Building Construction Technology


Completion 75% Placement 89%

The building construction program provides students with basic training in areas concerned with building homes.  As trends and consumer tastes change, builders must be prepared.  This course is designed to prepare the student for this ever changing industry.  The training is based upon fundamental construction techniques with an emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability. The program provides the student with the fundamentals of carpentry, residential electrical wiring, residential plumbing, and basic masonry. 

Class hours are Monday - Friday from 7:45 to 2:15.





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 $1,140.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Carpenter Helper432Certificate
Carpenter Diploma1296Diploma
Plumber Helper (Certificate award for completion of 432 Hours 4th Trimester Content Only)1728Certificate
Electrician Helper (Certificate award for completion of 432 Hours 5th Trimester Content Only)2160Certificate
General Construction2160Diploma

New students enroll every month as space is available. An average grade of C or better must be maintained.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555

Job Duties

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 10,420

Current job openings per year: 1,200


First Trimester: 
BCT 0001 Worker Characteristic
BCT 1011 Safety
BCT 1012 Technology Foundations
BCT 1020 Construction Math & Measure
BCT 1030 Tools and Materials
BCT 1040 Career Skills
BCT 1050 Plans Codes and Layout
Carpenter Helper - Certificate 432 Hours
Second Trimester: 
BCT 0002 Worker Characteristic
BCT 2010 Framing
BCT 2020 Drying In
Third Trimester: 
BCT 0003 Worker Characteristic
BCT 3010 Interior Systems
BCT 3020 Finish Carpentry
BCT 3030 Masonry
Carpenter - Diploma 1296 Hours
Fourth Trimester: 
BCT 0004 Worker Characteristic
BCT 4010 Project Management I
BCT 4020 Plumbing Safety and Tools
BCT 4030 Pressure Systems
BCT 4040 Drain, Waste and Vent
Plumber Helper - Certificate 1728 (Certificate award for completion of 432 Hours 4th Trimester Content Only)
Fifth Trimester: 
BCT 0005 Worker Characteristic
BCT 5010 Project Management II
BCT 5020 Electrical Safety and Tools
BCT 5030 Electrical Rough In
BCT 5040 Electrical Finish
Electrician Helper - Certificate 2160 (Certificate award for completion of 432 Hours 5th Trimester Content Only)
General Construction - Diploma 2160


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