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 will allow students who have acquired appropriate applied technology skills in architectural technology 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.
Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
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.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for construction managers was $91,370 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $159,560.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||64,250||$49.08||$102,090|
|Residential Building Construction||40,920||$46.59||$96,900|
|Building Equipment Contractors||34,340||$48.47||$100,810|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||16,920||$45.16||$93,930|
|Utility System Construction||15,980||$49.61||$103,180|
Statistics reported in May 2017
Read more about the required internship.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
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
Building Construction Technology Advisory Committee
- Mr. Steve Brannan, '07, '09, Construction Manager, Toll Brothers Inc.
- Mr. Douglas J Cassatt, Sales Representative, North Region, Lehigh Cement Company
- Mr. Thomas J Collins, President, Phoenix Contractors, Inc.
- Mr. Seth Culbert, '07, '09, Assistant Project Manager, Jingoli Power
- Mr. Brian S Ferguson, '08, '09, Vice President, Ferguson Construction Company
- Mr. Carl Hillyard, Retired Instructor (PCT)
- Mr. Robert Jones
- Mr. Ken Kurtz, President/CEO, Ken Kurtz Builders
- Mr. Dustin M Ott, '08, '10, Project Manager, Clayco
- Mr. Warren Peter, '74, President/CEO, Warren Peter Construction, Inc.
- Mr. Zachary Reiver, '12, Assistant Project Manager/Field Engineer, E. R. Stuebner, Inc.
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.