Austin Community College - Start Here. Get There.Welcome to ACC's Building Construction Technology
Austin Community College
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4390
512.223.4ACC (4222)
Building Construction Technology

All students must take online safety module training

All students must complete the online safety module training before they will be allowed to use any tools. Details

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Changes to Degree and Certificate requirements in 2015

Due to new legislation, all degrees and certificates must be completed in no more than 60 hours. To comply with this, BCT has adjusted the requirements for the Construction Management AAS Degree, the Construction Manager Certificate and the Carpentry Specialilzation Certificate. Details

Building Construction Technology program overview

See an overview presentation of the Building Construction Technology department and information about some of the trade and professional jobs and their wage ranges (click or press a key to advance the slides).

The Building Construction Technology program provides learning opportunities for students in the following areas:

  1. Hands-on instruction in concrete, masonry, woodworking, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical fields.
  2. Practical skills including blueprint reading, cost estimating, and construction scheduling.
  3. Applied skills including managing projects:  time, material, and processes.
    Each class consists of math, interpreting symbols, measuring, construction language, and solving problems common in construction processes.
  4. Soft skills learned in CNBT 2342 Construction Management I, CNBT 2344 Construction Management II and CNBT 2346 Construction Management  III will prepare managers to coordinate their efforts with others for consistency and continuity. Students learn to avoid and resolve conflicts common in a construction project.

Several of the hands-on lab classes build on each other. Although not required to be taken in any particular order, a student can learn how to

  1. frame a small instructional model house (floor plan - PDF) in the CRPT 1415 Conventional Wall Systems class
  2. add the roof, windows and doors and a variety of exterior finishes in the CRPT 1441 Conventional Exterior Finish Systems class
  3. install the electrical wiring, plumbing and HVAC in the CNBT 1402 Mechanical Plumbing and Electrical class. (This class gives potential assistant superintendents hands-on experience and an understanding of those trades. Students need additional training beyond what is offered in Building Construction Technology to be licensed in these trades)
  4. finish the interior by adding sheet rock, taping, floating and texturing it, then installing flooring in the CRPT 1445 Conventional Interior Finish Systems class
  5. build and install cabinets in the WDWK 2451 Cabinet Making II class.
  6. learn how to manage a construction project through Construction Management I, II and III (CNBT 2342 CNBT 2344 CNBT 2346)

Periodically these instructional models are sold at an online auction. For details, contact instructor Brad Boelter at (512) 223-6141,

Class Locations

Building Construction Technology  is located in Building C of the Riverside campus and Building 5000 of the Round Rock campus. 

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