Commercial Design and Estimating

Building Construction

Program Description

Our hands-on Building Construction Technology program provides comprehensive training in the construction field. The Commercial Design and Estimating Certificate provides relevant curriculum for training related to design and drafting with BIM (Building Information Modeling) software, as well as estimating procedures for commercial construction.

You will participate in program activities and projects affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and the Associated General Contractors professional groups.

Below are the required courses for this certificate. If you have questions please contact:
Jason Adams, Program Chair | 402-761-8209

This certificate qualifies for financial assistance through the Gap Assistance Program. To see if you are eligible, please follow see the Gap Assistance Program webpage.

Awards Offered: Certificate
Locations: Milford
Formats: In-Person / Online
Start: Spring
Schedule: Full-Time / Part-time
Estimated Total Cost
$941 Certificate

You can start the Building Construction Technology program in the Fall term. Follow these steps to finish your application:

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

In addition, you are required to provide or purchase a basic tool set during the first semester. Tools may be purchased at the SCC Campus Store.

You’re a Good Fit

You will be successful in our Building Construction Technology program if you:

  • have high spatial relations ability
  • have good math ability in basic math and geometry
  • are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • have the ability to perform physically demanding work in all kinds of weather
  • are detail-oriented and can work within precise limits or standards of accuracy
  • are a sequential and analytical thinker
  • have the perseverance to stay on a multi-step task to completion
  • enjoy working with your hands
  • can work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • like to see results


Our Building Construction Technology program gives you the foundation needed for any career in the construction industry. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $44,824. Career options in building construction include:

  • Drafting/Estimating

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact