Building Construction Technology


Building Construction Technology is designed to provide basic knowledge and applicable skills necessary for individuals to work in the building construction industry. Instruction provided will assist students in obtaining certifications in various construction trades, i.e. carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,727.38
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,994.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Carpenter Helper432Certificate
Plumber Helper1728Certificate
Electrician Helper2160Certificate
General Construction2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Kingsport Extension Campus
2533 N John B Dennis Hwy
Kingsport, TN 37660

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: 11,420

Current job openings per year: 1,240


First Trimester: 
BCT 0001 - Worker Characteristic
BCT 1011 - Safety
BCT 1012 - Technology Foundations
BCT 1020 - Construction Math & Measure
BCT 1031 - Tools and Materials
BCT 1040 - Career Skills
BCT 1050 - Plans Codes and Layout
Second Trimester: 
BCT 0002 - Worker Characteristic
BCT 2010 - Framing
BCT 2020 - Drying In
BCT 0003 - Worker Characteristic
BCT 3010 - Interior Systems
BCT 3020 - Finish Carpentry
BCT 3030 - Masonry
Third 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
Fourth 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


Jamel Foster

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