School of Business & Technology

Independent Building Contractor

Designed to provide the basic and advance skills and knowledge to go into business as an independent building contractor. The degree also is a gateway to a variety of applied careers in the construction and remodeling industries. Students will receive hands-on training in trades like carpentry, plumbing, and interior finishing, as well as obtain the financial and business knowledge to become a small business owner. Students will learn the state codes, laws, regulations and safety requirements for these activities. In addition to the possibility of developing a small business as an independent building contractor, graduates could enter an apprentice training program in a trade or work as a facility maintenance technician in residential and small commercial buildings.

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  • Read and understand blueprint drawings
  • Follow all building codes and safety procedures
  • Demonstrate proper plumbing techniques
  • Learn and apply state codes, laws, regulation and proper use of safety tools
  • Understand and use sustainable building products
  • Demonstrate proper construction techniques
  • Demonstrate proper interior wall preparation
  • Estimate small construction projects
  • Understand the financial and human resources need to own a business

 

Faculty

Jo Beth Halpin
Department Coordinator, ARC
Office: M109
708-456-0300, Ext. 3601
jhalpin@triton.edu 

Degree and Certificates

Degrees
 Independent Building Contractor Degree (Associate in Applied Science - C235A)
Courses
 Independent Building Contractor Courses

Accreditation

 

 

Curriculum/Plan of Study

Curriculum C235A

Program Affiliations

 

For Students

Please contact Jo Beth Halpin, Architecture Department Coordinator at 708-456-0300 Ex. 3601 or email jhalpin@triton.edu for questions on Triton College Architecture and for more detail information on all program offerings.

FAQ

Please contact Jo Beth Halpin, Architecture Department Coordinator at 708-456-0300 Ex. 3601 or email jhalpin@triton.edu for questions on Triton College Architecture degrees and certificates.