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 is based on students' completion of an applied technology curriculum in a building technology related field.
Related associate degrees include:
- Building Construction
The major allows students who have acquired appropriate applied technology skills in their first two years to move into advanced course work related to residential construction and management. Additional course work 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, change management, and energy management issues.
The Bachelor of Science in Residential Construction Technology and Management is a "two-plus-two" degree program, providing an opportunity for students who have earned an associate degree in a building technology program to continue study toward a baccalaureate degree. The degree may have been completed on the Penn College campus or at a two-year institution. After completing the first four semesters, Penn College students must petition to graduate with the appropriate A.A.S. degree before entering the bachelor degree program.
Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment.
Degree progresses from hands-on coursework in a completed A.A.S. degree to advanced coursework in residential construction and management.
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 $93,370 in May 2018. The top 10 percent earned more than $161,510.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||70,300||$49.47||$102,910|
|Residential Building Construction||42,750||$46.48||$96,690|
|Building Equipment Contractors||35,520||$50.75||$105,550|
|Utility System Construction||17,560||$51.57||$107,270|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||17,010||$47.03||$97,820|
Statistics reported in May 2018
Special Admissions Requirements
Students seeking entrance must have completed an associate's degree in a construction-related program. Students in Penn College A.A.S. majors that do not currently require MTH 180 should be advised that MTH 180 is required for the Residential Construction Technology and Management major.
Read more about the required internship.
All students entering the major will be considered for junior-level status, as they will have earned the first two years in their respective associate-degree majors in a building construction discipline. Eligible majors include Electrical Technology (EL), Architectural Technology (AT), Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology (HV), Landscape/Horticulture Technology (LE), Building Construction Technology (CB), Concrete Science (SS), and Masonry (MN). Students who have not met the bachelor-degree requirements for the first four semesters will be required to take the necessary courses in order to complete the degree. Students transferring from other institutions with an A.A.S. in a relevant applied technology field will be evaluated for admission to the BRM major based on their degree and appropriate course work in general education areas. Additional transfer protocols, as established by the College, apply (see www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm).
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.
- Mr. Thomas A Whitehouse, '13, Project Engineer II, Harkins Builders
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.