Building Construction Technology
The Building Construction Technology program is a course of study that prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential and commercial building construction and remodeling.
Coursework includes instruction in construction materials and methods, site preparation and layout, construction documentation and print reading, project scheduling and estimating, surveying fundamentals, construction engineering fundamentals, framing, sustainability, and communication skills.
Construction Management Technology graduates should qualify for entry-level positions with both public and private construction, architectural and engineering agencies.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the annual median pay (2020) for the following 2-year and 4-year engineering technologies related occupations between about $49,000 to $97,000.
2-Year: Construction and Building Inspector
4-Year: Construction Safety Specialist
Our Engineering and Construction Technologies graduates have several transfer opportunities available. Graduates may pursue 4-year degrees in Architectural Technology & Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Geomatics (Surveying) and Sustainable Building Systems. These 4-year degree opportunities are available through the following North Carolina universities.**
Appalachian State University – Architectural Technology & Design
Appalachian State University – Construction Management
Appalachian State University – Sustainable Building Systems
East Carolina University – Construction Management
East Carolina University – Design: Architectural Technology Concentration
UNC Charlotte – Civil Engineering Technology
UNC Charlotte – Construction Management
**Students must contact senior institutions to verify specific transfer requirements.
See Our Facilities
Most Engineering classes are held in Little Hall. Click on this building on our Virtual Tour and see the Wellard Technology Center, Byerly Auditorium, our Drafting Lab, the Engineering Lab, and the building exterior.
Estimated Program Expenses
|ITEM||IN-STATE COST||OUT-OF-STATE COST|
|Student Activity Fee||$175.00||$175.00|
|General Education Course fees||$0-100.00||$0-100.00|
|Additional Program fees||$0-300.00||$0-300.00|
|Program Travel fees||$0-1,000.00||$0-1,000.00|
*Program credit hours: 76 – $76.00 per credit hour in-state tuition, $268.00 per credit hour out-of-state tuition.
Ed Spitler, Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Engineering, Construction and Computer Technologies
Coordinator, Geomatics Technology
163 Little Hall
Matt Sheffield, Professor
Coordinator, Civil Engineering Technology
Coordinator, Environmental Engineering Technology
170 Little Hall
Lindsay McManamon, Associate Professor
Coordinator, Architectural Technology
Coordinator, Construction Management Technology
Coordinator, Engineering & Construction Technologies Enrollment and Support
167 Little Hall
Mike Sassano, Instructor
Coordinator, Building Construction Management
153 Little Hall
Coordinator, Instructional Support
Coordinator, Student Engagement
114 Steed Hall