Building Science and Construction Technologies
SFCC’s program relies on NCCER curriculum to offer industry-driven, standardized, craft-training programs with credentials you can take anywhere in the country. Through hands-on learning, you’ll cover all aspects of construction, including project management, safety procedures, use of building materials, masonry, framing, weather proofing, and many other topics. In addition, you can learn how to build and maintain sustainable (green) housing, buildings, and communities and become proficient in adobe construction, HVAC and plumbing.
The Building Science and Construction Technologies Program also offers a Green Building Systems Certificate, which provides you with the training needed for entry-level positions in the green building construction industry.
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 80,000 construction job openings.
Construction laborers earn a median salary of $31,944, while carpenters earn a median salary of $36,137 and construction managers earn an average of $67,365. The pace of building and construction activity is expected to increase, continuing to drive the demand for workers at every level in the industry.