Academics

Building Construction Technology Program

The Building Construction Technology program at Piedmont Technical college offers a comprehensive construction education.

Students learn the entire range of residential and light commercial building techniques through hands-on projects both on campus and outside the college community. You’ll get practical training in estimating building costs, carpentry, cabinet making, residential wiring, blueprint reading, brick masonry, construction, building codes and safety.

The Building Construction curriculum offers instruction in two of the three sectors of the construction industry, so you’ll have a broad, practical knowledge after graduation that can be directly applied as you enter the work force.

Piedmont Technical College’s Building Construction Technology program is designed for those who have little or no practical experience in building construction trades. The program will give you a solid foundation to get started in this rewarding field.

Career Tracks:

  • 89% placement rate for 2009-2011 graduates
  • Average salary for recent graduates: $35,560
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Entry Level Positions:

  • Project Manager
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Possible Self-Employment
  • More...

As a building construction technology student, you’ll receive one-on-one instruction from our experienced faculty, and you’ll develop the discipline, teamwork skills, and sense of pride in your work required to excel as a builder.

We know that it’s critical for students to get hands-on experience applying what they’ve learned in the classroom. PTC’s program teaches students every aspect of the construction business, so hands-on application is stressed as a vital re-enforcement of classroom instruction.

Students participate in various construction projects on campus, and get experience with a full, start-to-finish residential construction project. Each day as a building construction student is different and is based on what the class is studying. From blueprints to estimating building costs to carpentry, you’ll be engaged in all aspects of construction, and you’ll receive hands-on training—from concept to completion—in building a house.

Regional Earnings

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  *Earnings data for our region for from EMSI Analyst. Based on Construction Supervisor earnings.

 

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Employment Information

Graduates of Piedmont Technical College's Building Construction Technology Program are working all over the region and throughout South Carolina. Recent grads have found work with:

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Brandon Andrews, Alumni

Brandon Andrews tried on many hats after graduating from high school. It wasn’t until he enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program at Piedmont Technical College that he found the right fit.

“I got plenty of hands-on experience at Piedmont Tech out on the job site,” Brandon says. “Having to think for myself to come up with solutions meant that when I graduated from PTC, I had all the tools necessary to work for myself or run a company.”

After a successful two years at PTC, Andrews transferred to Clemson University to pursue a Construction Science and Management degree, and graduated in the Summer of 2013. He's already landed a job as a Project Engineer with Moss and Associates Construction.

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Brandon Andrews

Graduation: May 2010

Building Construction Technology

Currently: Project Engineer