Building Construction Certificate
C Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees
Graduates with certificates in building construction will be able to: (1) evaluate a building design using building codes and zoning regulations; (2) perform basic surveying operations; (3) perform tests on materials such as concrete, metals and wood; and (4) produce a representative set of working drawings for a small building using computer-aided drafting software.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Placement tests in English and mathematics. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers remedial courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
|Required Courses||CR.||Pre-requisite Courses||Approved Course Substitutions|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3||See Placement Test Scores|
|MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I||3||MTH 115, MTH 163, MTH 273|
|ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I Offered Fall Only||3|
|ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II Offered Spring Only||3||ARC 121|
|ARC 221 Architectural CAD Applications Software I Offered Fall Only||3|
|ARC 246 Materials and Methods of Construction Offered Fall Only||4|
|ARC 258 Building Codes, Contract Documents Offered Fall Only||3|
|CIV 171 Surveying I Offered Fall Only||3||GIS 101|
|Health/Physical Education Elective||2|
|Technical Elective||3||See Note 3|
|Total Minimum Credits to Complete||31|
- Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
- The technical elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: AIR, ARC, DRF, ELE, EGR, IND, MAC, MEC or WEL
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
- Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
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