Building Construction Technology

Rock Creek Bldg. 2, Rm. 210 | Dept. Co-Chairs: Kirk Garrison & Shannon Baird | 971-722-7344

A Foundation for Your Future

You Can Get Started in BCT Winter or Spring Term

New students can join our construction management, hands-on, and design build remodeling programs at the beginning of Winter and Spring terms. Our classes and programs are flexible, so if you missed Fall term enrollment, don't worry. Contact Shannon Baird in the Building Construction Technology program and get started in the classes and degree that interest you. Send an email to shannon.baird@pcc.edu, or to one of the other instructors listed below. We are all about your future, in the construction industry.

For more than thirty years, our building construction program has been training men and women to enter the construction industry as skilled professionals who enter a specialized industry.

Building Construction Technology (BCT) is the only program of its kind in the Portland area offered by an accredited institution with degree options in three areas of study; hands-on construction skills, construction management, and design/build remodeling. Our Associates Degree in Building Construction Technology combines real hands-on training with excellent classroom instruction in the latest materials and methods, sustainable building practices, and fundamentals like construction mathematics and print reading skills. Our Construction Management degree prepares students for roles in management functions such as project management, estimating, and scheduling. Graduates move on to work for larger General Contractors, or apply their skills toward their own businesses. All of our CM classes are offered in the evening. Our Design/Build degree prepares students interested in designing, managing and constructing kitchen and bathroom renovations. Our program has strong affiliations with local contractors and national associations including the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Many of our graduates operate their own construction, remodeling and general contracting companies while others work for successful construction companies.

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Degrees & Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
    • Building Construction Technology (BCT)
    • BCT: Construction Management Option
    • BCT: Design/Build Remodeling Option
  • Less than One-Year Certificate
    • Building Construction Technology (BCT)

See the Catalog for information regarding program requirements and courses by term.

Meet with a BCT Advisor

Our programs are open and no appointments are necessary to register, but we encourage incoming students to speak with an advisor about your intended course of study. On campus appointments are available with our Learning Skills Specialist Melanie Montoya. Email Melanie at melanie.montoya@pcc.edu.

Contact a faculty member

On campus appointments are available with our full-time faculty and program directors. Please contact the instructor listed below via email to set up an appointment, or to receive more information about our programs. Potential students should contact a faculty member via email to discuss their interest in a program. Remember to plan ahead and check upcoming registration dates and deadlines and set up a payment plan. Faculty members advising for each degree are listed below and are ready to answer your questions about our programs:

Construction Management:
Shannon Baird, shannon.baird@pcc.edu, 971-722-7475
Hands-on Building Construction:
Kirk Garrison, kgarriso@pcc.edu, 971-722-7403
Design/Build Remodeling:
Hilary Campbell, hilary.campbell1@pcc.edu, 971-722-7631

What's Next?

  1. Apply for admission to PCC. (The new student checklist is a helpful guide.)
  2. If you have credits from another college that you would like evaluated for transfer, mail or FAX a copy of your transcripts with a cover letter explaining what BCT courses you want to substitute/transfer. (Include your email and/or daytime phone number.)

    Building Construction Technology
    Science and Technology Division
    Attn: Kirk Garrison
    Rock Creek Campus 2/210
    Portland, OR 97280
    FAX: 971-722-7771 Attn: Kirk Garrison

    We will contact you concerning what courses we can use and what is still needed.


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Did You Know...

"I would not be where I am today without the help I've received from the BCT program and its instructors. I was given the tools and the opportunity to strengthen my skills, my abilities, and most of all my self confidence."

Nathan Davidson, Project Manager, R&H Construction, 2014

Nathan joined the Construction Management program after years of experience in the world of hands-on construction. Nate was able to leverage his prior knowledge with the tools he learned at PCC to move into a management position. He now manages multi-million dollar construction projects, while completing his degree one course at a time.