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Construction Bachelor of Science

Construction Bachelor of Science
Type: BS
Major 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) high-demand jobs.  Seminole State prepares the student to manage projects from conception to completion with an emphasis on project management.  Building construction principles taught in the classroom are enhanced through real-world applications.

Why Seminole State?

  • Community involvement: Students participate in community service learning projects, visit major construction sites and engage with the local construction companies during monthly industry sponsored "Toolbox Talk" events.  Students are encouraged to join student chapters of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).
  • Online completion: Seminole State offers a clear pathway to earn a B.S. Construction degree completely online from the comfort of home.  A completed A.S. degree in construction transfers into the B.S. degree and provides the foundation of the degree.  Designed for the full-time working student or for those with other commitments, a part-time lock step program allows a student to complete the bachelor degree within three years.
  • 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, 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

Visit Smart-College-Choices.com to access employment numbers and the estimated average, annual full-time wage for graduates of this program.

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., Construction Management (CIP 1646041201)
    • A.S., Construction Management (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 Required Construction Program Prerequisite
    • requirements detailed in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Construction degree program. Students with any other degree must complete the Required Construction Program Prerequisites with a grade of "C" or higher before starting the Construction Courses (Upper Division).
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Available Courses
Prerequisite Courses
22

Construction Program Prerequisites

Courses must be completed with a "C" or higher. All Construction Program Prerequisites must be completed prior to starting Construction Upper Division Required Courses.
Required Courses
33

Construction Required Core Courses

Note: EGN 3310 can be used to satisfy the ETG 2502 requirement.
Note: ETG 2502 must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
Electives & Additional Required Core

Business & Management Foundation Courses

12

Any BUL prefix course

3
Credits

Any ACG, APA, or FIN prefix course not already required

3
Credits

Any ECO prefix course

3
Credits

Construction Electives

6
BCN
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Any BCN prefix college credit course
BCT
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Any BCT prefix college credit course
or higher level College credit Construction course not already taken. If estimating and scheduling courses were not taken as part of the AS or AA degree, students must take BCN 2721 and BCT 2770 courses as the Construction Electives.

Required Math and Science Foundation Courses.  Courses satisfy General Education Courses.

6
or higher level mathematics course
or higher level Physics course

Electives

17

Any College credit course not already required.

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
A minimum of 3 credits in Mathematics must be higher than Algebra and Trigonometry in order to satisfy the ACCE accreditation program requirements.
Science General Education courses
6
Credits

Social Science General Education courses

6
Credits
Total Credits:
126
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.

Note:

Honors in the Major is an indication that the student pursues academic excellence and exhibits leadership qualities. The Honors in the Major Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to do classwork and projects that expose them to the latest in technology and methodology. Refer to the Honors in the Major section of this catalog for details.

Note:

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.  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.” 

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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