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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-Construction Management Technology

The Construction Management Technology program provides students hands-on and technical skills for entry-level positions in the construction industry.

Complete ECO-101
Complete ENG-155 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete HSS-205
Complete MAT-155 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete PSY-201
Complete BCT-102 or MSY-112 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-111 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-230 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-231 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-244 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EGR-110 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete COL-101
Complete BCT-105 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-106 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-139 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-140 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-151 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-157 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-159 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-221 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-243 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-105 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-141 (Minimum Grade of 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

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

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Air/Cond Refrig

The Associate in Applied Science in General Technology - Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, allows a student to select additional coursework to gain skills beyond the Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanics diploma to become multi-skilled in a second technical specialty that is based on local employment needs. The Associate in Applied Science in General Technology/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration is designed to prepare students in installing, maintaining, and repairing HVAC systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The secondary technical specialty is a minimum of 12 semester hour credits from an approved degree/diploma, or a technical education certificate program that is currently offered at the College, or mix of credits awarded for coursework from any program, military training, experiential learning, and/or testing.

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-111 (Minimum Grade of 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

AAS Degree-Gen Tech-Building Construction Trades

The Associate in Applied Science in General Technology - Building Construction Trades, allows a student to select additional coursework to gain skills to become multi-skilled in a second technical specialty that is based on local employment needs. This program is designed to prepare students in the skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring and construction management. The secondary technical specialty is a minimum of 12 semester hour credits from an approved degree/diploma, or a technical education certificate program that is currently offered at the College, or mix of credits awarded for coursework from any program, military training, experiential learning, and/or testing.

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

DAS (Diploma) Air Conditioning/Refrig Tech

The Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanics Diploma prepares graduates for jobs installing, maintaining, and repairing HVAC systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Today's air conditioning systems are highly complex, highly efficient, and must be sized properly. This diploma includes Residential/Commercial Wiring Certificate, the Residential/Commercial Plumbing Certificate and the Residential/Commercial Carpentry Certificate. Students who wish to continue their education in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration beyond this diploma may also pursue an Associate of Science Degree in General Technology with a major in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (AAS.GT.GTACR).

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 BCT-111 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-243 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EGR-110 (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

HVAC Installer

The HVAC Installer Certificate is designed to prepare graduates for jobs installing HVAC systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Installers work on setting the units and installing ductwork. They also braze copper lines and perform some basic electrical connections. Due to a growing shortage of skilled-trades people and a growing number of position openings, this program has very high job placement for graduates seeking employment. This certificate may be completed in one semester.

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

HVAC Service Technician

The HVAC Service Technician Certificate is designed to prepare students who have completed the HVAC Installer Certificate to solve air conditioning, heating and refrigeration problems on the job. As systems become more complex, service technicians must have the training to solve complex problems on the spot. Due to a growing shortage of skilled-trades people and a growing number of position openings, this program has very high job placement for graduates seeking employment. This certificate may be completed in one semester.

Complete ACR-108 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-110 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-120 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete ACR-210 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-105 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete EEM-105 (Minimum Grade of 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

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.

Complete BCT-105 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-111 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-142 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-244 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete MSY-112 (Minimum Grade of 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

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

Residential/Commercial Carpentry

The Residential/Commercial Carpentry Certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in residential and commercial building construction. Skills include framing houses, installing siding, repairing and remodeling homes. This certificate teaches the fundamentals of construction from foundation to roof. Due to a growing shortage of skilled-trades people and a growing number of position openings, this program has very high job placement for graduates seeking employment. This certificate program may be completed in one semester and is based on standards set by the Home Builders Institute.

Complete BCT-105 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-106 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-102 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-111 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-221 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-244 (Minimum Grade of 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

Residential/Commercial Plumbing

The Residential/Commercial Plumbing Certificate is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing in residential and commercial buildings. This certificate covers the principles of plumbing from basic pipe connections to installing major appliances. Due to a growing shortage of skilled-trades people and a growing number of position openings, this program has very high job placement for graduates seeking employment. This certificate program may be completed in one semester.

Complete BCT-105 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-111 (Minimum Grade of C)
Complete BCT-151 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-157 (Minimum Grade C)
Complete BCT-159 (Minimum Grade of 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

Residential/Commercial Wiring

The Residential/Commercial Wiring Certificate is designed to prepare graduates to install and repair electrical systems in residential and commercial buildings. This program teaches basic wiring of low voltage circuits and advances to solving complex wiring problems. Graduates are trained to become skilled workers who install new systems and remodel existing homes. Due to a growing shortage of skilled-trades people and a growing number of position openings, this program has very high job placement for graduates seeking employment. This certificate program may be completed in one semester.

Complete BCT-105 (Minimum grade of "C").
Complete BCT-111 (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 BCT-221 (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

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