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.

Employment Prospects

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

2-Year: Carpenter

2-Year: Drafters

4-Year: Construction Safety Specialist

4-Year: Cost Estimator

4-Year: Construction Managers

Transfer Opportunities

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

NC A&T University – Geomatics

**Students must contact senior institutions to verify specific transfer requirements.

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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
Tuition* $5,776.00 $20,368.00
Student Activity Fee $175.00 $175.00
Technology Fee $240.00 $240.00
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
Textbooks $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Supplies $200.00 $200.00

*Program credit hours: 76 – $76.00 per credit hour in-state tuition, $268.00 per credit hour out-of-state tuition.

Contact Information

Ed Spitler, Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Engineering, Construction and Computer Technologies
Coordinator, Geomatics Technology
163 Little Hall
910.695.3797
spitlere@sandhills.edu

Matt Sheffield, Professor
Coordinator, Civil Engineering Technology
Coordinator, Environmental Engineering Technology
170 Little Hall
910.246.4940
sheffieldm@sandhills.edu

Lindsay McManamon, Associate Professor
Coordinator, Architectural Technology
Coordinator, Construction Management Technology
Coordinator, Engineering & Construction Technologies Enrollment and Support
167 Little Hall
910.695.3799
mcmanamonl@sandhills.edu

Mike Sassano, Instructor
Coordinator, Building Construction Management
Coordinator, Tutoring
153 Little Hall
910.695.3940
sassanom@sandhills.edu

Ginny Ferguson
Coordinator, Instructional Support
Coordinator, Student Engagement
114 Steed Hall
910.695.3882
fergusonv@sandhills.edu