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 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.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
Perform tests on soil, concrete, and steel construction materials.
Evaluate a building for code compliance.
Use surveying equipment, following procedures and applying computations to ensure accurate measurements.