural Drafting 3 1 6 M REQ
BCT135 Weather Resistant Barriers and Finishes 2 .50 4.50 M REQ
BCT140 Roof Structures 3 1 6 M REQ
BCT234 Masonry Principles 5 2 9 M REQ
ENL010 Communications 3 3 S REQ
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCT253 Residential Remodeling 3 1 6 M REQ
BCT130 Interior Finish 3 1 6 M REQ
MCT230 Advanced Masonry Principles 5 2 9 M REQ
MCT233 Stone Masonry 2 1 3 M REQ
PLH214 Piping and Mechanical Applications 3 2 3 M REQ
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCT305 Codes in Construction 1 1 M REQ
BCT255 Construction Estimating 3 3 M REQ
BCT238 Concrete Construction 3 1 6 M REQ
BCT259 Trim and Millwork 5 2 9 M REQ