Building Construction Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
This associate's degree in Building Construction Technology prepares a graduate with job-entry competencies in the residental and light construction industry. The curriculum emphasizes:
- construction materials
- construction methods
- cost estimation
- project management
- construction safety
- technical and managerial
Courses in English, mathematics, science, computer applications, and a social science or humanities elective are included to enhance a student's career opportunities. Students learn the technical and managerial skills necessary for advancement in the industry. This major may serve as a basis for continued education leading to a bachelor's degree in building construction management and/or vocational education.
Upon completion of the associate's degree, student may pursue a bachelor's degree in Residental Construction Technology and Management or Applied Management. With an additional semster, the student may pursue a bachelor's degree in Construction Management.
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, the median annual wage for carpenters was $40,500 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,120.The top 10 percent earned more than $73,100.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Residential Building Construction||176,260||$20.19||$41,990|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||107,940||$23.46||$48,790|
|Building Finishing Contractors||90,970||$22.53||$46,860|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||64,330||$20.06||$41,730|
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction||13,640||$24.52||$51,000|
Statistics reported in May 2013
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
Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)
US Green Building Council (USGBC) Students of Penn College
The USGBC Student Club seeks to promote sustainable building practices and raise awareness of Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) through education, outreach and advocacy. Throughout the academic year, USGBC students will be heavily involved with the campus and community to show that sustainable practices can promote enriched learning environments.
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.