The Building Trades program provides a broad education towards entry-level employment opportunities in the construction field. First year courses concentrate on basic techniques including carpentry, construction safety, blueprint reading, and job site etiquette. Second year courses build on this foundation, including interior and exterior finishing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and project management.
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) issues nationally recognized certificates of achievement to all students completing the competency-based training and performance testing. Mesalands Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Building Trades.