(Effective Fall 2016)

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. This program 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 choose to declare the Architectural Technology associate-degree major (AT) by declaring a dual degree.

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.

Recommended High School Subjects

Desired high school subjects: algebra and trigonometry, English and composition, physics, computer skills, and trade skills in carpentry, masonry, HVAC, drafting, electrical, etc.

Special Equipment Needs

See the Tool List on the Residential Construction Technology and Management Architectural Technology major web page.

Remediation Strategies

Success in college-level coursework requires minimum levels of proficiency in math, reading, and English. Therefore, all new students must meet placement requirements to demonstrate their skills in these three areas.

Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • develop and implement a comprehensive job-site safety plan in accordance with applicable standards, and be able to ensure project compliance with all pertinent safety and insurance regulations.
  • interpret project drawings, make necessary changes during the construction process, and evaluate the impact of changes on schedules, costs, and resource requirements.
  • apply knowledge of current and emerging building system technologies and codes to evaluate, propose, and plan construction projects for distinctive residential construction projects.
  • manage all aspects of the residential construction process including marketing, planning, estimating, scheduling, quality control, and coordination of job-site resources.
  • communicate effectively with all groups involved in the residential construction process including prospective owners, subcontractors, skilled and unskilled laborers, supervisors, and government representatives.
  • organize and manage all aspects of project cost control using appropriate specialized software and computer hardware.
  • apply knowledge of basic legal and contractual requirements of residential construction projects and be able to incorporate the requirements into plans, drawings, communications, and construction practices.
  • manage human resources aspects of construction project personnel in areas of staffing requirements, training, ethical responsibilities, policy issues, ADA compliance, equal opportunity legislation, union and non-union labor, and conflict resolution.


First Semester Credits
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
ACH101 Introduction to Architecture 1  
ACH111 Architectural Graphics 3  
ACH119 Building Materials I 3  
ACH135 Architectural Computer Aided Drafting 3  
BCT128 Building Materials Applications 2  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
Second Semester Credits
ACH112 Architectural History 3  
ACH128 Working Drawings-Residential 3  
ACH129 Building Materials II 3  
ACH211 Architectural Graphics II 3  
ACH181 Architectural Design Studio I 3  
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
Third Semester Credits
ACH241 Codes, Specifications and Estimating 3  
ACH243 Structural Principles 3  
ACH261 Architectural Design Studio II 3  
ACH262 Sustainability: Building and Living Green 3  Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
Fourth Semester Credits
ACH237 Working Drawings - Commercial 3  
ACH240 Environmental Systems 3  
ACH281 Architectural Design Studio III 4  
ACH Specified Architectural Elective 3  
PHS103 Physics Survey 3  
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
Fifth Semester Credits
BCT255 Construction Estimating 3  
BCT307 Managing Construction Safety 3  
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3  
MGT115 Principles of Management 3  
ENL121 English Composition II 3  
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
Sixth Semester Credits
BCT300 Residential Management I 3  Writing Enriched Requirement
BCT321 Residential Design and Build 1  
BCT322 Managing Changes During Construction 1  
ACC210 Payroll, State, and Local Taxation 3  
MTH172 Introduction to Geometry 3  
MTH182 College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3  
BPT Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
ART Art Elective 3  
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
Summer Session Credits
BCT496I Senior Project Internship 3  
Seventh Semester Credits
BCT340 Land and Property Development 1  
BCT308 Residential Management II 2  
BCT330 Residential Building Systems 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
OEA Open Elective 3  
SCL Science Elective with lab 4  
Eighth Semester Credits
BCT411 Advanced Residential Estimating and Scheduling 3  
BCT420 Advanced Mechanical Systems 2  
BCT430 Contemporary Issues in Residential Construction 3  Science, Technology and Society Requirement
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3  
MGT248 Supervision and Human Relations 3  
OEA Open Elective 3