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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.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring   70 or above

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
_______ (2) Technical Elective 3
  Total Credits Required 67

*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
  Term Total 16
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.