Residential Construction Technology and Management
The Bachelor of Science degree in Residential Construction Technology and Management is focused on the management of construction projects typified by single-family detached residential housing. The program is based on students' completion of an applied technology curriculum for the first four semesters in a building technology related field. Students may choose to complete the major with an emphasis in Building Construction Technology (BRC), Masonry (BRN), or Architectural Technology (BRA). In addition, other applied technology degrees in areas such as HVAC and Electrical Technology will also be considered for the directed technical elective requirements of the BRM major. After completing the first four semesters, students may petition to graduate with the appropriate two-year A.A.S. degree where applicable. The major allows students who have acquired appropriate applied technology skills in their first two years to move into advanced course work related to residential construction and management. Additional course work 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, change management, and energy management issues.
The Bachelor of Science in Residential Construction Technology and Management is a "two-plus-two" degree program, providing an opportunity for students who have earned an associate degree in a building technology program to continue study toward a baccalaureate degree.
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About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wages of salaried construction managers in May 2008 were $79,860. The middle 50 percent earned between $60,650 and $107,140. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $47,000, and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $145,920.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||46,870||$45.27||$94,170|
|Residential Building Construction||28,020||$43.95||$91,420|
|Building Equipment Contractors||25,540||$47.13||$98,040|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||11,050||$44.23||$92,000|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||9,640||$44.05||$91,620|
*Statistics reported in May 2010
Special Admissions Requirement
Read more about the required internship.
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Students are required to purchase their own personal tools as they progress through the program. Not all tools are required initially, and students should talk to their instructors on the first day of classes to find out which ones are required. Students who qualify for financial aid may purchase their tools through the College Store.
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Architectural Student Association (ASA)
Construction Management Association (CMA)
Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)
Sigma Lambda Chi
Carpentry & Construction Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.