• West Hills Center Programs

    Classes for this program are held at the West Hills Center, the North Campus,
    affiliated Center, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071
  • Building Construction Estimating (515.3)
    Associate of Science


    Also see Building Construction Supervision  and Building Construction Technology

     This program is offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Committees of the building trades and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor.

    Applicants must have earned a Journeyman Certificate in one of the trade technologies. Pennsylvania awards Journeyman Certificates to graduates of apprenticeship certificate programs.

    This program will prepare the Journeyman for advancement in the building construction industry. Students will study the phases of a building construction project to develop an overview and understanding of the building construction industry. Coursework focuses on commercial construction applications and evolving green technology. Classes are scheduled for evenings and weekends allowing students to work full time at their trade while obtaining a degree.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Apply the skills for employment as a foreman, superintendent, estimator, expediter, scheduler and project manager in employment areas with building construction companies, material suppliers, service providers and subcontractors.
    2. Read blueprints and delineate job site layout.
    3. Analyze and utilize building construction projects and materials; estimate and quote building construction projects.
    4. Plan work flow and control scheduling sequence of construction projects.
    5. Apply leadership, communication and problem-solving techniques.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BLC-294Construction Estimating 1 3
    MAT-191Mathematics for the Industries 3
    Total Credits: 6

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BLC-121Construction Materials and Methods 3
    BLC-295Construction Estimating 2 3
    Total Credits: 6

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BLC-103 Construction Planning and Control 3
    BLC-296Advanced Computer Estimating3
    Total Credits: 6

    Fourth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ENG-101English Composition 13
    PHS-161 Physical Science for the Industries 3
    Total Credits: 6

    Fifth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ENG-103 Technical Communications3
    Total Credits: 6

    Sixth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    BLC-205Project Management3
    SPH-101Oral Communication3
    BLCConstruction Trade Technology Apprenticeship28-45
    Total Credits: 6
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 64-81