Associate in Applied Science

Building Construction Technology

Contact Information 

Randy Stach, department chair
Horton Hall 240

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton

The Building Construction Technology curriculum prepares students with skills to work in many areas of the construction industry. The program educates and trains the future leaders of the construction industry with a unique blend of education and hands-on training. Graduates can work for builders, general contractors and subcontractors in commercial, industrial and residential construction. Students develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to function on the construction site with the potential to advance into supervisory positions within the construction industry.

The program provides students with realistic classroom and laboratory experiences emphasizing rough carpentry, exterior finishes, finish carpentry, interior finishes, concrete construction, steel erection, assembly of pre-engineered metal building systems, equipment operation, construction safety, print reading and project supervision. In addition, students take courses in communications, human relations, technical mathematics, and business use of computers to help provide them with career-advancing skills.

Green and/or sustainable construction is specifically covered in multiple courses with an emphasis on energy efficient buildings and sustainable building materials. 

While students are fully employable upon completion of this program, some may wish to continue their education by returning for an additional year and earn a second major in Construction Management Technology.

NOTE: This program requires either an HP EliteBook or ZBOOK laptop or equivalent. Please refer to the NDSCS website for specifications For further information, contact Randy Stach, department chair, at 701-671-2116.

Admission Requirements*

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Students considered for acceptance must complete all admission requirements. 

Please Note: Students are placed into English, math and reading courses based on ACT, ACCUPLACER or other nationally recognized tests. Please see for the NDSCS Course Placement Policy and testing information. Students may be on an extended plan of study pending their course placement.

*Program Admission Requirements are subject to revision. Please check the department or program website under Program Admission Requirements for current information.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Building Construction Technology.

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