Students who complete this A.S. degree typically work for a home builder, subcontractor, material supplier or small general contractor. Graduates of this program also have the skills and educational background to start their own business. Students who have graduated from any Florida state-approved apprenticeship program will receive 16 articulated credit hours (listed as articulated credit courses below) toward the Building Construction Technology A.S. degree upon the completion of 12 hours of college level coursework at Seminole State College .
|BCN2230||Construction Materials and Methods I|
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing wall, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
|BCN2231||Construction Materials and Methods II|
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: doors/windows, construction finishes, specialties and accessories, equipment, furnishings, special construction, conveyance systems, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and electrical/controls systems. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
Blueprint Reading is a study of the principles involved in the use and interpretation of drawings and specifications commonly used in light construction. Topics include history of recorded drawings, architectural and structural details, materials, structural, mechanical and electrical systems and related building code requirements. Lab fee required.
|BCN2721||Construction Planning and Cost Control I|
This course is an overview of several project scheduling methods for construction, including Gantt charts, logic, diagrams, critical path method, calendar day scheduling and project expediting. Lab fee required.
|BCT2730||Project Management and Supervision|
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the construction superintendent's role in the construction process. Generally accepted practices among construction superintendents are explored in detail. Lab fee required.
An overview of estimating. Topics include the analysis and determination of costs, the classification of materials, labor and subcontracted work into the smallest manageable units and the development of a simple estimate. Lab fee required.
|Articulated Credit for Apprenticeship Graduates Only.|
This course offers insights into the principles and practices of commercial and industrial building construction using structural steel, timber and concrete. The course introduces the student to the systems, methods and equipment available and commonly used on construction projects - from site work through certificate of occupancy.
|BCT1040||Introduction to Blueprint Reading|
This course introduces students to the different types of plans included within a construction set of drawings and how they convey the scope of work included in the construction contract (architectural, structural, plumbing, H.V.A.C., electrical), including the symbols and details utilized within the documents and how the specifications identify the materials and methods of construction. This is a Credit-by-Exam block course for apprenticeship students only.
|BCT1703||Work Place Safety and Worker's Compensation Insurance|
This course covers need-to-know information for students working in the construction environment. It includes personnel clothing and protective equipment required for safe working conditions. The course also identifies long-term injuries, minimizing risk, common sense safety practices and current OSHA requirements for builders. This course is also offered as Credit-by-Exam for apprenticeship students.
This course covers the basic documentation required to successfully coordinate the construction processes needed on a construction project. Included is a specific introduction of the various project documents and management reports such as daily logs and production reports. The course also includes exposure to various control logs and monitoring techniques both on- and off-site. Quality control issues are discussed. This course is also offered as Credit-by-Exam for apprenticeship students.
This course reviews the southern standard building code and associated trade codes that affect the respective construction processes. The student will develop an understanding of building codes and their importance in the design and permitting processes. This course is also offered as Credit-by-Exam for apprenticeship students.
|BCT1001||Applied Mathematical Concepts for Design and Construction|
This course provides the practical mathematical skills needed in the architectural, construction and associated subcontract professions. The course helps to convey basic mathematical concepts and their specific applications into the architecture and construction industry. The direct, practical approach emphasizes careful, complete explanations with actual on-the-job examples. This course will provide a summary/review of basic mathematical concepts: Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.
|EGS1111C||Engineering Graphics - Drawing|
This course is an introduction to the techniques of mechanical drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, spatial visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
|ETD1320C||Computer-Aided Design I|
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
This course covers the theory and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to land and construction surveying. Lab fee required.
|Choose four credits from the following list:|
|ARC1301||Architectural Design I|
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of building design and spatial analysis. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
|BCN2251C||Building Construction and Drafting|
This course is a study of the techniques and symbology involved in the preparation of light construction plans, structural sections, framing, elevations and details used in working and presentation drawings. Lab fee required.
|BCN2930||Selected Studies in Building Construction|
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. This course may be taken four times for credit. Lab fee required.
|BCN29xx||Cooperative Education Internship in Building Construction||1-3|
|ETD1340C||Computer-Aided Design II|
In this course students will learn advanced two- and three-dimensional drafting techniques. Menu and program modification will be emphasized along with improved speed and accuracy. Lab fee required.
|General Education Courses|
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
|Humanities General Education course||3|
|Mathematics General Education course||3|
|Science General Education course||3|
|Social Science General Education course ||3|