Residential Construction Technology & Management: Building Construction Technology Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
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About this program

This bachelor-level program lays the framework in residential construction. Studying everything from layout to materials and methods, you’ll learn what it takes to build a home and a career. Management courses on topics like estimating, scheduling, and code compliance coupled with leadership-building experience fuel your momentum to play a leading role in this dynamic field.


Overall Placement


Average Class Size


Hours of Internship Experience


  • Builder
  • Job foreman
  • Site supervisor

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)
  • Weather Resistant Barriers and Finishes (BCT135)
  • Roof Structures (BCT140)
  • Interior Finish (BCT130)
  • 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)
  • Architectural Computer Aided Drafting (ACH135)
  • Managing Construction Safety (BCT307)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Residential Management I (BCT300)
  • Residential Design and Build (BCT321)
  • Managing Changes During Construction (BCT322)
  • 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)
  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114) or
  • College Physics I (PHS115)
  • Humanities Elective (HUM)
  • Social Science Elective (SSE)
  • Art Elective (ART)
  • Foreign Language Elective (FOR) or
  • Applied Arts Elective (AAE) or
  • International Field Experience Elective (IFE)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Payroll, State, and Local Taxation (ACC210)
  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp (BPT)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (COR)

​​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.

  • Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101) or
  • Interpersonal Communication (SPC201)
  • Introduction to Geometry (MTH172) or
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH182)

Construction Labs

Put theory to practice in our fully equipped learning labs dedicated to carpentry, masonry, concrete, and safety. You'll also have access to a computer lab that's reserved for upper-level management coursework.

Industry Partners

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.

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Your knowledge in practice

"Being able to do my internship overseas with a company in a commercial environment has greatly affected my whole Penn College experience. The company was impressed with the unique, hands-on courses that you take here, and also the management aspect related to construction."

Jon McAvoy, Completed a Summer Internship with RMA Asia, in Afghanistan

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Student Life

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.


Ceremony marks college’s contribution to veterans memorial

“God bless these students and their instructors,” the manager of the Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park project ...


Manufacturer opens plant to college’s concrete program

Penn College students and faculty were recently invited by Doug Cassatt, of the Lehigh Hanson Heidleberg Cement Group, to tour ...


Jewelry-makers draw inspiration from concrete lab

A jewelry workshop, a recent fundraiser for Penn College’s ConCreate Design Club, allowed participants to personalize a ...

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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Endorsed by the Pennsylvania Builders Association.

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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.

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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

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