Residential Construction Technology & Management: Architecture Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Residential Construction Technology Students

About this program

At Penn College, you can literally build tomorrow. With a degree in Residential Construction Technology & Management, you’ll explore architecture and design principles and master industry-standard software like AutoCAD. Pair these hands-on skills with residential construction management courses and you’ll be real-world ready.


Projected Growth Over Next 7 Years

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Learn Technical & Management Skills

Specialized Learning Labs


  • Project supervisor
  • Job foreman
  • Inspector

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Introduction to Architecture (ACH101)
  • Architectural Graphics (ACH111)
  • Building Materials I (ACH119)
  • Architectural Computer Aided Drafting (ACH135)
  • Architectural History (ACH112)
  • Building Codes & Accessibility (ACH141)
  • Construction Documents - Residential (ACH139)
  • Building Materials II (ACH129)
  • Architectural Graphics II (ACH211)
  • Architectural Design Studio I (ACH181)
  • Construction Documents - Commercial (ACH239)
  • Structural Principles (ACH243)
  • Architectural Design Studio II (ACH261)
  • Sustainability: Building and Living Green (ACH262)
  • Computers and Estimating (ACH264)
  • Environmental Systems (ACH240)
  • Architectural Design Studio III (ACH281)
  • Specified Architectural Elective (ACH)
  • Construction Estimating (BCT255)
  • Managing Construction Safety (BCT307)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Residential Management I (BCT300)
  • Residential Design and Build (BCT321)
  • Managing Changes During Construction (BCT322)
  • Payroll, State, and Local Taxation (ACC210)
  • Senior Project Internship (BCT496I)
  • Land and Property Development (BCT340)
  • Residential Management II (BCT308)
  • Residential Building Systems (BCT330)
  • Advanced Residential Estimating and Scheduling (BCT411)
  • Advanced Mechanical Systems (BCT420)
  • Contemporary Issues in Residential Construction (BCT430)
  • Supervision and Human Relations (MGT248)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Physics Survey (PHS103) or
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114)
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Exploration Electives (OEE)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Introduction to Geometry (MTH172) or
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH182)

Collaborative Studio Space

Mixed use studios carve out space for design presentation, computer work, and layout table with designated model-building areas. 

Student Experience

I joined a company in Nepal shortly after the earthquake to help rebuild using both traditional and alternative building methods. Our main objective is to help provide homes for some of the most vulnerable people in Nepal. As a project manager, I’ve gotten to work on homes, schools and various other projects.

Daniel LaSota, Steadfast Nepal

Residential Construction Technology & Management: Architectural Technology

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Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your know-how in the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand. 

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

Appreciate architecture with friends and make connections that last a lifetime. This organization focuses on building leadership skills and community outreach. 


Participation in SkillsUSA gives students a chance to compete in more than 80 national competitions.

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.


Preservation students tour city’s historic ‘Herdic Row’

Liz Miele and Hannah Ramsauer recently hosted Historic Preservation (BSD410) students on a site visit to the adjacent properties ...


Newswatch 16 visits ‘PA Build My Future’

​WNEP’s Chris Keating visited campus for Thursday’s PA Build My Future, filing a report on the second annual introduction ...


Students bolster classroom lessons through industrial site visit

Students in Rob A. Wozniak’s Building Materials I class recently visited Centre Concrete in Montoursville, valuably ...

Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Women in Construction builds confidence in tomorrow’s workforce

The Women in Construction club coordinated activities for ninth through 12th graders, including a networking lunch and group sessions in the architecture/sustainable design, building construction and HVAC/plumbing labs.

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More Information

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

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.

View the Architectural Technology Tool List

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store .

  • 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.
  • Mr. Thomas A Whitehouse, '13, Project Engineer II, Harkins Builders

Associate Director of Admissions

Claire Biggs

SASC, Rm. 1071
800.367.9222 ext. 7503