Construction Technology

The Program
The Construction Technology program offers coursework and training designed to provide a wide variety of experience in the building construction fields. The program includes actual hands on experience during the construction of a residential home. Students participate in building of the foundation, framing the stick built structure, electrical and mechanical work, and finishing the interior and exterior of the structure. Coursework familiarizes the participant to various methods of estimating, specifications and codes for residential construction, principles and guides for design and layout, and other knowledge related to building construction and the allied trades. The program provides an excellent working knowledge of the various trades and the skills required of those fields.

In addition to the courses and fieldwork listed for the one-year certificate, this program includes advanced study preparing the participant for opportunities to transfer to other institutions offering baccalaureate degrees in building construction or related fields. It also prepares the individual to enter the marketplace in various capacities ranging from entry-level construction personnel through management/supervisory positions. It familiarizes the individual with various business aspects related to construction and prepares the student for state licensing exams, which are required to operate as a private contractor.

The Requirements

Prefix First Semester Courses Credits
COL 102 College & Career Readiness 1
BLD 101 Construction Practices I 5
BLD 102 Construction Practices II 5
BLD 201 Construction Practices III 5
Math Elective 3
*10 hour OASHA Safety training

Second Semester Courses
BLD 104 Plans/Specs/Codes 3
BLD 120 Mechanical/Electrical Installations 5
BLD 205 Construction Practices IV  5
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
EGR 103 CAD Concepts  2

Third Semester Courses
ACC 150 Accounting  4
*Business Elective 3
DWG 201 Architectural Drafting/Design 4
ENG 101 English Composition I or 3
ENG 105 Technical English 3

Fourth Semester Courses
Humanities and Social Science Electives  6
BUS 203 Business Communications  3
*Business Elective  3
Math Elective  3-4
Total Credits:  66-67


*Business electives include: BUS 130 Salesmanship, BUS 210 Marketing, BUS 133 Customer Service Skills, BUS 204 Business Law, BUS 215 Intro to Entrepreneurship, BUS 136 Business Ethics.

Students planning to transfer to four-year institutions should substitute 6 additional humanities or social science electives for these business electives.

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