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Building Construction Technology

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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.

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Brandon Andrews

Brandon Andrews

Building Construction Technology Major
Graduation Date: May 2010

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.

Career Information

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...

Program Information

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.

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