Building Science and Construction Technologies 
School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability

NCCER Certified Instructor

Carpentry and Workplace Safety Instruction

Hands on Learning

Prepare Yourself to Enter the Construction Industry

Earn Top Wages Right Out of School
Through Our NCCER Credentialed Degree and Certificate Programs.

Enroll now for Fall!

Apply and Register | Talk to an Enrollment Specialist at 505-428-1270

Nationwide, the need for carpenters, masons, craft laborers, and other construction workers is rapidly growing. According to the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), in New Mexico alone there are more than 65,000 construction job openings. Prepare yourself for these good-paying, high demand jobs with SFCC’s industry-credentialed building science and construction programs. These programs adhere to NCCER and Associate General Contractors of American (AGC) national training guidelines, and are designed to provide the skills and education needed to begin working in the construction field. Currently there are only a limited number of select vocational high-schools, and colleges across the country offering NCCER credentialing programs

“Incorporating NCCER credentialing into our building
science and construction programs adds significant
benefits to both students and employers alike”

— Camilla Bustamante, Dean, School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability

About the Program

The Building Science and Construction Technologies program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to begin a career in the building construction industry. The program utilizes the most recent curriculum developed by NCCER to offer industry-driven, standardized craft-training programs with portable credentials. The hands-on learning encompasses all aspects of construction including project management, proper use of hand and power tools, safety procedures, math skills, sustainable (green) building, blueprint reading, use of building materials, foundations, footings and slabs, masonry, framing, weather proofing, and much more. Students will learn how to build and maintain sustainable housing, buildings, and communities. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will earn NCCER credentialing.

NCCER is a not-for-profit foundation that was developed by more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry.

SFCC also provides outstanding instruction in a variety of other concentrations within the construction industry including adobe construction, green building, HVAC, and plumbing.

Fall 2019 Building Science and Construction Course Offerings

Course ID Credits Title Times Days
Bldg 111 3 Construction Industry Workplace Health and Safety 1:00-2:45  M  W  F (8 wks)
Bldg 112 4 Building Systems 9:30-11:45 M  W
Bldg 114 3 Construction Methods and Materials I 9:00- 12:00 F
Bldg 116 4 Applied Construction I 8:00- 11:30 T  R
Bldg 125 6 Concrete Finishing I 1:00- 4:00 T  R

By the end of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Provide leadership in creating and maintaining a safe working environment
  • Identify and explain building methods, materials and systems, including “green building” and sustainability strategies
  • Interpret and analyze construction documents related to residential and commercial construction
  • Apply practical skills and knowledge while working on residential and commercial construction projects
  • Identify the building codes related to the various aspects of the building industry
  • Investigate and resolve problems in construction planning, scheduling and management among all trades and professions in the industry

For more information, please contact the School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies, 505-428-1388, info@sfcc.edu.


Career Opportunities

Craft Laborer

Skills

  • Creating and maintaining a safe working environment
  • Knowledge of building methods, materials and systems, including “green building” and sustainability strategies
  • Interpretation and analysis of construction documents
  • Practical skills and knowledge
  • Problem solving