Building Construction Technology

Rock Creek Bldg. 7, Rm. 202 | Dept. Co-Chairs: Kirk Garrison & Shannon Baird | 971-722-7344

A Foundation for Your Future

Meet with a BCT Advisor

The BCT department faculty and staff are available to meet with you to discuss our hands-on, remodeling and construction management programs. While our programs are open, and no appointments are necessary to register, 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 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.

New students may begin classes this Spring term. Contact us and get started on your future.

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.

Degrees & Certificates

male student measuring

In this program you can earn the following:

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

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

Interested in starting classes?

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.

Contact the following faculty for assistance:

Construction Management:
Shannon Baird,, 971-722-7475
Hands-on Building Construction:
Kirk Garrison,, 971-722-7403
Design/Build Remodeling:
Hilary Campbell,, 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 7/202
    Portland, OR 97280
    FAX: 971-722-7050 Attn: Kirk Garrison

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

Course of Study


Employment Prospects

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Did You Know...

“If somebody had said to me when I started at PCC that I would be teaching here,I would have laughed. Now, that I’m here doing it, the whole path makes sense.”

Karl Lange (1999) current BCT Instructor, and Manager of Building Science, Renaissance Homes