Building Trades Technician

The Building Trades Technician program at CTE offers the right technical skills and work procedures training needed for those who wish to enter this profession. Student fees include the clothing and tools necessary during the class and for your career needs.

HVAC, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical and all done with hands-on activity, this is what the Building Trades Technician program is all about at the College for Technical Education.

Program Objectives
  1. To provide training opportunities that will develop relevant technical skills and work procedures along with a positive professional attitude.
  2. To provide classroom/training facilities, instructional materials, and up-to-date equipment that meet current business and industry standards.
  3. To develop and put into practice successful interpersonal communication skills and customer service techniques appropriate for the Building Trades profession.
  4. To provide activities allowing students to add realism to their classroom training and enhance their technical skills.
  5. To gain proficiency in skills that will result in employment and/or advancements in education and training.
  6. To understand and demonstrate the safe use of tools, machines, and related instruments in the Building Trades Technician field.
Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) forecasts average job prospects (8% increase between 2016 to 2026) for building technicians, whom it categorizes alongside maintenance and repair workers, in the coming years, although construction tends to ebb and flow with the economy.


The median annual salary for building technicians is $37,670, according to the BLS as of May 2017.

Possible Career Paths

  • Office Building Maintenance
  • Construction Site Work
  • Residential and Commercial Repair
  • 608 HVAC EPA Certified Positions

In partnership with Bluegrass Career Services students receive career readiness training as part of their course work in every program with the college. Services include:

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