Building Construction Technician: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Building Construction Technician: Certificate


Build a better future.

As a building construction technician, you’ll get to put your brain and hands to work.

Program Description


You don’t want to work in an office or wear a tie. You want to be on the move, indoors and out, up high and on the down low. That’s why becoming a Building Construction Technician is a great fit for you.

This hands-on program teaches you the fundamental skills you’ll need to enter the new and renovating construction industry. And, here in the growing Lowcountry, construction jobs are always in demand. The S.C. annual mean wage for construction occupations is $39,820, according to 2017 reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Study will include hands-on operation of hand and power tools, printreading, materials used in residential construction, tool usage and safety instruction, and foundations and framing techniques used in residential construction with emphasis placed on “green” building techniques outlined by LEED principles.

TCL’s 21-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as two semesters, or you can take a course when it fits into your already busy schedule.

It’s time to build a better life.

Accreditation & Accolades


Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Many TCL building instructors are LEED certified. Emphasis is placed on “green” building techniques outlined by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles.

Quick Facts


Quick Fact 1
Understanding green building concepts gives you a leg-up.
Quick Fact 2
Hands-on: learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.
Quick Fact 3
Learn from the best: TCL instructors are LEED certified.

What People Are Saying


“At TCL, our focus green building benefits the students and the entire community.”

Tim Newsome Program Director

FAQs & Additional Information

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Important Additional Admission Requirements

None.

What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 21 credits x $190 per credit = $3,990.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

• Like to work with your hands.
• Have basic math skills.
• Possess good project management.

Other Resources

Program Dean


Kelli Boniecki

Dean for Business & Industrial Technologies/Business & Industrial Technologies

kboniecki@tcl.edu

Instructors


Timothy Newsome

Building Construction Instructor/Industrial Technology

tnewsome@tcl.edu

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