• About the Program (CIP Code 46.9999)

    A student in the Building Construction program will be introduced to careers in the commercial and residential building industry. The student will receive training in carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing and touch on welding and fabrication skills with emphasis on residential applications. The active participation in theory and practical work results in the yearly construction of a complete modular home on the BCAVTS campus.


    Understanding statewide codes and blueprint reading
    Framing of floor, wall, and roof systems
    Installation of windows and doors
    Installation of cabinetry, trim, interior and exterior finishes
    Installation of fiberglass and asphalt shingle
    Installation of flashing
    Hanging and finishing drywall
    Installation of drain/waste systems
    Installation of fresh water supply systems
    Installation of residential electrical systems
    Laying brick and block

    Recommended High School Courses:

    Industrial Arts
    Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
    Computer Basics, Computer Aided Drafting
    Physics, Applied Science


    Industry Recognized/Providers

    • Fork Lift Operator/National Safety Council
    • NCCER Credentials (Various Trades)/Natl Ctr for Construction Educ & Research (NCCER)
    • S/P2-Construction/S/P2
    • OSHA Occ Safety and Health Admin/(OSHA)


    BCAVTS Additional and/or Details to Industry Recognized/Providers

    • AWPT in Arial Work Platforms
    • All Terrain Telehandler
    • Power Actuated Fasteners Certification
    • S/P2 Soft Skills


    Articulation Agreements:

    • Triangle Tech
    • The KML Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund

    Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students may receive six technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Industrial Management Technology program.