Building Construction Technology
Certificate of Completion
The certificate in Building Construction Technology is a one-year program that prepares students for entry-level positions within the growing construction industry. Affording much hands-on participation, the curriculum includes safety, basic math skills, blueprint reading, usage of hand and power tools, basic surveying, wood building materials, concrete work, masonry skills, painting, and communication skills.
Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Many courses are offered in the evening to accommodate students’ work schedules. Students are required to purchase steel-toed boots, at a cost of approximately $75.00, and a set of hand tools, at a cost of approximately $75.00 by the second week of the first Building Construction Technology program course they enroll in.
All Building Construction Technology students are eligible to join SkillsUSA. Membership provides students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to become proficient in public speaking and parliamentary procedure. SkillsUSA also offers students a chance to demonstrate their occupational skills. Skill competitions are conducted each year in New Mexico for all postsecondary students.