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 a BS degree that is based on students' completion of an applied technology curriculum in Masonry for the first four semesters of the program.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Residential Construction Technology and management will allow students who have acquired appropriate applied technology skills in their first two years to move into advanced coursework related to residential construction and management. Additional coursework 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, and energy management issues.

Students may also choose to declare the Building Construction Technology: Masonry Emphasis (MN) associate degree major by declaring a dual degree.

Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment. Read more...

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About the curriculum

Classes

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Accreditation & Industry Connections
Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA)

BCT255 is recommended for students in the BRN program of study.

Endorsed by the Pennsylvania Builders Association.

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

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 $87,400 in May 2015. The top 10 percent earned more than $155,200.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Nonresidential Building Construction57,930$47.88$99,590
Residential Building Construction37,400$43.91$91,330
Building Equipment Contractors32,100$46.88$97,510
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors14,460$44.92$93,430
Utility System Construction13,470$47.42$98,630

Statistics reported in May 2015

Internship Requirement

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Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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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.

Tool List

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

Clubs & Activities

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

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Architectural Student Association (ASA)

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Construction Management Association (CMA)

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Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

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Carpentry & Construction Technology Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Steve Brannan, 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, Assistant Project Manager, Jingoli Power
  • Mr. Carl Hillyard, Retired Instructor (PCT)
  • Mr. Robert Jones, Vice President, Glick Associates Inc.
  • Mr. Ken Kurtz, President/CEO, Ken Kurtz Builders
  • Dustin M Ott, Project Manager, Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.
  • Mr. Warren Peter, President/CEO, Warren Peter Construction, Inc.
  • Mr. Zachary Reiver, Assistant Project Manager/Field Engineer, E. R. Stuebner, Inc.

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.

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