Building Construction Technology

Tools to build a career from the ground up, and the management skills to succeed

Construction skills are universal. They can lead to a job just about anywhere in the world. ACC offers expert education fortified with lots of hands-on instruction in areas such as concrete, woodworking, and carpentry. Students also receive training in mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems. Advanced students build useful skills in blueprint reading, cost estimating, and construction scheduling, while developing valuable project management expertise. Our instructors are accomplished construction professionals and bring their collective experience to the classroom. They take the time to make sure each student learns to be a skilled, safe, and productive worker.

What skills can I gain?

Students develop expertise in areas including frame and trim carpentry, cabinetry and millwork, project scheduling, blueprint reading, project management and cost estimation. Classes are kept intentionally small to ensure personalized attention and reinforcement of proper technique.

Construction Management - Graduates of this program will have the necessary expertise to build structures and manage construction jobs. Students with no prior experience will receive broad, hands-on training to prepare for a career in the construction industry. Those with a construction background are eligible for course waivers or substitutions. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Management creates a solid educational foundation through courses in general academics such as mathematics, oral and written communication, and humanities. Students in the Construction Management Certificate program focus on construction industry studies and are able to more quickly enter the workforce.

Carpentry Specialization Certificate - Framing is the primary focus of this certificate program. Students learn wood framing techniques from the ground up, including floor, wall, and roof framing. Blueprint reading, interior and exterior finishing, and construction safety are also covered. A Cooperative Intern class provides training on a real jobsite allowing the student to put classroom skills to work.

Woodworking Certificate - Students in this certificate program progress through a sequence of courses. Each course is designed to develop expertise in building cabinets and furniture with emphasis on precision joinery. The program covers blueprint reading, shop tool use and tool safety. At the conclusion of each course the student will have a completed project to take home.

How long will it take to get a degree or certificate?

Most students require two years of full time study to complete an associate degree. The certificate programs can be completed in one year or less.

Where can I work with this education?

Training from one of ACC's Building and Construction Technology programs provides preparation for jobs as assistant superintendant, cost estimator, construction scheduler, cabinet or furniture builder, and framing subcontractor, among others.

How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?

Visit ACC's future student's page for admissions information. The financial aid page has links for eligibility and applications.