Building Construction Technician

Industrial Careers

About the Career

This program is designed specifically to train the next generation of building construction professionals– from homebuilders and site personnel to superintendents. Building Construction Technology, a partnership between the college and local contractors, provides instruction for both current construction professionals and those wishing to enter the field.

Training is based on a set of detailed skill standards from the nation’s leaders in the construction industry. Students learn to build with a “zero-defect” construction philosophy. This means that a commitment to flawless workmanship and unparalleled quality is the heart of all training activities. Students will experience hands-on training in blueprint reading, site layout, and prep frame assembly, door and window installation, estimating, scheduling and other job site duties.

On-the-job experience comes from project sites of area contractors working in the community. Working on-site gives students the opportunity to see how the construction team works, communicates and is managed.

Graduates of the Building Construction Technology program are not limited to only one or two career opportunities. The following careers are just a few examples: superintendent, project management, lead personnel, sales, remodeling, residential and commercial contractors, sub-contractors and building inspectors. In the field of construction supervision, workers advance by degrees from construction supervisor to the professional, senior and master level.

Academic Programs

Building Construction Technology

Building Construction Technology is designed specifically to train the next generation of homebuilders, superintendents, job site personnel, building inspectors and contractors for the construction industry of South Carolina.

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Carpentry—Qualified Framer

The Carpentry-Qualified Framer certificate is designed to train the next generation of skilled workers needed in the construction industry.

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Industrial Electricity, Electronics

The Industrial Electricity/Electronics Diploma program emphasizes theory and hands-on training in electrical wiring, including the applications to residential, commercial and industrial installations.

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Mechatronics Technology I

Mechatronics Technology Certificate program prepares students to work in the highly automated manufacturing environment of the 21st century.

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Training Programs

Building Construction Manager

Prepare to take the SC Residential Contractor Exam. Learn the basics of reading construction plans, with primary emphasis on architectural and structural plans

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Industrial Electrical Technician

Gain good fundamental knowledge of the electrical theory and skills that are required of an electrical technician in the industrial or manufacturing arena. This training program provides lots of hands on, practical application will be used in class to reinforce the theory that you learn.

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Industrial Mechanical Maintenance

There is a growing need for skilled mechanical industrial maintenance technicians in manufacturing today. This generates an excellent opportunity for successful students in this training program to find high paying jobs in this field.

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Forklift Operator

This one-day training class is held the second Saturday of each month from 8 am - 5 pm. Topics include OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck Standard (OSHA Standard 1910.178), forklift design limitations, uses in materials handling, pre-operation check, operator skills and accident prevention.

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Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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