Building Construction Technology A.A.S.

A35140

The Building Construction Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with an overview of the building construction industry. Construction labs/lecture courses and other related classes provide students with up-to-date knowledge on materials, trends, and techniques of the ever-changing construction industry.

Coursework includes basic construction concepts such as general construction, blueprint reading, construction estimating, and project management. Students may also diversify their knowledge of construction in other areas such as electrical wiring, construction surveying, plumbing, statics/strength of materials, and HVAC.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in any general construction setting and be able to advance quickly to management positions such as supervisors, superintendents, project coordinators, project planners, estimators, and inspectors. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Perform basic measurements using a various array of measuring instruments in the S.A.E. format of feet, feet and inches, inches and fractions of an inch
  • Create, manage, organize, and communicate information through print and electronic media (GE III.5)
  • Demonstrate ability to recognize and apply appropriate general construction skills
  • Ability to develop an ethical and professional foundation to become a responsible member of society and the construction industry (GE VI.1)
  • Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of construction.
  • Demonstrate an ability to function effectively on teams (GE V.3)
  • Develop a historical consciousness and global perspective of the need for preserving the environment by applying sustainable technology into building practices (GE IV.2)

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I

3

FA

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 113Art Methods and Materials

3

ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ART 115Art History Survey II

3

SP
ART 116Survey of American Art

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 117Non-Western Art History

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3

FA, SP
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 132Drawing II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 240Painting I

3

FA, SP
ART 241Painting II

3

SP
ART 244Watercolor

3

SU
ART 260Photography Appreciation

3

ART 261Photography I

3

FA, SP
ART 271Computer Art II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 281Sculpture I

3

SP
ART 283Ceramics I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 288Studio

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 289Museum Study

3

SP
COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication

3

DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 112Literature of the Theatre

3

FA
DRA 120Voice for Performance

3

SP
DRA 122Oral Interpretation

3

FA, SP
DRA 124Readers Theatre

3

DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 128Children's Theatre

3

FA, SP
DRA 130Acting I

3

FA
ENG 125Creative Writing I

3

ENG 231American Literature I

3

FA, SP
ENG 232American Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 241British Literature I

3

FA, SU
ENG 242British Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 251Western World Literature I

3

FA
ENG 252Western World Literature II

3

SP
ENG 271Contemporary Literature

3

ENG 272Southern Literature

3

ENG 273African-American Literature

3

FA
ENG 274Literature By Women

3

HUM 110Technology and Society

3

HUM 120Cultural Studies

3

HUM 130Myth in Human Culture

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film

3

FA, SP
HUM 230Leadership Development

3

SP
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz

3

MUS 113American Music

3

MUS 210History of Rock Music

3

SP
MUS 211History of Country Music

3

SP
PHI 210History of Philosophy

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament

3

FA, SP
REL 212Introduction to New Testament

3

FA, SP
11-14-14 Addendum: Students who take the following course(s) may petition to use the course(s) to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement: ASL 211, ASL 212, ASL 281, SPA 211, SPA 212, SPA 281, and/or SPA 282.

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANT 210General Anthropology

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 240Archaeology

3

ECO 151Survey of Economics

3

FA, SP
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

3

FA, SU
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

GEO 112Cultural Geography

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 116Current World Problems

3

HIS 131American History I

3

FA
HIS 132American History II

3

SP
HIS 162Women and History

3

HIS 221African-American History

3

HIS 236North Carolina History

3

HIS 260History of Africa

3

HIS 261East Asian History

3

HIS 262Middle East History

3

POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 130State & Local Government

3

POL 210Comparative Government

3

POL 220International Relations

3

PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 239Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 241Developmental Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 243Child Psychology

3

PSY 246Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 249Psychology of Aging

3

PSY 259Human Sexuality

3

PSY 263Educational Psychology

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 213Sociology of the Family

3

FA, SP
SOC 220Social Problems

3

SP
SOC 225Social Diversity

3

SOC 254Rural and Urban Sociology

3

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARC 112Construction Materials & Methods

4

SP
BPR 130Blueprint Reading-Construction

3

FA
CMT 120Codes and Inspections

3

SP
CST 111Construction I

4

FA, SP
CST 112Construction II

4

FA, SP
CST 221Statics/Structures

4

SP
SST 140Green Building and Design Concepts

3

FA

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AHR 211Residential System Design

3

SP
ALT 120Renewable Energy Technologies

3

FA
ARC 114Architectural CAD

2

SP
CST 150Building Science

3

FA
CST 241Planning/Estimating I

3

SP
ELC 120Introduction to Wiring

3

FA
MAS 140Introduction to Masonry

2

SU
PLU 111Introduction to Basic Plumbing

2

SP
SST 110Introduction to Sustainability

3

FA, SP

General Electives

(Select 4 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AHR 112Heating Technology

4

SP
AHR 113Comfort Cooling

4

FA
AHR 160Refrigerant Certification

1

FA
ALT 250Thermal Systems

3

SP
BUS 110Introduction to Business

3

FA, SP, SU
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
ELC 220Photovoltaic System Technology

3

FA
ISC 121Environmental Health & Safety

3

FA, SP
SST 120Energy Use Analysis

3

SP
WLD 112Basic Welding Processes

2

FA, SP

Students planning to transfer are encouraged to take:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra

4

MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry

4

PHY 151College Physics I

4

FA
PHY 152College Physics II

4

SP

Total Credit Hours: 68