Building Construction Technology

Get on-the-job training in residential and commercial construction in the NDSCS Building Construction Technology program.

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Building Construction Technology
Building Construction Technology

The Building Construction Technology program prepares students with skills to work in many areas of the construction industries. The program is a unique blend of education and hands-on training that will allow graduates to work for builders, general contractors and subcontractors.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Architecture and Construction
  • Green Technology Available


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In the NDSCS Building Construction Technology program, students receive the experience and training to prepare for a career in the construction industry. Students learn leadership and technical skills through hands-on real-world projects and classroom instruction.

Topics covered include concrete, construction equipment, rough carpentry, steel erection, exterior finishes, and interior finishes.  In just two years, students develop all the skills they need to work on a construction site – or advance to supervisory positions within the industry. Build your future with NDSCS!

Tool Lists - Required tool list is available at www.NDSCSBookstore.com under the 'Tools' menu. The tool list is updated each March for the following school year in collaboration with your instructors.

Building Construction Technology Brochure

Building Construction Technology Graduates from 2020-21 Academic Year
Graduates Registered Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
6 $3,787 $5,526 100%

NDSCS Building Construction Technology students and faculty to construct new band shelter for Wahpeton Park District

BCT students
08-29-2022

The Building Construction Technology students and faculty will begin construction this week on a new band shelter for the Wahpeton Park District. First-year students in Bryan Wolfgram’s 8-week course will begin the project by excavating, installing concrete footings, placing the concrete slab and backfilling. In the second phase of the project, students will be constructing a steel stud framed structure with both first- and second-year students in the second 8-weeks of the fall semester by students in both Jeremy Hoesel’s and Wolfgram’s Light Commercial Construction classes.

“Partnering with the Wahpeton Park District is a win-win for both our students who gain value in real life hands-on experience and for the community who benefit from their projects. We hope to continue to partner with the community to educate our students and make improvements within our community,” said Randy Stach, Chair for the Construction & Design Technology department.

Concrete for the footings will be placed on Thursday, September 1, but subject to change depending on weather.