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Building Construction Technology (AAS.BCT)

Building Construction Technology provides a versatile learning environment consisting of a blend of hands-on learning and classroom activities. The combination of hands-on learning and classroom activities provides a broad understanding of the topics covered, and teaches critical skills that encourage progression in the building construction industry. Graduates are qualified to be building construction technicians, construction manager assistants, construction estimators, computer drafters, carpenters, construction inspectors and building manufacturing representatives. Potential employers include building contractors, architectural/engineering firms, testing laboratories, construction management firms, and manufacturers of building assemblies and products. With additional experience graduates may fill the positions of construction manager or self-employed building contractor.

Consult an advisor for transfer options. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

Catalog Term Year: 2021 Fall

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
GEN
APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, simple equations, word problems, algebra, right triangles, charts and graphs.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
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
CORE
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
CORE
BCT-054
Basic Carpentry I

BCT-054
Basic Carpentry I

A combination of hands-on experience and classroom activities are utilized to teach the students basic rough carpentry skills including the proper use of tools and modern framing techniques.


Course Outline

*
4.0
CORE
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

15.0
Second Semester
GEN
APT-042
Applied Mathematics II

APT-042
Applied Mathematics II

Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra, geometry and trigonometry including factoring, solving linear systems, volumes, areas and right triangles.

Course Outline

2.0
GEN
APT-043
Applied Mathematics III

APT-043
Applied Mathematics III

Familiarizes the student with the concepts of logarithms, analytical geometry, vectors, and statistics.

Course Outline

2.0
CORE
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
CORE
BCT-055
Basic Carpentry II

BCT-055
Basic Carpentry II

This course further develops the skills learned in BCT 054 and places more emphases on finishing the interior and exterior of residential construction projects.


Course Outline

*
4.0
GEN
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

OR
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

OR
GEN
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
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
CORE
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 CodeĀ®. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

3.0
GEN
HED-179
Advanced 1st Aid and CPR

HED-179
Advanced 1st Aid and CPR

Studies all phases of advanced first aid and safety. Also includes Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Students receive an Advanced First Aid card and a CPR card with the successful completion of the course.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
SOS-052
Workplace Communication/Safety

SOS-052
Workplace Communication/Safety

Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationship on the job. Emphasis placed on vocational motivation, communication and perception, along with Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid training to enhance safety and response skills in a workplace emergency.

Course Outline

3.0
ELE
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
ELE
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
4.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CORE
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
CORE
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
CORE
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

* OR
CORE
BCT-070
Construction Management

BCT-070
Construction Management

Designed to give the student an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the construction manager. Emphasis placed on cost control, scheduling, construction documents and reports. Site visits when possible, computer 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

3.0
CORE
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
GEN
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

60.0
Suggested Electives
ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-151
Financial Accounting

BUS-151
Financial Accounting

A study of the financial statements, the accounting process and the principles and procedures underlying items on the financial statements.


Course Outline

3.0
ESC-100
Physical Geology

ESC-100
Physical Geology

Physical geology stresses the basic geologic concepts and processes that are responsible for creating and shaping the Earth. Topics covered include: rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, stream erosion, wind erosion, glaciers groundwater, Earth interior, plate tectonics and gravity.

Course Outline

4.0
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
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
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
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-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

5.0
TEC-060
Analytical Mechanic

TEC-060
Analytical Mechanic

Enables the student to analyze forces acting on structural elements and rigid bodies. The concepts of stress and strain in structural materials is introduced.

Course Outline

4.0
 
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Suggested Electives
ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-151
Financial Accounting

BUS-151
Financial Accounting

A study of the financial statements, the accounting process and the principles and procedures underlying items on the financial statements.


Course Outline

3.0
ESC-100
Physical Geology

ESC-100
Physical Geology

Physical geology stresses the basic geologic concepts and processes that are responsible for creating and shaping the Earth. Topics covered include: rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, stream erosion, wind erosion, glaciers groundwater, Earth interior, plate tectonics and gravity.

Course Outline

4.0
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
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
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
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-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

5.0
TEC-060
Analytical Mechanic

TEC-060
Analytical Mechanic

Enables the student to analyze forces acting on structural elements and rigid bodies. The concepts of stress and strain in structural materials is introduced.

Course Outline

4.0
×
Suggested Electives
ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-151
Financial Accounting

BUS-151
Financial Accounting

A study of the financial statements, the accounting process and the principles and procedures underlying items on the financial statements.


Course Outline

3.0
ESC-100
Physical Geology

ESC-100
Physical Geology

Physical geology stresses the basic geologic concepts and processes that are responsible for creating and shaping the Earth. Topics covered include: rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, stream erosion, wind erosion, glaciers groundwater, Earth interior, plate tectonics and gravity.

Course Outline

4.0
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
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
TEC-043
Industrial Safety

TEC-043
Industrial Safety

Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

Course Outline

1.0
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-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

5.0
TEC-060
Analytical Mechanic

TEC-060
Analytical Mechanic

Enables the student to analyze forces acting on structural elements and rigid bodies. The concepts of stress and strain in structural materials is introduced.

Course Outline

4.0
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