Building Construction Technology

These curriculums are designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions.

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations.

Graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform residential construction skills based on recognized building codes (both local and state residential building codes).
  • Perform and demonstrate skills in calculating, planning, and constructing/framing residential rafters, roof trusses, doors, and windows.
  • Identify safe construction practices.

Contact Information

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Shane Allen, AAS
Lead Instructor of Building Construction Technologies
Phone: 336-838-6409


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Technical Standards

The Building Construction Technology program technical standards have been developed to inform students of the nonacademic essential functions of the program and profession. Examples are not all inclusive.

Standard Essential Function Examples
Oral / Written
  • Skills sufficient to communicate information and ideas so others will understand
  • Communicate with coworkers and customers
Mobility / Motor Skills
  • Motor skills sufficient to move the hands and use hands to grasp or manipulate objects
  • Mobility sufficient to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body
  • Ability to work in varied spaces
  • Use hand tools and power tools
  • Physical activities may include:
    • Stooping
    • Crawling
    • Reaching
    • Squatting
    • Lifting
    • Bending
    • Balancing
    • Climbing
  • Work spaces may include extreme heights, crawlspaces, or confined spaces
Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Ability to participate in an activity for long periods of time
  • Ability sufficient to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
  • Participate in project-related activity for up to six continuous hours
  • Lift and move building materials

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Smell
  • Visual skills sufficient to see details at close range
  • Ability to distinguish colors, shades, and textures of various materials
  • Visual skills to inspect or assess for safety
  • Listening skills sufficient to communicate with others
  • View blueprints, sketches, schematic drawings
  • Read a tape measure
  • Inspect an area or piece of equipment for potential failures or safety issues
  • Hear others inside of an industrial shop or in the field by voice, loud speaker, phone, and/or two-way radio
Environmental / Occupational Exposure
  • Possible exposure to extreme noise levels
  • Possible exposure to extreme weather
  • Possible exposure to dust, chemicals, and fumes
  • Work outdoors
  • Work with construction materials and tools
Field or Industry Professional Standards
  • Safely operate tools and equipment
  • Wear safety equipment

Disability Services Statement

Wilkes Community College is an ADA compliant institution. WCC does not discriminate based on a disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services, and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet eligibility requirements. WCC will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services, and/or activities. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of a program’s essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose this to Disability Services as soon as possible.

Associate to Bachelor Agreements

An Associate to Bachelor agreement is an opportunity for students to complete their Associate's degree at Wilkes Community College and then transfer into a specified program at a partnering four-year institution for their Bachelor's degree. Wilkes Community College has the following Associate to Bachelor agreements for our Building Construction Technology graduates: