Building Construction Technology


The Building Construction Technology Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the electrical, plumbing, roofing, construction and/or remodeling fields.

Skills taught in the course include safety, general building concepts, masonry, framing, roofing, plumbing, wiring techniques and installation, National Electric Codes, bludeprint reading, and finishing. The student will receive theory and skill practice in the classroom and lab; as well as, be required to building sites to complete the hands-on skill portion of his/her training.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,560.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,002.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Carpenter Helper432Certificate
Plumber Helper1728Certificate
Electrician Helper2160Certificate
General Construction2160Diploma

Campus Locations

ThreeStar Extension Campus
901 Old Roane Street
Harriman, TN 37748
Lenoir City Instructional Service Center
1485 Old Hwy 95
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Job Duties

Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris, and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 24,230

Current job openings per year: 2,970


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Construction Math & Measure
Tools & Materials
Career Skills
Plans Codes & Layout
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Drying In
Interior Systems
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Finish Carpentry
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Project Management I
Plumbing Safety & Tools
Pressure Systems
Drain, Waste, & Vent
Fifth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Project Management II
Electrical Safety & Tools
Electrical Rough In
Electrical Finish


NCCER Certification-Core Curriculum
NCCER Certification-Carpentry Level 1
NCCER Certification-Carpentry Level 2
NCCER Certification-Carpentry Level 3
NCCER Certification-Carpentry Level 4
NCCER Certification-Concrete Finishing Level 1
NCCER Certification-Electrical Level 1
NCCER Certification-Electrical Level 2
NCCER Certification-Electrical Level 3
NCCER Certification-Electrical Level 4
NCCER Certification-Drywall Level 1
NCCER Certification-Drywall Level 2
NCCER Certification-Masonry Level 1
NCCER Certification-Insulation Level 1
NCCER Certification-Plumbing Level 1
NCCER Certification-Plumbing Level 2
NCCER Certification-Plumbing Level 3
Snap-on Meter Certification
Starrett Measurement Level 1 Certification
OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30

Books and Supplies Lists


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