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, plumbing, statics/strength of materials, HVAC, solar technology, and green building.

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

Mathematics

Select 3-4 SHC from the following courses
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I

3

FA
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra

4

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

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
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
ISC 121Environmental Health & Safety

3

FA, SP
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
ENV 110Environmental Science

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