- School of Construction & Design Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Building Construction Technology: Masonry Emphasis
This major provides students with the skills necessary for careers in masonry construction, including design, layout, estimating, and erection. Instruction is provided in all aspects of blocklaying, bricklaying, and stone, along with the technologies of fireplace and structural masonry construction. Related courses and electives improve the student's potential for advancement and further prepare the graduate for employment. Instruction is broad-based to expose students to all types of construction features they may find. Students learn to solve problems and accomplish multi-faceted tasks in the industry. This major may serve as a basis for continued education leading to a bachelor's degree in Residential Construction Technology and Management (BRM).
Students graduate with entry-level skills in masonry. Additional skills in architectural drawing, blueprint reading, estimating and related topics make the graduate qualified for a variety of positions such as blocklayer or bricklayer, inspector, sales representative, and entry-level management. Also, graduates could seek self-employment in masonry trades.
Recommended High School Subjects
Three years of English, two years of algebra, and one year of science.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Building Construction Technology Masonry major web page.
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).
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 GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- practice approved safety procedures in various work situations.
- read and interpret drawings and blueprints.
- identify the building codes related to all various aspects of the residential building industry.
- write clear, accurate, and complete reports to industry standards.
- demonstrate the correct use of tools and methods.
- demonstrate good construction methods with regard to concrete block and brick construction.
- identify building materials and how they relate to each other structurally.
- use computer skills to store and retrieve estimates as related to the trade.
- demonstrate the ability to apply modern decision making techniques and the potential for managerial growth.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|BCT103||Construction Hand and Power Tools||1||3||M||REQ|
|BCT104||Construction Safety and Equipment||1||3||M||REQ|
|BCT110||Site Preparation and Layout||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|BCT117||Construction Materials and Application I||3||3||M||REQ|
|BCT107||Print Reading and Architectural Drafting||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1||S||FIT|
|MCT230||Advanced Masonry Principles||5||2||9||M||REQ|
|MCT262||Structural Masonry Systems||5||2||9||M||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|BCT256||Residential Construction Planning, Scheduling and Management||3||3||M||REQ|
|BCT268||Construction Technology Applications||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|BCT305||Codes in Construction||1||1||M||REQ|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3||S||SSE|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3||S||FOR|
|AAE||Applied Arts Elective||3||S||AAE|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3||S||IFE|
MTH 180 is recommended for students desiring to transfer into B.S. majors after completing A.A.S. requirements.
Endorsed by the Pennsylvania Builders Association.