Certificate – 30 credit hours
Tool List for Building Technology
Purpose: The Building Construction Technology programs prepares students to work on residential and commercial structures and projects with an emphasis on foundational and advanced construction skills and techniques, green/energy efficient/sustainable technologies and practices, smart building/home technologies, and industry credentialing. Through traditional classroom lecture, shop activities, field experience and community projects, students will prepare for the current and rapidly evolving construction industry. The program will provide instruction in construction trade skills, health and safety, project management, and materials and equipment.
Career Opportunities: Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in residential, commercial and institutional construction; emerging sustainable building and retro-fitting fields, construction materials and equipment field, and prefabricated unit manufacturing and building.
Program Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of Building Construction Technology, the graduate is prepared to:
- Construct a site plan through lot and building layout.
- Use and work with a complete set of working drawings for a residential structure.
- Establish costs of projects from a set of working drawings.
- Construct and remodel residential structures within safety and building code guidelines.
- Design supports by determining strengths of materials through standard architectural procedures.
- Communicate with manufacturers and suppliers via oral, written, and electronic methods.
- Build a complete residential structure from start to finish.
- Identify and deal with a variety of environmental issues pertaining to the industry.