Building Construction Technology Program

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

  • Blueprint Reading/Construction
  • Carpentry
  • OSHA/Safety/Certification
  • Construction Materials and Methods
  • Construction Surveying
  • Planning/Estimating I and II
  • Electrical Wiring Systems
  • Building Codes
  • Specifications and Contracts
  • Green Building & Design Concepts
  • Statics/Structures
  • Introduction to Masonry
  • Introduction to Basic Plumbing
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.

Contact Information

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Shane Allen, AAS
Lead Instructor - Building Construction Technologies
Phone: 336-838-6409
gsallen069@wilkescc.edu
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Stacie Taylor, BS
Chair of Applied Engineering Tech Area
Phone: 336-838-6551
sbtaylor965@wilkescc.edu
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Ronald Dollyhite, MA
Dean of Applied Career Technologies (ACT)
Phone: 336-838-6149
radollyhite367@wilkescc.edu
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december 2019

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