The Bachelor of Science degree in Residential Construction Technology and Management: Architecture Concentration 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.

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, and 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

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 http://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.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
ACH101 Introduction to Architecture 1 1 M REQ
ACH111 Architectural Graphics 3 1 6 M REQ
ACH119 Building Materials I 3 2 3 M REQ
ACH135 Architectural Computer Aided Drafting 3 2 3 M REQ
ACH112 Architectural History 3 2 3 M REQ
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACH141 Building Codes & Accessibility 2 1.50 1.50 M REQ
ACH139 Construction Documents - Residential 3 1 6 M REQ
ACH129 Building Materials II 3 2 3 M REQ
ACH211 Architectural Graphics II 3 2 3 M REQ
ACH181 Architectural Design Studio I 3 1 6 M REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACH239 Construction Documents - Commercial 3 1 6 M REQ
ACH243 Structural Principles 3 3 M REQ
ACH261 Architectural Design Studio II 3 2 3 M REQ
ACH262 Sustainability: Building and Living Green 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
2 3 M REQ
SPC Speech Elective 3   S SPC
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACH264 Computers and Estimating 3 2 3 M REQ
ACH240 Environmental Systems 3 2 3 M REQ
ACH281 Architectural Design Studio III 4 2 6 M REQ
ACH Specified Architectural Elective 3   M ACH
PHS103 Physics Survey 3 3 S REQ
or
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCT255 Construction Estimating 3 3 M REQ
BCT307 Managing Construction Safety 3 3 M REQ
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 M REQ
ENL121 English Composition II 3 3 S REQ
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
SSP Core Social Science Perspective 3   S SSP
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCT300 Residential Management I 3 Writing Enriched Requirement 3 M REQ
BCT321 Residential Design and Build 1 3 M REQ
BCT322 Managing Changes During Construction 1 1 M REQ
ACC210 Payroll, State, and Local Taxation 3 3 M REQ
MTH172 Introduction to Geometry 3 2.50 1.50 S REQ
or
MTH182 College Algebra and Trigonometry II 3 3 S REQ
CDP Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective 3   S CDP
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCT496I Senior Project Internship 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 3
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCT340 Land and Property Development 1 1 M REQ
BCT308 Residential Management II 2 2 M REQ
BCT330 Residential Building Systems 3 3 M REQ
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3   S HIP
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
SCL Science Elective with lab 4   S SCL
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BCT411 Advanced Residential Estimating and Scheduling 3 2 3 M REQ
BCT420 Advanced Mechanical Systems 2 2 M REQ
BCT430 Contemporary Issues in Residential Construction 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement 3 M REQ
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
MGT248 Supervision and Human Relations 3 3 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 17