Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook Major: Building Construction Certificate

Building Construction Certificate

G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
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PURPOSE:  This one-year program prepares students for entry-level jobs in building construction.  Jobs include building inspector and cost estimator. This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  A Certificate is a program of study typically less than two years in length with a major in a career-technical area.  Students receiving a Certificate intend to pursue immediate employment.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit 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.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: 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. 

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Semester TakenNotes
SDV 100 - College Success Skills 1 credit
ENG 111 - College Composition I

Prerequisite(s): Qualifying placement score or test waiver.

3 credits
MTH 111 - Basic Technical Mathematics

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: MTE 1-3 Prereq OR Corequisite: MCR 1

3 credits
ARC 121 - Architectural Drafting I (Offered Fall Only)   3 credits
ARC 122 - Architectural Drafting II (Offered Spring Only)

Prerequisite(s): ARC 121 or by permission of the instructor.

3 credits
ARC 221 - Architectural CAD Applications Software I (Offered Spring Only)  3 credits
ARC 246 - Materials and Methods of Construction (Offered Spring Only) 4 credits
ARC 258 - Building Codes, Contract Documents and Professional Office Practices (Offered Fall Only) 3 credits
CIV 171 - Surveying I (Offered Fall Only) Additional Course Option:  GIS 101

Prerequisite(s): Engineering Technical Mathematics or divisional approval.

3 credits
ARC 243 - Environmental Systems (Offered Spring Only) 4 credits

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 30


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

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

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

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