College Catalog

Residential Construction Technology and Management: Architectural Technology Concentration (BRA)

(Effective Fall 2014)

This major is focused on the management of construction projects typified by single-family detached residential housing. The program is a BS degree that is based on students' completion of an applied technology curriculum in Architectural Technology for the first four semesters of the program.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Residential Construction Technology and Management will allow students who have acquired appropriate applied technology skills in their first two years to move into advanced coursework related to residential construction and management. Additional coursework includes basic management and accounting, plus courses focused on topics such as advanced estimating and scheduling, residential building systems, cost control, codes compliance, construction law, purchasing, and energy management issues.

Students may also choose to declare the Architectural Technology associate-degree major (AT); then, after completing the requirements established for the first four semesters of BRA, the students may petition to graduate in AT.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities will be focused primarily in the residential housing industry: builder, contractor, specialty contractor, project supervisor, warranty manager, estimator, purchasing agent, job foreman, site supervisor, inspector, project coordinator, project planner.

Recommended High School Subjects

Desired high school subjects: algebra and trigonometry, English and composition, physics, computer skills, and trade skills in carpentry, masonry, HVAC, drafting, electrical, etc.

Special Equipment Needs

See the Tool List on the Residential Construction Technology and Management Architectural Technology major web page.

Remediation Strategies

All students entering the major will be tested for English, mathematics, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during the first semester as explained in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting.htm).

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • develop and implement a comprehensive job-site safety plan in accordance with applicable standards, and be able to ensure project compliance with all pertinent safety and insurance regulations.
  • interpret project drawings, make necessary changes during the construction process, and evaluate the impact of changes on schedules, costs, and resource requirements.
  • apply knowledge of current and emerging building system technologies and codes to evaluate, propose, and plan construction projects for distinctive residential construction projects.
  • manage all aspects of the residential construction process including marketing, planning, estimating, scheduling, quality control, and coordination of job-site resources.
  • communicate effectively with all groups involved in the residential construction process including prospective owners, subcontractors, skilled and unskilled laborers, supervisors, and government representatives.
  • organize and manage all aspects of project cost control using appropriate specialized software and computer hardware.
  • apply knowledge of basic legal and contractual requirements of residential construction projects and be able to incorporate the requirements into plans, drawings, communications, and construction practices.
  • manage human resources aspects of construction project personnel in areas of staffing requirements, training, ethical responsibilities, policy issues, ADA compliance, equal opportunity legislation, union and non-union labor, and conflict resolution.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
ACH101Introduction to Architecture 1 
ACH111Architectural Graphics 3 
ACH119Building Materials I 3 
ACH135Architectural Computer Aided Drafting 3 
BCT128Building Materials Applications 2 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second SemesterCredits
ACH112Architectural History 3 
ACH128Working Drawings-Residential 3 
ACH129Building Materials II 3 
ACH211Architectural Graphics II 3 
ACH181Architectural Design Studio I 3 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third SemesterCredits
ACH241Codes, Specifications and Estimating 3 
ACH243Structural Principles 3 
ACH261Architectural Design Studio II 3 
ACH262Sustainability: Building and Living Green 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
ENL121English Composition II 3 
or
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth SemesterCredits
ACH237Working Drawings - Commercial 3 
ACH240Environmental Systems 3 
ACH281Architectural Design Studio III 4 
ACHSpecified Architectural Elective 3 
PHS103Physics Survey 3 
or
PHS114Physics with Technological Applications 4 
or
SCI100Environmental Science 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fifth SemesterCredits
BCT255Construction Estimating 3 
BCT307Managing Construction Safety 3 
ACC113Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 
MGT115Principles of Management 3 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
or
SPC201Interpersonal Communication 3 
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth SemesterCredits
BCT300Residential Management I 3 Writing Enriched Requirement
BCT321Residential Design and Build 1 
BCT322Managing Changes During Construction 1 
ACC210Payroll, State, and Local Taxation 3 
MTH172Introduction to Geometry 3 
or
MTH182College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 
BPTCultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Summer SessionCredits
BCT496ISenior Project Internship 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 3
Seventh SemesterCredits
BCT340Land and Property Development 1 
BCT308Residential Management II 2 
BCT330Residential Building Systems 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
SCLScience Elective with lab 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Eighth SemesterCredits
BCT411Advanced Residential Estimating and Scheduling 3 
BCT420Advanced Mechanical Systems 2 
BCT430Contemporary Issues in Residential Construction 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement
CORLiberal Arts Elective 3 
MGT248Supervision and Human Relations 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 17

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