Students become ready to enter the competitive construction job market as assistant superintendents, cost estimators, and construction schedulers and other positions. Students in the Construction degree plan are capable of building structures and managing construction processes. Students in the Woodworking area gain marketable woodworking skills.
Based on their backgrounds, individual students may follow slightly different paths to earn a degree or certificate.
- Students with no prior experience get an extensive hands-on curriculum, gaining knowledge and skills that prepare them for working in the construction industry. Beginning students with no construction experience will rarely be allowed waivers or substitutions for first semester courses.
- Students who have construction experience should contact a Building Construction Technology instructor to discuss possible waivers or substitutions in the sequence of courses. A student may gain college credits if adequate experience, skill, and knowledge is exhibited via a challenge exam.
- Senior citizens may be exempt from tuition.
Students should ordinarily follow the Building Construction Technology recommended and required sequencing of courses. Students and ACC advisors should contact the department with any questions concerning course sequencing scheduling or full classes.
Some of the construction classes are offered at different times in different semesters (for example, during the day in the spring and in the evening in the fall), so if a particular class isn’t offered at a convenient time during the upcoming semester, that may change in the future. Ask an instructor.
New Student Admissions
Who can enroll?
You are eligible for admission if you are:
- A high school graduate or GED recipient
- A non-high school graduate who is at least 18 years old and can demonstrate skill proficiencies that support an ability to benefit from college-level instruction
- A current high school student who has completed the sophomore year or a home-schooled student who has reached 16 and is academically prepared for college-level instruction
Prospective students who do not meet any of the eligibility categories listed here should contact the Admissions and Records Office to discuss criteria for exceptional admissions standards that may apply.
How do I get started?
- The Admissions home page has links to much of the information new students need to know, including how to enroll and register for classes.
- Based on your background – if you are a former ACC student, transfer student, international, Early College start (in high school), a senior citizen or other type – there may be some difference in the process of becoming an ACC student.
- The Academic Calendar includes registration dates and starting and ending dates of classes.
- Tuition and Fees Information and Financial Aid areas explain the tuition and fee amounts and options for financial and tuition payments.
- Scholarships are available. Some are available for all students, others are program specific or student group specific (e.g. military or children of military). For details on Building Construction Technology scholarships, visit the BCT Scholarships page.
I still have questions
Questions about ACC beyond Building Construction Technology
Student Academic and Career Planning Support – ACC offers the advantage of a wide range of support services. State-of-the-art learning labs and hands-on academic help make college more manageable. Additional services are available for military veterans, foster care alum, students on track to transfer to a four-year university, and many others.
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