Pinellas Technical College

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Building Construction Technologies

Building Construction

Length 1,050 Hours
Admissions Contact Debbi Humbel -
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Mission: The mission of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a successful career in the building construction industry.

Program I460401 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

Building Construction Helper - Course BCV0400 (450 hours) - Content includes safety practices and disaster plans; an understanding of the construction industry and related occupations; the use of basic hand tools; understanding the proper operation of power tools; construction components; masonry skills and employability skills.

Building Construction Technician, 1 of 2 - Course BCV0401 (300 hours) - Content includes local, state, and federal codes and regulations; math skills; reading blueprints, contract documents and specifications; the operation of heavy equipment; using power tools; and carpentry skills.

Building Construction Technician, 2 of 2 - Course BCV0402 (300 hours) - Content includes the installation of cabinets; preparation and application of finishes to surfaces; the installation of roofing materials; troubleshooting, repairing, and installing plumbing systems; troubleshooting, repairing, and installing electrical systems; maintaining, repairing, and installing heating, ventilation, and air-cooling (HVAC) systems; performing site preparation and maintenance; and entrepreneurship.

Distance Education: Not available at this time

Articulation Agreement(s):

  • Statewide Building Construction Technology, A.A.S./A.S. Degree
  • St. Petersburg College Industrial Management Technology, A.S. Degree

Industry Certification(s):

  • Hilti Powder Actuated Tool Certification
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 hour Safety Certification
  • National Safety Council – Forklift certification

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Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in reading, math, and language is pre-assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9.

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* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.