Building Construction Technology

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

BCT Info Session in June

Join us for an informal Information Session on July 18 at 6pm at Rock Creek in Building 2, Room 104, to meet faculty and advisors and learn more about all of our programs.

Building Foundations For 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.

Hands-On Residential Construction

The Best Hands-On Training in Oregon also Delivers a Degree

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.

Construction Management

Preparing Project Managers for Portland and Beyond

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.

Design/Build Remodeling

The Only Program of Its Kind in the US

Our Design/Build Remodeling 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 Suzanne Najafdari.

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
Hands-on Building Construction:
Kris Cowan
Design/Build Remodeling:
Hilary Campbell