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Building & Construction Trades

The building industry faces a shortage of 65,000 to 80,000 skilled craft workers each year. This shortage is expected to continue into the next decade due to job growth projections, declining workforce numbers, and lack of training opportunities.

To address these needs, the Building Construction Trades program offers a diploma in Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Mechanics, and seven certificates: HVAC Installer Certificate, HVAC Service Technician Certificate, HVAC Systems Design Certificate, Residential/Commercial Carpentry, Residential/Commercial Plumbing, Residential/Commercial Wiring, and Building Construction Management Certificate.

Students must complete one of the above mentioned certificates before enrolling in the Building Construction Management Certificate program.

Program Options

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Air/Cond Refrig

Air Conditioning/Refrigeration

Complete ECO-101
Complete ENG-155 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete HSS-205
Complete MAT-155 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete PSY-105
Complete ACR-108 (Minimum grade C)
Complete ACR-110 (Minimum grade C)
Complete ACR-120 (Minimum grade C)
Complete ACR-150 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-210 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-105 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-243 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-112 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-139 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-140 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-105 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EEM-141 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete COL-101
COMPLETE 12 CREDIT HOURS FROM THIS GROUP (Minimum Grade C) ACR-220 BCT-106 BCT-108 BCT-150 BCT-151 BCT-157 BCT-206 BCT-221 BCT-230 EGR-110;

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs.

Required Tools

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Air Conditioning Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Building Construction Trades

Building Construction Trades

Complete ECO-101
Complete ENG-155 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete HSS-205
Complete MAT-155 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete PSY-105
COMPLETE 28 CREDIT HOURS FROM THIS GROUP (Minimum Grade C) BCT-102 BCT-104 BCT-131 BCT-142 BCT-151 BCT-221 EEM-105 EGR-110 BUS-101 BCT-223 BCT-230 BCT-231 CPT-170 BCT-109 MGT-120;
COMPLETE 12 CREDITS FROM THIS GROUP (Minimum Grade C) ACR-102 ACR-150 ACR-224 ACR-108 ACR-110 ACR-120 ACR-210 AET-103 BCT-105 BCT-106 BCT-108 BCT-109 BCT-112 BCT-139 BCT-140 BCT-141 BCT-150 BCT-154 BCT-157 BCT-206 EEM-141 EEM-165;
Complete COL-101
TAKE 12 CREDITS FROM THIS GROUP ACR-102 ACR-108 ACR-110 AET-103 BCT-106 BCT-108 BCT-112 BCT-131 BCT-150 BCT-154 BCT-157 BCT-206 BCT-230;

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Building Construction Trades.

Required Tools

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Useful Links

Program Standards for Building Construction Trades related programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Building Construction Management

Complete BCT-102 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-104 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-131 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-142 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-151 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-221 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-230 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-231 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-243 (Minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-105 (Minimum grade C)
Complete EGR-110 (Minimum grade C)

Students must complete one of the certificates below before entering the Building Construction Management Certificate:

  • HVAC Installer Certificate
  • HVAC Service Technician Certificate
  • HVAC Systems Design Certificate
  • Residential/Commercial Carpentry
  • Residential/Commercial Plumbing
  • Residential/Commercial Wiring
  • Building Construction Management Certificate

The Building Construction Management Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in residential building construction. This program is based on standards set forth by the Home Builders Institute.

Required Tools

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Useful Links

Program Standards for Building Construction Trades related programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

DAS (Diploma) Air Conditioning/Refrig Tech

The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanics Diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs installing, maintaining, and repairing high-tech HVAC systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Complete ECO-101 or PSY-105
Complete ENG-155
Complete MAT-155
Complete ACR-108 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete ACR-110 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete ACR-120 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete ACR-210 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete BCT-105 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete BCT-221 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete EEM-105 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete COL-101
Complete ACR-150 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-220 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-221 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete EGR-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-112 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs.

 

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Air Conditioning Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

HVAC Installer

The HVAC Installer Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs installing HVAC systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Complete ACR-150 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-105 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-112 (Minimum grade C)
Complete BCT-221 (Minimum grade C)
Complete EEM-105 (Minimum grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs.

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Air Conditioning Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

HVAC Service Technician

The HVAC Service Technician Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs troubleshooting and repairing HVAC systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Complete ACR-108 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-120 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-210 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs.

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Air Conditioning Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

HVAC Systems Design

The HVAC Systems Design Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for jobs designing HVAC systems for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

There are no special admission requirements for programs Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs.

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Air Conditioning Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics Technology Related Programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Masonry Certificate

The Masonry certificate prepares students for hands-on masonry work. Students gain necessary skills and knowledge in tool safety, blue print reading and specification, site layout and foundation principles, masonry tools and equipment, and the handling of mortar, bricks and blocks.

 Students must complete one of the certificates below before entering the Building Construction Management Certificate:

  • HVAC Installer Certificate
  • HVAC Service Technician Certificate
  • HVAC Systems Design Certificate
  • Residential/Commercial Carpentry
  • Residential/Commercial Plumbing
  • Residential/Commercial Wiring
  • Building Construction Management Certificate

Students enrolled in any of these programs are responsible for supplying their own hand tools. York Technical College has established a partnership with many tool suppliers to allow students to purchase their tools at an educational discount. Contact the Building Construction Trades Office for more information.

Required Tools

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Air Conditioning Tool List
Carpentry Tool List
Plumbing Tool List
Wiring Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Building Construction Trades related programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Residential/Commercial Carpentry

The Residential/Commercial Carpentry Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in residential and commercial building construction. This program is based on standards set forth by the Home Builders Institute.

Complete AET-103 or BCT-221 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-105 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-106 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-108 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-102 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-112 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-206 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Residential/Commercial Carpentry. 

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Carpentry Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Carpentry Related Programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Residential/Commercial Plumbing

The Residential/Commercial Plumbing Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing in residential and commercial buildings.

Complete BCT-105 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-112 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-150 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-154 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-151 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-157 (Minimum Grade C)

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Residential/Commercial Plumbing.

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Plumbing Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Plumbing Related Programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

Residential/Commercial Wiring

The Residential/Commercial Wiring Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in maintenance and repair of wiring within residential and commercial buildings.

Complete BCT-105 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete BCT-112 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete BCT-139 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete BCT-140 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete EEM-105 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete EEM-141 (Minimum grade of "C").

There are no special admission requirements for programs in Residential/Commercial Wiring.

All students are required to have his/her own tools. Students are responsible for keeping up with his/her own tools while using them on campus. York Technical College is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen tools belonging to any student.

Wiring Tool List

Useful Links

Program Standards for Wiring Related Programs (PDF)
Department Page
Gainful Employment Data

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