Building Trades and Construction Design Technology, Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 120900 - Catalog 2019/2020

Frank Snyder, Director, 386-506-4171,

Bridgette Cherry, Administrative Specialist, 386-506-4165,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes


The Building Trades and Construction Design Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the construction industry. The program embraces diversity and uses innovative teaching and learning practices to engage students and the community in preparing the workforce of the future.


The purpose of this program is to provide the student with basic construction skills including but not limited to applying construction techniques, reading blueprints and specifications and developing trade skills in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and air conditioning. The student will have the opportunity to earn industry credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

The program is 2 semesters and 900 clock hours. Program completers are prepared for entry-level employment in a variety of construction related fields.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the construction industry and related occupations including but not limited to OSHA safety practices, selection and use of basic hand and power tools, and understanding of construction related documents.

  2. Apply rough and finish carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning skills.

  3. Develop employability and entrepreneurship skills.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement projects within the construction field.

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by visiting FAFSA at For more information on grants, loans and work programs available please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $2,467

Access Fee: $33.60 ($1.12 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $34

Lab Fees:  $336.20

Textbook Estimate: $200.00

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which measures reading, English and math skills, and achieve specified minimum scores.

  2. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement test evaluation to receive advice on course selection and registration.

  3. Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED cannot receive student financial aid.


The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at  For additional career information, please see: 

47-2061.00 Construction Laborers Bright Outlook

47-3012.00 Helpers-Carpenters Bright Outlook Green

47-2031.00 Carpenters Bright Outlook

47-2031.01 Construction Carpenters Green

47-2031-02 Rough Carpenters Green

47-2152.02 Plumbers Bright Outlook Green

47.2111.00 Electricians Bright Outlook Green

47-3013.00 Helpers-Electricians Bright Outlook

Program Length: The typical length of this program is 2 semesters (30 weeks) for a full-time student.  The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2016-17) for this field at 33%.

CIP Code (6 digit): 46.0415

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

BCV0080LBuilding Construction Assistant I Lab


BCV0084LBuilding Construction Assistant II Lab


BCV0081LCarpentry and Masonry Technician Lab


BCV0082LElectrical and Plumbing Technician Lab


BCV0942CBuilding Construction Capstone