Building Construction Occupations

Building Construction Occupations

The Building Construction Occupations program is accredited by the National Center for
Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in the construction industry. The building construction occupations program provides instruction in a number of the construction trades and is focused on the maintenance and repair of all systems in a physical structure.

Classroom and lab experiences involve the basics of several building trades including carpentry, sheet metal work, glass cutting and glazing, painting, masonry, plumbing, electricity and welding. As a student in building construction occupations, you will also learn to use various hand tools and power tools.

Students at the East Campus will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge with the construction of a custom built home under the direction of their instructors. The local housing market has come to know the BCTC student built homes as a model of quality and craftsmanship.

Graduates of this program are well prepared for employment in the construction fields or may pursue more specialized training through an apprenticeship and/or post-secondary education.

NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research
The Building Construction Occupations program participates in NCCER. This  curricula and training process is supported by trade associations, contractors, schools, construction and maintenance users, pipeline operators, manufacturers, and third-party training providers. Visit for further information.

PBA – Pennsylvania’s Builder’s Association
The program is a PBA endorsed program, which allows students who complete the program at the competent and above level to earn a PBA Certification.  Visit for more information.

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