Building Construction Technology Program

The Architectural Technology curriculum provides individuals with knowledge and skills that can lead to employment in the field of architecture or one of the associated professions.

Architecture students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, building codes and specifications, and computer applications as well as complete a design project. Optional courses may be provided to suit specific career needs.

Upon completion, graduates have career opportunities within the architectural, engineering, and construction professions as well as positions in industry and government.

The Building Construction Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with an overview of the building construction industry. Construction labs/lecture courses and other related classes, provide students with up-to-date knowledge on materials, trends, and techniques of the ever-changing construction industry. .

Course work includes basic construction concepts such as general construction, blueprint reading, construction estimating, and project management. Students will also diversify their knowledge of construction in other areas like electrical wiring, construction surveying, plumbing, statics/strength of materials, and HVAC.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in any general construction setting and be able to advance quickly to management positions such as supervisors, superintendents, project coordinators, project planners, estimators, or inspectors.

Program Information

  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Sustainable Technology
Graduates of the WCC Architectural Technology Program will: 

  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency in computer-aided drafting and design by showing technical mastery in the use of industry-relevant computer technology and software. Graduates will have the opportunity to become a certified Autodesk User.
  • Use drafting conventions including symbols, line types, line weights and dimensions styles as applicable to the design profession.
  • Understand the construction process from the transformation of an idea or need into a completed project.
  • Understand the role, duties, and responsibilities of the members of the design team, including the working relationship between technicians and professionals.
  • Describe the impact the site has on the design and construction of buildings.

Graduates of the WCC Building Construction Technology Program will: 

  • Show competency through simulated or live construction projects in the following areas: masonry, insulation, site preparation, roofing, plumbing, electrical wiring, and material quality estimating.
  • Perform residential construction skills based on recognized building codes (both local and state residential builders' codes).
  • Demonstrate basic drafting proficiency, including the ability to use industry-standard computer software to generate 2D drawings.
  • Perform and demonstrate skills in calculating, planning, and constructing/framing residential rafters, roof trusses, doors, and windows.
  • Calculate construction costs.
  • Identify safe construction practices.

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