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CCCC looks toward Building Construction Technology program

05.18.2016 • College & Community, College General, Facilities/Buildings

SANFORD - Building Construction Technology (BCT) will be offered at Central Carolina Community College in Fall 2016, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The program will be based on the CCCC Chatham Campus in Pittsboro.

This area of study prepares students for today's growing job market in the construction industry by combining hands-on training with classroom instruction to provide students with a solid foundation in the skills needed for this vibrant sector. The program is an extension of CCCC's Sustainability Technologies Program, which has achieved national recognition for in its commitment to providing the training and tools to equip students to be at the forefront of this industry.

"The success of our existing construction courses and the projected population growth in our area were two key factors in the decision to create an Associate degree in Building Construction Technology," said Andrew McMahan, CCCC Department of Sustainability Chair.

"The construction industry is one of the top job growth sectors in our region," said Jeff Gannon, CCCC Green Building Instructor. "The BCT program prepares students to enter the field by providing hands-on training with the academic knowledge to understand why things are done a certain way."

Building Construction Technology Program highlights include:

The instructors in the BCT program come to the classroom from the field. This approach provides students with access to real world experience and connections to those working in this demanding field.

"We teach students not only how to build, but how to build better," said Gannon. "We teach not only the fundamentals of construction basics such as safe tool use and the assembling of hundreds of parts, but how to assemble those parts in high performance, energy efficient ways."

Students successfully completing the BCT program will be able to:

The curriculum will be offered as a five-semester Associate in Applied Science (AAS), three-semester Diploma, and a BCT Certificate option. Graduates will have the knowledge, hands-on skills, and experience expected of an entry-level candidate in the construction sector and can enter the job market or transfer credits to a four-year institution.

For more information on this program, contact Jeff Gannon at 919-545-8032, or by email at

More information on the Building Construction Technology program can be found at the website:

CCCC looks toward Building Construction Technology program

Jeff Gannon is Central Carolina Community College Green Building Instructor.