Building Construction Technology


The BCT program provides students with basic training in areas concerned with building homes. As trends and consumer tastes change, builders must be prepared.  This course is designed to prepare the student for this ever changing industry.  The training is based upon fundamental construction techniques.

Class hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am – 2:30pm


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Carpenter Helper432Certificate

Campus Locations

McMinnville Campus
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110

Job Duties

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 11,420

Current job openings per year: 1,240


First Trimester: 
BCT0001 Worker Characteristic
BCT1010 Safety
BCT1020 Construction Math and Measurement
BCT1030 Tools and Materials
BCT1040 Career Skills
BCT1050 Plans, Codes and Layout
Second Trimester: 
BCT0002 Worker Characteristic
BCT2010 Framing
BCT2020 Drying In
Third Trimester: 
BCT0003 Worker Characteristic
BCT3010 Interior Systems
BCT3020 Finish Carpentry
BCT3030 Masonry


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