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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Construction Technology - Building Construction
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5317
Chairperson: Dr. Christine M. LaPlante
Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-7355

Mission: The mission of the Construction Technology program is to meet the educational needs of the construction industry by training entry-level construction managers and by providing continuing education for construction employees.

Program Objectives: A graduate of the Construction Technology program will be able to:

  • perform necessary surveys for construction site layout;
  • interpret construction drawings and perform quantity surveys and estimates;
  • plan, schedule and coordinate residential or commercial construction;
  • prepare drawings for a residential or commercial construction project and apply appropriate building codes;
  • perform shop and field calculations required for steel and concrete structures;
  • perform basic computer applications in a construction office;
  • interpret materials specifications;
  • apply management principles to a construction project; and
  • assist in the layout and development of subdivisions.

This program trains the student in the field of construction management. There is a growing need for people trained in management in construction. This program is the first in the country to achieve accreditation by the American Council for Construction Education.

The program also offers the Carpentry option and the Sheet Metal option, for individuals who have completed the apprenticeship program in the appropriate trade.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I & II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course)   70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $705.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

CIVL 101 Surveying I 4
CIVL 110 Engineering Graphics 3
CIVL 114 Construction Materials 2
CIVL 213 Soils and Foundations 3
CIVL 222 Building Construction I 3
CIVL 224 Estimating 3
CNST 103 Blueprint Reading for Technologies 3
CNST 110** Statics and Strength of Materials 3
CNST 120 Architectural Drawing I 2
CNST 130 Principles & Practices of Light Construction I 3
CNST 202 Construction Planning and Control 3
CNST 210** Steel Construction 3
CNST 211** Concrete Construction 3
CNST 231 Building Service Systems 3
CNST 239 Construction Capstone 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
PHYS 115 Physics 4
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society 3
_______ (1) Restricted Mathematics Elective 7–8
_______ (2) Technical Elective 3
  Total Credits Required 67–68

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**A grade of “C” or better is required for program completion and as a course specific prerequisite.

(1) Restricted Mathematics Elective – Must be chosen from – MATH 110, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 165, MATH 175, MATH 176, MATH 180 or MATH 190.

(2) Technical Elective – May be chosen from CNST 133, CNST 230, CNST 232, CNST 239 or any course beginning with CIVL.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term
FORM 101 College Forum * 1
CIVL 101 Surveying I 4
CIVL 110 Engineering Graphics 3
CIVL 114
Construction Materials 2
CNST 103
Blueprint Reading for Technologies 3
  Restricted Math Elective 3-4
  Term Total 16-17
Second Term
CIVL 222 Building Construction I 3
CNST 110
Statics and Strength of Materials 3
CNST 120
Architectural Drawing I 2
CNST 130
Principles & Practices of Light Construction I 3
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
  Restricted Math Elective 4
  Term Total 18
Third Term
CIVL 213
Soils and Foundations 3
CIVL 224
Estimating 3
CNST 210
Steel Construction 3
PHYS 115
Physics 4
SOCL 120 Cultural Diversity in American Society 3
  Term Total 16
Fourth Term
CNST 202
Construction Planning and Control 3
CNST 211
Concrete Construction 3
CNST 231
Building Service Systems 3
CNST 239
Construction Capstone 3
ENGL 102
English Composition II 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Term Total 18
*Required of first time, full-time students.