Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Building Construction Technology

NORTH 
Associate of Science (441.1)

This program is designed to prepare students who have work experience in building construction for advancement to positions of management. Students will study the numerous building construction phases to develop an overview and understanding of the building construction industry. Course work focuses on commercial construction applications and evolving green technology. Classes are scheduled in the evenings and weekends to allow students an opportunity to work in the building construction field while obtaining their degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Apply skills for employment as a foreman, superintendent, estimator, expediter, scheduler and project manager in employment with building construction.
  2. Read blue prints and carry out job-site layout tasks.
  3. Navigate a construction site from ground breaking to completion.
  4. Analyze and utilize building construction materials and methods.
  5. Estimate and quote building construction projects.
  6. Plan work flow and control scheduling sequence of construction projects.
  7. Apply leadership, communication and problem-solving techniques.

See the Checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 61

First Semester    

Course #           

Course Name

Credits

BLC-103

Construction Planning Control            

 3

BLC-191

Construction Industry Supervision

 3

BLC-294

Construction Estimating 1

 3

EDD-100

Blueprint Reading

 3

MAT-191

Mathematics for the Industries 

 3

                       

Total Credits

 15

Second Semester

BLC-121

Construction Materials & Methods

 3

BLC-192

Construction Contracting

 3

BLC-203

Surveying

 4

BLC-295

Construction Estimating 2

 3

 

Computer Information Technology
Elective

 3

       

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

BLC-296

Advanced Computer Estimating

3

BUS-101

Introduction to Business

3

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

PHS-161

Physical Science for the Industries

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

 

Total Credits

15

Fourth Semester

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

PSY-116

Organizational Psychology

3

            

Business Elective

3

            

General Elective

6

               

Total Credits

15

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