Building Construction Technology


The mission of the Building Construction Tech­nology is to provide theory and hands-on train­ing that will qualify students for employment or advancement in building construction. Students erect framework including subflooring, sheathing, partitions, floor joists, studding and rafters. The curriculum also includes building preparation for trimming, installing molding, wood paneling, window sash, door frames, doors and hardware, as well as building stairs and laying floors.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,230.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,501.24

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Carpenter Helper 432Certificate
Plumber Helper432Certificate
Electrician Helper 432Certificate
General Construction2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105

Job Duties

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 24,230

Current job openings per year: 2,970

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