Building Construction Technology: Masonry Emphasis
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
The associate's degree in Building Construction Technology provides students with the skills necessary for careers in masonry construction, including:
- design, layout
- estimating and erection
- bricklaying and stone
- technologies of fireplace and structural masonry construction
Related courses and electives will improve the student's potential for advancement and further prepare the graduate for employment. Instruction is broad-based to expose students to all types of construction features. Students learn to solve problems and accomplish multi-faceted tasks in the industry.
Upon completion of the associate's degree, students may pursue a bachelor's degree in Residential Construction Technology and Management or Applied Management.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
According to the most recent Penn College Graduate Survey 2012-13, the starting salary for Residential Construction bachelor degree graduates range from $30,000 to $50,000. The average full-time salary was $42, 857. The survey had a response rate of 52.6% and was administered six months after graduation. Overall placement (field of study or preferred field) was 100%.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for stonemasons was $36,480 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,930.The top 10 percent earned more than $65,040.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||4,950||$19.13||$39,800|
|Building Finishing Contractors||2,000||$21.43||$44,580|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||680||N/A||N/A|
|Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing||620||$16.70||$34,730|
|Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers||450||$15.07||$31,340|
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
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.