About this program
Plan, design, and execute homes and smaller-scale commercial buildings. From estimating and layout to material selection and safety considerations, coursework taps into all phases of the construction process from start to finish.
Applicants of this major may qualify for the BE Scholars Scholarship.
- Construction technician
- Construction superintendent
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.
- Construction Hand and Power Tools (BCT103)
- Construction Safety and Equipment (BCT104)
- Framing Principles (BCT109)
- Site Preparation and Layout (BCT110)
- Construction Materials and Application I (BCT117)
- Construction Materials and Applications II (BCT118)
- Print Reading and Architectural Drafting (BCT107)
- Interior Finish (BCT130)
- Weather Resistant Barriers and Finishes (BCT135)
- Roof Structures (BCT140)
- Masonry Principles (BCT234)
- Concrete Construction (BCT238)
- Introduction to Electrical and Mechanical Systems (BCT260)
- Construction Estimating (BCT255)
- Residential Construction Planning, Scheduling and Management (BCT256)
- Trim and Millwork (BCT259)
- Construction Technology Applications (BCT268)
- Codes in Construction (BCT305)
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.
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.
- First Year Experience (FYE101)
- Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
- Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH124) or
- College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
- English Composition I (ENL111)
- Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
- Physics Survey (PHS103) or
- Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114)
Work with experts to become an expert
Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.
Follow your passion
Residential Construction Technology & Management: Building Construction Technology Concentration
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Concrete Science Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S)
Lead and put your skills to the test
Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)
PCCA, the Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), allows students to participate in national competitions such as the NAHB Student Competition, to earn building industry awards.
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.
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 ...
Students, veterans share monumental meet-up
A Penn College construction class, continuing its involvement with a memorial project along West Fourth Street, was visited ...
Pennsylvania Builders Association honors Penn College student
A building construction technology major at Pennsylvania College of Technology has received an Outstanding Student Award from ...
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.