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A.S. Degree, Building Construction Technology

Degree Type: A.S.
Major Code: BLDCN-AS
CIP: 1615100101

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 .

Note: Entry into the college degree program requires official transcripts indicating the successful completion of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.

Students may complete the following college credit certificate as part of the Building Construction degree:

  • Building Construction Technology Technical Certificate
Major Courses
AvailableBCN2230Construction 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 walls, 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.
AvailableBCN2231Construction Materials and Methods II
An in-depth study of the techniques, structure, characteristics, analysis and application of modern construction and engineering materials with an emphasis on the processing, structure, properties and performance interrelationship. Students will gain an understanding of material science and use experimentation to discover applications and techniques of materials. An emphasis will be placed on high-performance materials within the built environment.
AvailableBCN2272Blueprint Reading
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.
AvailableBCN2721Construction 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.
AvailableBCT2731Project Management Simulation
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the project manager's role in the construction process. Students will use their knowledge of estimating, scheduling, materials and methods of construction to manage a simulated construction project. Lab fee required.
AvailableBCT2770Estimating Fundamentals
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.
Support Courses
AvailableBCT1001Applied 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.
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AvailableETD1320CComputer-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.
AvailableARC1301Architectural 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.
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AvailableCGS1060CComputer and Internet Literacy
This course provides an introductory study of computer topics. Students completing this course will have a solid understanding of how to use a personal computer, access information using the Internet, send and receive email, manage computer files and utilize operating system tools. In addition, the student will receive hands-on experience with word processing software. This course utilizes classroom lectures and hands-on computer exercises. No prior experience with computers is assumed. Lab fee required.
AvailableETD1340CComputer-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.
AvailableEET1035CFundamentals of AC/DC Electricity
This is an introductory course in basic electricity intended for the engineering technology programs. It consists of the concepts, laws and definitions encountered in AC and DC electric circuits.
The following courses may be used as Articulated Credit for Apprenticeship Graduates.
AvailableBCN1001Introduction to the Built Environment
This course will familiarize pre-construction students with the nature and functioning of the construction industry and the building construction curriculum, labs and technology. The specific roles, practices and techniques within the construction industry will be emphasized and will include knowledge of the organizational structure associated with the design and construction process (architect, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor and material suppliers) and current trends in industry.
AvailableBCN1221Principles of Building Construction
This course offers insight 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.
Not availableBCT1703Work 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.
Not availableBCT1705Construction Documentation
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.
Not availableBCT2760Construction Codes
This course reviews the international and local building codes and associated trade codes that affect the construction process. The student will develop an understanding of building codes and their importance in the design and permitting processes. This course is offered as articulated credit for apprenticeship students.
General Education Courses
AvailableENC1101English I
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 course3
Mathematics General Education course3
Science General Education course3
Social Science General Education course 3
Total Credits:64
Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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