2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 24, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Building Construction Certificate

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PURPOSE:  Graduates with certificates in building construction will be able to: (1) evaluate a building design using building codes and zoning regulations; (2) perform basic surveying operations; (3) perform tests on materials such as concrete, metals and wood; and (4) produce a representative set of working drawings for a small building using computer-aided drafting software.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Perform tests on soil, concrete, and steel construction materials.
  2. Evaluate a building for code compliance.
  3. Use surveying equipment, following procedures and applying computations to ensure accurate measurements. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers remedial courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 30


1Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

2Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

3Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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