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Learn the skills that can put you on a path toward a meaningful, creative career, or a lucrative side business. 

In this certificate program, you will learn about building codes, worksite safety, blueprint reading, and how to layout, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures using hand and power tools.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Applied Technology Division
Dean: 520.206.7134
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7137
Program Advisor: 520.206.7018
Information Sessions

Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades Workers  $47,107
Carpenters $31,181

Academic Options

Continue your studies by taking classes in the Building and Construction associate's degree program.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

 Course # Course Title Credits
BCT 101 
  or BCT 102
Principles of Construction
  Building Materials
BCT 105*        Professionalism in Service, Construction Math, Basic Rigging 3
BCT 107* Basic Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Blueprint Reading 3
BCT 120 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3
BCT 123 Concrete/Masonry 3
BCT 145 Carpentry I 4
BCT 146 Woodworking I 3
BCT 147 Woodworking II 3
Subtotal 25

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
GTM 105** Applied Technical Mathematics 3
GTW 101
 or WRT 101
 or WRT 154
Writing for Trades and Technical Occupations
  English Composition 1 [SUN# ENG1101]
  Career Communication
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 8
Total 33

* BCT 100, 112 and 115 substitutes for BCT 105.  BCT 111, 113 and 114 substitutes for BCT 107.

** GTM 105 or a MAT course 100-level or higher

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTCPT/CPT1
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