Building Construction Technology

Building Construction Technology


TMCC Building Construction Technology Program’s goal is to provide training to prepare students with knowledge and skills needed in the building construction industry. Students will enhance their technical skills through task oriented specific skills in carpentry. Students will practice their skills by building a residential home as a class project. Students will enhance their problem solving skills, decision making skills, and leadership skills with business courses in science, communications, management, computer technology courses, and general education courses. Students will learn service learning skills and leadership skills through student organization involvement, classroom discussions and demonstrations. The Building Construction Technology – Entrepreneur Emphasis provides students with the skills and knowledge to own or manage a business.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and skills needed in the construction industry, mainly residential home building
  • Communicate effectively, speak, read, and write the language used on the job.
  • Use technology effectively.
  • Demonstrate human relationship skills.
  • Demonstrate personal leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills to make good effective decisions.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior on the job.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills needed in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities on the job and in the community.
  • Integrating Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa culture into the curriculum.
  • Use Contren Learning Series curriculum in carpentry and management.
  • Enroll students in NCCER National Registry in modules completed.
  • Students will be involved in Building Construction Technology Student Organization.
  • Students will be involved in Leadership and Community Service projects involving issues in the community.
  • Students will learn Work-Base experience through an SOE course.

Typical positions available to graduates of this program are:

  • Residential and Commercial Framing Carpenters
  • Interior Finish Carpenters
  • Construction Laborers
  • Material Handlers
  • Construction Estimators
  • Lumber Sales Representatives
  • Concrete Form Setters
  • Metal Building and Pole Frame Builders
  • Project Managers
  • Contractors
  • Business Owners
  • Maintenance Workers/Facility Management Workers

There are no special requirements for admission into these programs. Please refer to the TMCC Admission section for future students.
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BCT Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S)

TMCC Building Construction Technology Program’s goal is to provide training to prepare students with knowledge and skills needed in the building construction industry.

Students will enhance their technical skills through task oriented specific skills in carpentry. Students will practice their skills by building a residential home as a class project. Students will enhance their problem solving skills, decision making skills, and leadership skills with business courses in science, communications, management, computer technology courses, and general education courses.

Students will learn service learning skills and leadership skills through student organization involvement, classroom discussions and demonstrations. The Building Construction Technology – Entrepreneur Emphasis provides students with the skills and knowledge to own or manage a business.

(Suggested Sequence)
BCT 104 Construction Blueprint Reading (2)

  •  BCT 105 Core Curriculum (2)
  •  BCT 110 Construction Math (3)
  •  BCT 115 Site Layout & Concrete Form Construction (2)
  •  BCT 120 Framing Principles & Methods (3)
  •  BCT 125 Framing Shop I (6)
  •  BCT 130 Exterior Finish Theory & Shop (3)
  •  BCT 135 Framing Shop II (4)
  •  BCT 144 Construction Estimating I (3)
  •  BCT 145 Interior Finish Theory & Shop I (4)
  •  BCT 147 Construction Estimating II (3)
  •  BCT 148 Interior Finish Theory & Shop II (4)
  •  BCT 161 Internship (Two 2 credit courses)  (4)
  •  BCT 175 Energy Efficient & Green Construction (3)
  •  BCT 176 Jo Readiness (1)
  •  BCT 190 Weatherization & Renovation Theory/Shop (4)

Related General Education Courses

  •  CIS 101 Computer Literacy or CSCI 101 Intro to Computers (3)
  •  COMM Communications Requirements (See GEN ED Matrix) (6)
  •  PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations or PSYC 111 Intro to Psychology (2)
  • General Education Electives (6)

 Total Required Credits  = 68