Effective Fall 2022

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:

  • Architecture
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Concrete Science Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Technology

Students in other discipline areas may enroll in the Residential Construction Technology and Management with permission of the dean or assistant dean, and should consult with school staff regarding transfer of courses.

The major allows 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, change management, and energy management issues.

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.

Special Admissions Requirements

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

Architecture (AX)
Building Construction Technology (CB)
Concrete Science Technology (SS)
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HV)

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 programs within Penn College, or 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.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).

Transfer Procedures

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 https://www.pct.edu/admissions/transfer/transferring-credits). 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.

Curriculum

First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
BRMDirected Building Technology Electives 11 MBRM
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
MTH123Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
or
MTH181College Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
BRMDirected Building Technology Electives 13 MBRM
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
BRMDirected Building Technology Electives 11 MBRM
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 33 SREQ
PHS103Physics Survey 33 SREQ
or
PHS114Physics with Technological Applications 43 3 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
BRMDirected Building Technology Electives 11 MBRM
BCT255Construction Estimating 33 SREQ
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fifth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
BCT300Residential Management I 3Writing Enriched Requirement3 MREQ
BCT307Managing Construction Safety 33 MREQ
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
SPCSpeech Elective 3 SSPC
TOTAL CREDITS 12
Sixth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
BCT321Residential Design & Build 1 3 MREQ
BCT322Managing Changes During Construction 11 MREQ
MTH172Introduction to Geometry 32.50 1.50 SREQ
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
SCIScience Elective 3 SSCI
or
SCLScience Elective with lab 4 SSCL
OEAOpen Elective 3 SOEA
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Summer SessionCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
BCT477Residential Construction Industry Internship 1 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 1
Seventh SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
BCT342Contemporary Issues in Residential Construction 22 MREQ
BCT308Residential Management II 22 MREQ
BCT330Residential Building Systems 33 MREQ
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
TOTAL CREDITS 13
Eighth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
BCT411Advanced Residential Estimating & Scheduling 32 3 MREQ
BCT420Advanced Mechanical Systems 22 MREQ
BCT409Residential Building Construction Project 33 MREQ
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
OEAOpen Elective 3 SOEA
TOTAL CREDITS 14

Directed Building Technology Electives include ACH, ACR, BCT, CAD, CST, MCT, and PLH courses. Major courses other than those previously listed will need department approval.

Associate degree students taking PHS 103 during their first four semesters must take a 4-credit science elective with a lab in the sixth semester. Those associate degree students who complete PHS 114 during their first four semesters may take a 3-credit science elective during their sixth semester. In order to meet core educational requirements, science elective credits must be a minimum of 7.