Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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Registration Now Open for Fall Term

Registration is now open for all of our fall term classes in the Building Construction Technology Department. Fall term classes begin Monday September 26th. All students who register for classes must make arrangements to pay for classes prior to September 12th or they will be deleted from registration for non-payment.

If you have questions on how to register for one of our BCT programs, please send an email to our program advisor Annette Murphy at amurphy@pcc.edu, or contact one of the faculty members at the bottom of the page for specific program information.

Please note that if for some reason you encounter a problem registering for a BCT course, contact the instructor by email, and be sure to show up the first day of class. All students must attend the first day of class or make confirmed arrangements with the instructor or they will be dropped from the class. Welcome to BCT, and we look forward to seeing you in September!

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 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 Annette Murphy. Email Annette at amurphy@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
Hands-on Building Construction:
Kirk Garrison
Design/Build Remodeling:
Hilary Campbell

What's Next?

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  1. Apply for admission to PCC and complete the steps for new students.
  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.