Building Construction Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Construction student working in lab

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.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

98%

Placement Rate

56%

Hired BEFORE Graduation

Specialized Building Construction Skills & Business Essentials

Careers

  • Supervisor
  • Construction technician
  • Construction superintendent
Courses

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 Drafting (BCT129)
  • 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 (BCT278)
  • 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.

  • Physics Survey (PHS103) or
  • Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114)
  • Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP) or
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP) or
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) or
  • Core Applied Arts Perspective (AAP) or
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP)

​​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)

 

Facilities

Lab Tour

Meet Professor Kruppenbacher and take a walk through the Building Trades Center at Penn College. Check out the expansive lab spaces where you'll learn how to do everything from framing and roofing to interior finishing techniques like hanging drywall and installing tile and hardwood flooring.

Facilities

Building Construction Labs

Put theory to practice in our fully equipped learning labs dedicated to carpentry, masonry, concrete, and safety.

Student Experience

"The hands-on portion of the degree was unlike anything else around, even across the country. I’m glad I made the decision to come here."

Everett Appleby

Building Construction Technology

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Mar 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, March 158:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, March 151:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 17

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Wednesday, March 171:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 18

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Thursday, March 1812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, March 228:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, March 229:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, March 221:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 24

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Wednesday, March 241:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 25

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Thursday, March 2512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Friday, March 2612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, March 298:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Mar 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, March 299:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 58:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 59:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 5

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 51:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 8

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Thursday, April 812:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 9

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Friday, April 912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 128:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 129:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 12

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 121:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 14

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Wednesday, April 141:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 15

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Thursday, April 1512:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 16

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Friday, April 1612:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 198:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 199:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 19

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 191:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 21

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Wednesday, April 211:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 22

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Thursday, April 2212:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 23

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Friday, April 2312:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 268:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 269:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 26

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Monday, April 261:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 28

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Wednesday, April 281:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 29

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Thursday, April 2912:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Apr 30

Self-Scheduled Personal Tour - Building Construction

Friday, April 3012:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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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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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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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.

SkillsUSA

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.

News
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Grad’s ‘wild journey’ takes award-winning turn

A Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate helped to lead a high-profile metro Washington construction project that recently ...

11.20.2020

Students’ service project brings ‘bit of joy’ to isolated residents

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10.31.2020

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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

Endorsed by the Pennsylvania Builders Association.

View general transfer information

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

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