Construction Technology, A.A.S.
The Construction Technology program provides a course of student in various aspects of residential construction that prepares students for entry into the construction trades. The Construction Technology, A.A.S. degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours.
There are several Occupational Endorsements (OE) that a Construction Technology student may obtain while completing courses in the A.A.S. program, including the Exterior Finishes, OE: Interior Finishes, OE; and Framing, OE.
The Construction Technology program prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions, such as apprentice for building contractor, facility maintenance technician, drafting technician, building inspector/plan reviewer, and for continuation into professional degree programs such as construction management, engineering and architecture.
|Minimum Credit Hours
|General Education Requirements
|General Education Requirements
|Written Communication Skills
|*Writing Across Contexts
|*Writing and the Humanities
|or WRTG S212
|*Writing and the Professions
|Oral Communication Skills
|Select one of the following:
|*Fundamentals of Oral Communication 1
|*Small Group Communication and Team Building 1
|*Interpersonal Communication 1
|*Public Speaking 1
|Advisor approved GERs 2
|Recordkeeping for Small Businesses
|Small Business Management
|Introduction to the Construction Trades
|Construction Tools and Materials
|Construction Safety: OSHA 10-Hour Certification
|Light Wood Frame Construction
|Light Wood Frame Construction Lab
|Residential Plumbing and Heating
|Residential Design, Codes and Standards
|Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting
|Residential Building Science
|Interior Finish Carpentry
|Interior Finish Carpentry Lab
|Exterior Finish Carpentry
|Exterior Finish Carpentry Lab
|Residential Construction Planning and Estimating
|Residential Mechanical Ventilation
|Advisor approved Elective
Grade C 2.00 or better
Humanities, social sciences, mathematics, or natural sciences. See General Education Requirements.
1. Construction Technology AAS graduates will attain employment in the residential construction or related fields, and/or will continue in education in construction or related fields.
a. Graduates will be able to describe or utilize basic job safety, including; general construction site safety, personal protection equipment, good housekeeping, scaffolds and ladders, lifting and carrying, fire protection, first aid, electrical and chemical safety.
b. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply construction related techniques, skills, and tool use to varying construction projects.
c. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use basic drafting and design skills. Designs will express an understanding of buildings as a system which includes, foundations, framing, building enclosures, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems.
d. Graduates will have the skills to safely perform residential construction tasks in the categories of foundations layout, exterior and interior rough framing, finish carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical.
e. Graduates will be able to describe basic construction management principles including; planning, scheduling, estimating, and accounting as they apply in a small business
2. Construction Technology graduates will demonstrate proficiency in the program requirements and the criteria outlined in the University’s basic six competencies.
a. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate using the professional language and concepts of construction technology. Where applicable this will include utilizing computer skills.
b. Graduates will be able to effectively apply basic analytical skills and mathematical reasoning in solving construction technology problems. Where applicable, computer technology will be used to assist in solving problems and formatting answers.
c. Graduates will be able to draw on a variety of information sources to assist them in communicating, analyzing and solving construction technology problems.
d. Graduates will be able to apply the fundamentals of professional behavior, responsibility, good work habits, and ethical decision making. e. Graduates will be able to utilize a critical thinking approach to solving construction problems.