Isothermal Community College

Building Construction Technology


building construction technology studentsCurriculum Description

The Building Construction Technology Curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a career in the building construction industry. Lecture courses along with “hands on” construction projects (to include the construction of a home each year) will provide students with the knowledge of materials, trends and techniques that are necessary in the ever-changing building construction industry.

Course work includes basic construction concepts from the beginning of site work to handing the owner the key for the front door. These courses include general construction, carpentry, OSHA/Safety, print reading, building code, construction estimating, project management, surveying, and statics/strength of materials. Students will also diversify their knowledge of the construction industry with introductory courses in electrical wiring, plumbing, masonry and HVAC. We also strive to make evening courses available for students whose schedules merit the need.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in any general construction setting and be able to advance quickly to management positions such as supervisors, superintendents, project coordinators, project planners, estimators, and inspectors.

Program Requirements: Degree Diploma Certificate


Building Construction Technology – Degree (A 35 14 0)

I. General Education Requirements – 15 Credit Hours
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 3 0 3
OR
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
MAT 115 Mathematical Models 2 2 3
OR
MAT 161 College Algebra
Humanities Elective 3 0 3
Social Science Electives 3 0 3

II. Required Core Courses – 15 Credit Hours
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading/Const 1 2 2
CST 131 OSHA/Safety/Certification 2 2 3
CST 211 Construction Surveying 2 3 3
CST 221 Statics/Structures 3 3 4
CST 241 Planning/Estimating I 2 2 3

III. Required Subject Courses – 8 Credit Hours
CAR 111 Carpentry I 3 15 8

IV. Other Major Courses – 37 Credit Hours
CAR 114 Residential Bldg Codes 3 0 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
CST 231 Soils & Site Work 3 2 4
BUS 230 Small Business Management 3 0 3
MAS 140 Intro to Masonry 1 2 2
PLU 111 Intro to Basic Plumbing 1 3 2
ELC 111 Intro to Electricity 2 2 3

Technical Electives (Select from the following) 17
AHR 151 HVAC Duct Systems I
AHR 210 Residential Building Code
AHR 211 Residential System Design
CAR 110 Intro to Carpentry
CAR 112 Carpentry II
CAR 113 Carpentry III
CAR 115 Residential Planning and Estimating
CST 242 Planning/Estimating II
PLU 130 Plumbing Systems

V. Other Required Hours – 1 Credit Hour
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1

Total Required Hours 76


BCT studentsBuilding Construction Technology – Diploma (D 35 14 0)

I. General Education Requirements – 6 Credit Hours
ENG 101 Applied Communications I 3 0 3
OR
ENG 111 Expository Writing
MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 2 2 3
OR
MAT 115 Mathematical Models

II. Major Required Courses – 8 Credit Hours
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading/Const 1 2 2
CST 131 OSHA/Safety/Certification 2 2 3
CST 241 Planning/Estimating I 2 2 3

III. Required Subject Courses – 8 Credit Hours
CAR 111 Carpentry I 3 15 8

IV. Other Major Courses – 24 Credit Hours
CAR 114 Residential Bldg Codes 3 0 3
CST 231 Soils & Site Work 3 2 4
BUS 230 Small Business Management 3 0 3
CAR 112 Carpentry II 3 15 8
CAR 113 Carpentry III 3 9 6

V. Other Required Hours – 1 Credit Hour
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1

Total Required Hours 47

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BCT studentBuilding Construction Technology – Certificate

Basic Carpentry – 16 Credit Hours (C 35 14 0)
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading/Const 1 2 2
CAR 111 Carpentry I 3 15 8
CAR 114 Residential Bldg Codes 3 0 3
CST 241 Planning / Estimating I 2 2 3

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Advanced Carpentry – 14 Credit Hours (C 35 14 01)
CST 131 OSHA/Safety/Certification 2 2 3
BUS 230 Small Business Management 3 0 3
CAR 112 Carpentry II 3 15 8

Basic Plumbing – 13 Credit Hours (C 35 14 02)
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading/Const 1 2 2
CST 241 Planning/Estimating I 2 2 3
PLU 111 Intro to Basic Plumbing 1 3 2
PLU 130 Plumbing Systems 3 9 6