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Construction Bachelor of Science

Construction Bachelor of Science
Type: BS
Subplan Code: CONST-BS
CIP: 1101510012

Program Description

Seminole State College's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction leads to professional licensure as a general contractor (Certified GC and/or Building Contractor) and jobs in high-demand fields.  Seminole State prepares the student to manage projects from conception to completion.  Building construction principles taught in the classroom are enhanced through real-world applications.

Why Seminole State?

  • Community involvement: Students participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and join student chapters of the United States Green Building Council and Associated General Contractors of America.
  • Online completion: The B.S. concentrations are available entirely online.
  • Outstanding reputation: The Building Construction Technology program has a 100% placement rate with local companies.
  • Scholar-Practitioner faculty:  All full-time construction faculty are Florida-licensed professionals who are actively involved in the industry.  These scholar-practitioner faculty have real-world experience, professional licensure in construction, engineering or architecture and a credentialed and scholarly academic background.

Profession

Successful construction managers have excellent leadership skills and are able to plan and conduct operations for construction projects from design to occupancy.  Typically, they work on major projects with design and construction professionals, optimizing the use of manpower and materials, solving problems and thinking creatively.  Construction managers use clear communication, teamwork and organization skills.  Construction managers, often called general contractors or project managers, coordinate and supervise a wide variety of projects, including the building of all types of public, residential, commercial and industrial structures. Although most managers oversee construction projects from start to finish, some consult with developers and builders on construction related issues.

Career Opportunities

  • Building/Construction Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • General Contractor
  • Permitting and Government Liaison
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Manager
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Safety Inspector
  • Safety Manager
  • Scheduler
  • Sustainable Construction Manager

Job Outlook

Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).  Construction managers will be needed as overall construction activity expands.  Population and business growth will result in the construction of many new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other structures over the coming decade. 

Placement and Salary Information

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Program Admission

Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures.  In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework:

  • Completion of an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or selected Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees from any regionally accredited Florida institution:
    • A.S., Architectural Design and Construction Technology (CIP 1615010100)
    • A.S., Building Construction Technology (CIP 1615100101)
    • A.S., Civil Engineering Technology (CIP 1715020101)
    • A.S., Construction Management Technology (CIP 1646041200)

    All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis.

  • A GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Program Progression Requirements:
    • An Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in any one of the regionally accredited Florida programs listed above satisfies the Construction Technical Foundation requirements detailed in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Construction degree program. Students with any other degree must complete the Technical Foundation courses with a grade of "C" or higher along with the non-technical foundation courses.
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Courses
Available Courses Shown in Green
Required Courses
27
Note: EGN 3310 can be used to satisfy the ETG 2502 requirement.
Construction Concentrations
9

Choose 9 credits from 1 of the following Construction Concentrations:

  • Commercial Construction Management 
  • Project Management
  • Site Planning and Residential Development
Commercial Construction Management Concentration
Project Management Concentration
Site Planning and Residential Development Concentration
Electives, Technical and Non-Technical Foundation Courses
54
  • Construction Electives include Construction Technical Foundation courses.  Students transferring into this baccalaureate program with 1 of the 4 A.S. degrees listed in the admissions requirements section will be considered to have completed the Technical Foundations courses.  Students transferring with any other regionally accredited A.S. or A.A. degree must complete the Technical Foundation courses.
  • All construction Non-Technical Foundation courses are required for the B.S. degree.  Certain Non-Technical Foundation courses may meet General Education requirements.
Non-Technical Foundation Courses
Other Business (GEB), Management (MAN), Accounting (ACG) and Finance (FIN) courses may be acceptable with department permission
or higher level Physics course
Technical Foundation Courses
General Education Courses
36

Communications General Education courses

9
Credits

History General Education course

3
Credits

Humanities General Education courses

6
Credits

Mathematics General Education courses

6
Credits
Science General Education courses
6
Credits

Social Science General Education courses

6
Credits
Total Credits:
126
Note:

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” 

Note:

Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree-granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.

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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