Program Description: Building Construction will prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential and commercial building construction and remodeling. Areas of instruction include safe construction and tool use practices; blueprint reading; building codes; construction estimating; site preparation and layout; carpentry; masonry; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; electrical and mechanical systems; and plumbing.

Job Opportunities: Building Construction will prepare graduates for a variety of construction- related occupations, including carpentry and construction management.

Admission Requirements: High School diploma or GED.

Program-level Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Building Construction Associate in Applied Science Program:

1. Students will work safely in a construction environment. 2. Students will apply technical skills to residential and commercial building construction and remodeling. 3. Students will use construction tools and equipment safely and efficiently. 4. Students will demonstrate working knowledge of masonry; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; electrical and mechanical systems; plumbing; carpentry; site layout; and foundation systems. 5. Students will apply knowledge of blueprint reading, building codes, construction estimating, and site preparation.

Typical Student Load and Courses by Semester

Note: This is a sample course sequence. Courses scheduled each semester may vary according to student progress and the need for developmental classes.

AAS Degree in Building Construction

Course Number/Course Name First Semester

Theory Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Credit Hrs.

BUC 110 Basic Construction Tools and Materials

2 1 3 3 3

3 6 0 0 0 0 9

3 3 3 3 3

BUC 111 Basic Construction Layout

MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra (or higher) BUC 113 Basic Construction Print Reading CAR 232 Construction Project Management

ORI 101 Orientation







2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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