Graduates with certificates in building construction will be able to:
- evaluate a building design using building codes and zoning regulations;
- perform basic surveying operations;
- perform tests on materials such as concrete, metals and wood; and
- produce a representative set of working drawings for a small building using computer-aided drafting software.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I||3|
|ARC 221 Architectural CAD Applications Software I||3|
|CIV 171 Surveying I||3||GIS 101|
|MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I||3||MTH 115, MTH 163, MTH 273|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|Technical Elective||3||See Note 1.|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|ARC 122 Architectural Drafting II||3|
|ARC 246 Materials and Methods of Construction||4|
|ARC 258 Building Codes, Contract Documents and Professional Office Practices||3|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3|
|Health/Physical Education Elective||2|
|Total Credits For Program||31|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- The technical elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: AIR, ARC, CAD, ELE, EGR, ETR, IND, MAC, MEC or WEL.
- Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.
For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).