Overview

This program is designed specifically to train the next generation of building construction professionals – from homebuilders, site personnel, and 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 at the heart of all training activities. Eighty percent of the training is in the field, where students will experience hands-on training in blueprint reading, layout, 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.

Learning experiences for students in the Building Construction Technology program are provided on the Airport Campus. Cooperative Work Experiences are required in this program.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(13 Credit Hours)
BCT-101 Introduction to Building Construction

Introduction to Building Construction

ID: BCT-101

Credit Hours: 5

This course is an introduction to residential and light commercial construction, construction terms, tools of the trade and their safe use.

5
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
MAT-170 Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

ID: MAT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: elementary algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and applications.

3
BCT-142 Fundamentals of Construction Safety

Fundamentals of Construction Safety

ID: BCT-142

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers safety standards and practices as they apply to the building construction industry.

4
Semester 2
(14 Credit Hours)
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
BCT-102 Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction

ID: BCT-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of framing for residential and light commercial buildings.

4
BCT-104 Site Layout and Preparation

Site Layout and Preparation

ID: BCT-104

Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of principles, equipment, and methods used to perform site layouts and distance measurements.

2
BCT-111 Blueprint Reading and Specifications

Blueprint Reading and Specifications

ID: BCT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introductory study of construction plans and specifications and how they represent finished buildings.

3
BCT-131 Estimating/Quantity Take Off

Estimating/Quantity Take Off

ID: BCT-131

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers construction estimation and quantity take off for construction trades based on local and national building codes.

2
Semester 3
(8 Credit Hours)
BCT-209 Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

ID: BCT-209

Credit Hours: 3

This is a course designed with projects using building construction skills.

3
BCT-212 Construction Methods and Design

Construction Methods and Design

ID: BCT-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers residential construction methods and designs.

3
BCT-132 Introduction to Commerical Estimating

Introduction to Commerical Estimating

ID: BCT-132

Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of the commercial estimating practices, techniques and software as it applies to the construction of light commercial building projects, such as schools, office building, retail facilites and other buildings used by commercial businesses.

2
Semester 4
(13 Credit Hours)
CWE-111 Cooperative Work Experience I

Cooperative Work Experience I

ID: CWE-111

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

1
BCT-221 Construction Building Code

Construction Building Code

ID: BCT-221

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of local, state, and national building code requirements as they apply to residential and commercial construction.

3
BUS-101 Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

ID: BUS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the nature of business activity in relation to the economic society, including how a business is owned, organized, managed, and controlled.

3
PSC-215 State and Local Government

State and Local Government

ID: PSC-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of state, county, and municipal government systems, including interrelationships between these systems and within the federal government. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
BCT-223 Residential Mechanical Systems

Residential Mechanical Systems

ID: BCT-223

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the workings of the basic HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems found in residential structures.

3
Semester 5
(14 Credit Hours)
BUS-121 Business Law I

Business Law I

ID: BUS-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

3
WLD-102 Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

ID: WLD-102

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the principles of welding, cutting, and basic procedures for safety in using welding equipment.

2
MKT-101 Marketing

Marketing

ID: MKT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers an introduction to the field of marketing with a detailed study of the marketing concept and the processes of product development, pricing, promotion, and marketing distribution.

3
SPC-209 Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

ID: SPC-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on interpersonal theory as applied to personal and professional relationships. Students will learn to observe and analyze how these principles operate in daily interaction with others.

3
HIS-202 American History: 1877 to Present

American History: 1877 to Present

ID: HIS-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from 1877 to the present. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
        Total Credit Hours 62
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,656.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
BCT-101 Introduction to Building Construction

Introduction to Building Construction

ID: BCT-101

Credit Hours: 5

This course is an introduction to residential and light commercial construction, construction terms, tools of the trade and their safe use.

5
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
Semester 2
(7 Credit Hours)
MAT-170 Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

ID: MAT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: elementary algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and applications.

3
BCT-142 Fundamentals of Construction Safety

Fundamentals of Construction Safety

ID: BCT-142

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers safety standards and practices as they apply to the building construction industry.

4
Semester 3
(7 Credit Hours)
BCT-102 Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction

ID: BCT-102

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of framing for residential and light commercial buildings.

4
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
BCT-104 Site Layout and Preparation

Site Layout and Preparation

ID: BCT-104

Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of principles, equipment, and methods used to perform site layouts and distance measurements.

2
BCT-111 Blueprint Reading and Specifications

Blueprint Reading and Specifications

ID: BCT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introductory study of construction plans and specifications and how they represent finished buildings.

3
BCT-131 Estimating/Quantity Take Off

Estimating/Quantity Take Off

ID: BCT-131

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers construction estimation and quantity take off for construction trades based on local and national building codes.

2
Semester 5
(8 Credit Hours)
BCT-209 Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

ID: BCT-209

Credit Hours: 3

This is a course designed with projects using building construction skills.

3
BCT-212 Construction Methods and Design

Construction Methods and Design

ID: BCT-212

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers residential construction methods and designs.

3
BCT-132 Introduction to Commerical Estimating

Introduction to Commerical Estimating

ID: BCT-132

Credit Hours: 2

This course is a study of the commercial estimating practices, techniques and software as it applies to the construction of light commercial building projects, such as schools, office building, retail facilites and other buildings used by commercial businesses.

2
Semester 6
(7 Credit Hours)
CWE-111 Cooperative Work Experience I

Cooperative Work Experience I

ID: CWE-111

Credit Hours: 1

This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

1
BCT-221 Construction Building Code

Construction Building Code

ID: BCT-221

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of local, state, and national building code requirements as they apply to residential and commercial construction.

3
BUS-101 Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business

ID: BUS-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the nature of business activity in relation to the economic society, including how a business is owned, organized, managed, and controlled.

3
Semester 7
(6 Credit Hours)
PSC-215 State and Local Government

State and Local Government

ID: PSC-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of state, county, and municipal government systems, including interrelationships between these systems and within the federal government. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
BCT-223 Residential Mechanical Systems

Residential Mechanical Systems

ID: BCT-223

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the workings of the basic HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems found in residential structures.

3
Semester 8
(8 Credit Hours)
BUS-121 Business Law I

Business Law I

ID: BUS-121

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of legal procedures, law and society, classifications and systems of law, the tribunals administering justice and their actions, contracts, sales, transfer of titles, rights and duties of the parties, conditions, and warranties.

3
WLD-102 Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

ID: WLD-102

Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the principles of welding, cutting, and basic procedures for safety in using welding equipment.

2
MKT-101 Marketing

Marketing

ID: MKT-101

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers an introduction to the field of marketing with a detailed study of the marketing concept and the processes of product development, pricing, promotion, and marketing distribution.

3
Semester 9
(6 Credit Hours)
SPC-209 Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

ID: SPC-209

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on interpersonal theory as applied to personal and professional relationships. Students will learn to observe and analyze how these principles operate in daily interaction with others.

3
HIS-202 American History: 1877 to Present

American History: 1877 to Present

ID: HIS-202

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of u.s. history from 1877 to the present. This course includes political, social, economic, and intellectual developments during this period.

3
        Total Credit Hours 62
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$11,656.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Field Superintendent

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers manages the on-site day-to-day operation of a construction project. This person also manages the material costs, labor costs, and sub-contractors to ensure the costs are adhering to the established budget and schedule. The job is responsible for writing daily reports, weekly reports, and monthly reports on the progress of the construction project.

Projected Job Growth

+3%

Average Annual Salary

$78,232

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations

Careers

Construction Engineer

This career is responsible for conducting quantity take-offs, evaluating quotes, compiling bids, and estimating the construction schedule for various job sites.

Projected Job Growth

+15.4%

Average Annual Salary

$98,364

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations

Careers

Construction Manager

This person manages the construction process for multiple projects. The career usually requires a four-year degree, and the person is responsible for ensuring that expenses are staying within the budget and schedules are meeting the targeted completion dates. Oversees the superintendents’ day-to-day operation of the projects.

Projected Job Growth

+3%

Average Annual Salary

$78,232

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce After Graduation

Manage the day-to-day field operation of a construction project. Manage employees, subcontractor scheduling, and materials. Responsible for the quality control of the project. Manage the budget and construction schedule.

Further Your Education

The student will need to contact the desired college to confirm which courses will transfer and the entrance requirements to enter their program to earn a higher degree.