Building Construction - A.A.S. Degree

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The Building Construction Technology Program is designed to provide students with the hands on practice skills and training necessary to obtain employment in the Building Construction Industry. The program prepares students in leadership and planning, technical knowledge and emerging technologies, creative problem solving, sustainable practices, and ethical principles to successfully achieve academic and professional goals.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Interpret and apply appropriate building and structural codes to industry standards.
  • Interpret construction documents, blueprints, schematics and sketches.
  • Communicate information effectively, in both verbal and written forms.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills based on knowledge and practice.
  • Understand, integrate, and apply construction knowledge and skills professionally.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with attitude, conduct and ethical work practices.
  • Communicate skillfully with other industry professionals involved in the construction process.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their own plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH105 Technical Mathematics 3
BCST101 Introduction to Building Construction 1
BCST103 Construction Safety, Tools and Equipment 2
BCST112 Print Reading and Sketching 3
BCST125 Codes in Construction 1
BCST130 Construction Site Prep and Layout 1
Total Semester Credits
14
Spring - First Year
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
BCST142 Construction Materials and Methods I 3
TSC000
BCST000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
2
TSC000
BCST000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
 
GNED000 General Education Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
ENGL125 Technical Writing & Communication 3
TSC000
BCST000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
TSC000
BCST000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
2
TSC000
BCST000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
4
GHMN000
GSOC000
Humanities or
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
BCST270 Estimating, Planning, Scheduling, and Management 4
GNED000 General Education Requirement* 3
TSC000
BCST000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
2
TSC000
BCST000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
4
TSC000
BCST000
Technical Studies Core
or Program Elective*
3
Total Semester Credits
16
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*Program, Elective & General Education courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.