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Building Construction Technology

Begin Your Career in Construction

The construction industry is ever-changing, but the most important element of a successful project remains: a solid foundation.

The Building Construction Technology degree at Pitt Community College provides the educational foundation you want and need for a successful career. Combining lab and lecture courses, this hands-on program provides you with an overview of the building construction industry while allowing you to actively participate in building a house—from start to finish—over the course of three semesters.

We are dedicated to helping you build a knowledge base to qualify for entry-level general construction roles or transfer to an accredited college to earn your bachelor’s degree in construction project management. You can also earn a carpentry diploma through this program.

What is construction project management?

Strategic planning is an essential aspect of general construction projects. The more complex the project, the more detailed the planning needs to be. Construction project management maximizes efficiency, provides a step-by-step roadmap, and ensures adherence to established budgets.
Your Building Construction Technology degree from PCC prepares you for entry-level roles that require construction project management. Working as a project coordinator helps you build your professional credentials and prepares you to pursue your bachelor’s in construction project management.

Why Choose Pitt Community College to Earn Your Building Construction Degree?

PCC is committed to empowering you for success. Our Building Construction Technology degree offers an up-to-date curriculum, state-of-the-art labs, and hands-on learning opportunities.

The faculty members of the Building Construction Technology program are fully licensed general contractors with in-depth industry experience. They’ll assist you with personalized career advising and connect you to industry-hiring professionals.

Over the course of three semesters, you’ll participate in a live building project of a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house. In this hands-on project, you’ll learn about building materials, how to use power tools, and follow safety protocols. Not only will you gain real-world experience, but you’ll also support the community when the completed house is publicly auctioned.

To help you finance your Building Construction Technology degree, PCC offers financial aid to qualifying candidates. We also offer scholarships specific to the Building Construction Program, such as the Jenkins Building Construction Technology Program Scholarship and the Trey Kuhn Memorial Scholarship.

If you are interested in pursuing your bachelor’s degree, you can transfer all credits of your Building Construction Technology program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects faster-than-average growth for general construction jobs over the next decade. Superintendents can expect to make between $35,150 and $56,320 annually.

Because graduates of PCC’s Building Construction Technology degree program possess real-world experience, they are in high demand by the industry. Our faculty members keep in contact with leaders in the construction industry who are often seeking new hires.

Graduates of our Building Construction Technology degree work with general construction companies as well as residential and commercial builders in roles such as:

  • General Construction Supervisor
  • Field Engineer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Planner
  • Estimator
  • Inspector
  • Sustainability Consultant

Many graduates continue on to earn their Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and pursue construction project management leadership roles.

Start Now in Building Construction Technology!

  • Blueprint Reading/Construction
  • Intro to Carpentry
  • Carpentry I, II, and III
  • Building Codes
  • OSHA/Safety Certification
  • Statics/Structures
  • Planning/Estimating I
  • Green Building and Design Concepts
  • Foundation layout
  • Residential framing techniques
  • Roofing and siding installation
  • Interior trim and finishes
  • Green building techniques
  • Building codes and estimating