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Building Construction Technology Program

2017-2018

Description

This program is designed for the student who is interested in a Construction Inspection or Construction Management career. Program planning should occur with the assistance of a department member.

Gainful Employment Information

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement:
Inspection 28
Associate of Science Degree:  
Inspection 28*

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Building Construction Technology Program will be able to:

  • Review a typical set of residential or light commercial construction plans and analyze, interpret, extract and define basic structural and finish components and/or systems necessary for project construction.
  • Analyze and compute “Early Start” and “Late Start” and “Early Finish” and “Late Finish” times and “Total Float” associated with a basic network diagram for a construction project utilizing “Activity on the Node” (AON) when sequencing and activity time durations are defined.
  • Locate, identify, and correctly apply building code constraints to a specific design or construction problem.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Career Options

  • Building Inspection
  • Foreman or Superintendent for Building Construction
  • Construction Project Manager

Certificate of Achievement

Inspection

Courses Required for Major: Units
BLDC 55 Construction Plan Reading 3
BLDC 60 Construction Practices I
or
BLDC 61 Construction Practices II 4
BLDC 65 Building Inspection 3
BLDC 68 Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Codes 3
BLDC 70 Building Codes and Zoning 3
BLDC 75 Construction Trades Management I 3
BLDC 80 Construction Project Management and Scheduling 3
ARCH 130 Materials of Construction 3
ARCH 205 Estimating 3
Total Units = 28

Associate of Science Degree

Inspection

Courses Required for Major: Units
BLDC 55 Construction Plan Reading 3
BLDC 60 Construction Practices I
or
BLDC 61 Construction Practices II 4
BLDC 65 Building Inspection 3
BLDC 68 Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Codes 3
BLDC 70 Building Codes and Zoning 3
BLDC 75 Construction Trades Management I 3
BLDC 80 Construction Project Management and Scheduling 3
ARCH 130 Materials of Construction 3
ARCH 205 Estimating 3
Total Units = 28

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.