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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Building Construction Technology (AAS.BCT)

The primary objective of the Building Construction Technology program is to prepare the student for a career in the building construction industry immediately upon graduation. This associate degree program is designed to produce versatile building construction technicians capable of working in a variety of positions such as cost estimators, builders, computer drafters, surveyors and manufacturing representatives. With additional experience, these technicians could fill the positions of engineer's representative, construction supervisor, building inspector or self-employed building contractor. Employers interested in such technicians are building contractors, manufacturers, architectural, or engineering firms and testing laboratories.

Students are required to furnish their own basic drafting equipment. The cost of the equipment is approximately $40.

Consult an advisor for transfer options.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
TEC-050
Technical Math I

TEC-050
Technical Math I

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

Course Outline

2.0
TEC-052
Technical Math II

TEC-052
Technical Math II

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

Course Outline

*
2.0
BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

BCT-045
Plans and Specifications

Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Prerequisites: TEC 045


Course Outline

3.0
TEC-045
Introduction to Drafting

TEC-045
Introduction to Drafting

Presents basic drafting skills and concepts preparatory to advanced drafting and computer-aided drafting courses. Portable drafting instruments will be required.

Course Outline

2.0
BCT 054
Basic Carpentry I

BCT 054
Basic Carpentry I

No Description Available
4.0
CET-060
Surveying I

CET-060
Surveying I

Fundamentals of basic surveying operations such as chaining, leveling and use of the transit and the basic calculations associated with these operations.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
TEC-054
Technical Math III

TEC-054
Technical Math III

Offers the student a more in-depth study of trigonometry plus logarithms, complex numbers and functional variation.

Course Outline

*
2.0
TEC-056
Technical Math IV

TEC-056
Technical Math IV

Familiarizes the student with the basic concepts of analytical geometry and statistics.

Course Outline

*
2.0
CAD-056
CAD I

CAD-056
CAD I

Basic Theory of CAD. Student will learn to use a Computer Aided Drafting system to create simple to moderately complex technical drawings. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

2.0
EET-069
Residential Wiring I

EET-069
Residential Wiring I

This course provides students with an understanding of residential wiring. Topics include safety, planning, and installation of residential wiring systems according to the National Electrical Code®. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

BCT-062
Architectural Drafting II

Emphasis is placed on residential and small commercial design. Problems presented have varied materials and structural systems. Some emphasis is placed on building code requirements. CAD Incorporated. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Course Outline

4.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-050
Writing for Industry

ENG-050
Writing for Industry

Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

Course Outline

*
3.0
BUS-251
Principles of Management

BUS-251
Principles of Management

Provides an overview of how managers utilize planning, organization, leadership, and control in order to ensure that a firm achieves its goals in the most efficient way possible.

Course Outline

3.0
BCT-064
Construction Surveying Layout

BCT-064
Construction Surveying Layout

This course will focus on the fundamentals of building layout, grade staking, topographic surveying, the use of a laser level, cut and fill calculations, checking square, and will further develop the leveling and angular measurement skills learned in Surveying I. (Repeatable 3 times).


Course Outline

*
3.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
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Suggested Electives

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Suggested Electives

No Description Available
4.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
CET-056
PCC Theory and Design

CET-056
PCC Theory and Design

Discussion of concrete through all stages of design, mix, delivery, placement, and curing with special emphasis on design, proportioning, and field testing.


Course Outline

*
2.0
BCT-076
Architectural Design

BCT-076
Architectural Design

The study of architectural design considerations which influence the energy efficiency of structures. Including project site integration, window orientation, framing techniques, material selection, and HVAC design. Heating and cooling load calculations, labs and computer aided drafting will be utilized.


Course Outline

*
4.0
ECO-130
The American Economy

ECO-130
The American Economy

Combines Macroeconomics and Microeconomics and focuses on basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international economic problems.

Course Outline

OR
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0
BCT-089
Construction Estimating

BCT-089
Construction Estimating

Prepares students to do quantity take offs on material, equipment and labor estimates for building construction. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.


Course Outline

3.0
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Suggested Elective

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Suggested Elective

No Description Available
4.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

63.0
Suggested Electives
BUS-089
Small Business Management

BUS-089
Small Business Management

Covers entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges facing small business managers including how to conceptualize a feasible business concept, develop a comprehensive business plan, obtain start-up capital, execute the firm's strategy, and maintain financial and inventory control.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-068
Computer Appl-Special Topics

CIS-068
Computer Appl-Special Topics

Familiarizes the student with a word processing package and a spreadsheet package with emphasis on special topics pertinent to the student population. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
CAD-057
CAD II

CAD-057
CAD II

This course is a continuation of CAD I (CAD056). Such subjects as Symbol Libraries, Block Attributes, 3 D Design and Solid Modeling.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CET-054
Soils + Aggregates

CET-054
Soils + Aggregates

A laboratory oriented study of soil and aggregate testing procedures that identify and classify.


Course Outline

4.0
BCT 055
Basic Carpentry II

BCT 055
Basic Carpentry II

No Description Available
4.0
BCT-041
Post Frame Construction

BCT-041
Post Frame Construction

This course is designed to teach the students proper building construction techniques using a combination of lecture and hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed on job-site safety, framing techniques, window & door installation, roof installation, and siding.

Course Outline

2.0-4.00000
BCT-078
Architectural S.O.E.

BCT-078
Architectural S.O.E.

Enables the student to gain on the job experience in the construction industry. Enables the student to interpret architectural and engineering working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial construction. Incorporates site visits when possible.

Course Outline

2.0-4.00000
CAD-059
Special Applications of CAD

CAD-059
Special Applications of CAD

This course is a more in depth study of computer aided design. The student will explore specific architectural and civil applications of CAD and industry requirements using Revit and AutoCad.


Course Outline

3.0