Residential Construction Technology & Management

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.


Choose from 6 Areas of Specialization


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.

  • Directed Building Technology Electives (BRM)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Architectural Computer Aided Drafting (ACH135) or
  • Construction Estimating (BCT255)
  • Managing Construction Safety (BCT307)
  • Residential Management I (BCT300)
  • Residential Design and Build (BCT321)
  • Managing Changes During Construction (BCT322)
  • Residential Construction Industry Internship (BCT476)
  • 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)

​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 Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Science Elective (SCI) or
  • Science Elective with lab (SCL)
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Exploration Electives (OEE)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Supervision and Human Relations (MGT248)

​​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)
  • Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH124) or
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • Introduction to Geometry (MTH172)

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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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.


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Dual Degree

Select your area of focus

Students entering this bachelor degree as first semester freshman must declare a dual degree in one of the following associate's degrees:

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

Students entering this bachelor’s degree must declare a dual degree with one of the following associate's degree majors:

Building Construction Technology (CB)
Architecture (AX)
Concrete Science Technology (SS)
Electrical Construction (EB)
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HV)
Landscape/Horticulture Technology: Landscape Emphasis (LE)

Current students in any of the above associate degrees who desire to earn a bachelor’s degree in Residential Construction Technology and Management must declare a dual degree with this major. Established dual degree requirements must be satisfied.

Students transferring from other institutions with an A.A.S. in a related applied construction technology field will be evaluated for admission to the Residential Construction Technology and Management major based on their degree and related technical coursework.

Students transferring from other institutions with an A.A.S. in a related applied construction technology field will be evaluated for admission to the Residential Construction Technology and Management major based on their degree and related technical coursework. General education coursework will be evaluated according to the transfer standards of the institution (see Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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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 Building Construction Technology Tool List

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

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.

  • 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

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