Building Trades & Construction Design Technology


The mission of the Building Trades & Construction Design Technology Program is to foster an interest in ongoing education, and to help students become knowledgeable, ethical, skilled and professional contributors to the construction industry. 


The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the building construction industry.  This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture and Construction career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Architecture and Construction career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to applying construction techniques; reading plans and specifications; and developing trade skills in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and air conditioning.

Industry Certification:

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Unique Requirements:

The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are:

Mathematics 9.0, Language 9.0, Reading 9.0.

Completion time depends on the progress of the individual. The typical length of this program for the average achieving student is 900 hours

Completion Levels:

  • Building Construction Assistant
  • Carpentry and Masonry Technician
  • Electrical and Plumbing Technician
  • Building Maintenance Technician

Certificate Requirements:

A student must meet ALL the following conditions to earn a Certificate of Program Completion from WTC:

  • Attain a grade of "C" or better (2.0 GPA) for the program
  • Complete the required curriculum
  • Settle all school debt including returning textbooks for high school students
  • Meet Florida Basic Skills requirements for the program.
  • Receive the instructor's recommendation

Course Information


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Contact the College About This Program - 726-2430 Ext. 4301


National Center for Construction Research and Education (NCCER) Levels 1 – 4