Building Trades Construction Worker
The Building Trades Construction Worker technical diploma program provides theoretical and hands-on applications in developing skills needed to successfully enter the construction/building trades industry. This program goes through the entire process of building a residential and commercial building. Areas of emphasis include building fundamentals; framing and finish carpentry; print reading; thermography; trade-specific mathematics; estimating; building and site layout; plumbing, HVAC, and electrical applications; masonry; carpentry; tool use; computer literacy; first aid; safety; and green practices in the construction field and communications. Graduates may consider entering a state-approved apprenticeship program coordinated through the Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards or directly enter the construction industry.
- $122.20 per credit (resident)
- $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Apply construction theory to building applications.
- Explore trade opportunities.
- Identify construction materials, applications, and safety procedures.
- Interpret building codes.
- Interpret construction drawings.
- Investigate and apply green construction and energy conservation practices.
- Investigate electrical, plumbing, and HVAC theory and safety.
- Operate construction-related tools.
- Perform construction trades mathematics applications.
- Practice construction safety principles.
- Troubleshoot and maintain small engine operation.
- Use measurement and layout tools.
- Work in a team setting.
- Apprentice Carpenter
- Apprentice Electrician
- Apprentice Plumbing or Mechanical Trades
- Cabinet/Furniture Making
- Careers in Green/Sustainability Industry Including Weatherization
- Construction Estimator
- Residential Home Inspection
- Retail and Wholesale Construction Sales
- Skilled Building Trades Worker
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Meet with Admissions to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (strongly encouraged).
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.
|Placement rates in related field||50% (based on 3 responses)|
|On-time completion rate||56%|
|Median student loan debt||$0|
|Department of Labor National Job Classifications||
47-2061.00 Construction Laborers
47-2041.00 Carpet Installers
47-2081.00 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|475-351||Building Trades Fundamentals||5|
|475-356||Concrete Masonry Applications||2|
|804-360||Occupational Mathematics 1||2|
|461-321||Job Site Small Engine Maintenance and Repair||1|
|475-355||Building Trades Mechanical Systems||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||35|
A checklist and interview are the exit assessment graduation requirements for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
Note: Students will need to provide basic hand tools.