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Building Construction Certificate

Certificate (C)

C Career & technical education programs for job training 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. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3 See Placement Requirements 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 2
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 31    


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. The technical elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: AIR, ARC, DRF, ELE, EGR, IND, MAC, MEC or WEL
  3. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  4. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

Additional Resources

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

Your Right to Know

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia requires colleges to provide information on graduation rates. The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to publish gainful employment consumer information for career/technical programs.

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Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services

Chester: 804-706-5121
Midlothian: 804-594-1480

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