About this program
This bachelor-level program lays the framework in residential construction. Studying everything from layout to materials and methods, you’ll learn what it takes to build a home and a career. Management courses on topics like estimating, scheduling, and code compliance coupled with leadership-building experience fuel your momentum to play a leading role in this dynamic field.
- Job foreman
- Site supervisor
At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.
Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.
- Construction Hand and Power Tools (BCT103)
- Construction Safety and Equipment (BCT104)
- Framing Principles (BCT109)
- Site Preparation and Layout (BCT110)
- Construction Materials and Application I (BCT117)
- Construction Materials and Applications II (BCT118)
- Print Reading and Architectural Drafting (BCT107)
- Weather Resistant Barriers and Finishes (BCT135)
- Roof Structures (BCT140)
- Interior Finish (BCT130)
- Masonry Principles (BCT234)
- Concrete Construction (BCT238)
- Introduction to Electrical and Mechanical Systems (BCT260)
- Construction Estimating (BCT255)
- Residential Construction Planning, Scheduling and Management (BCT256)
- Trim and Millwork (BCT259)
- Construction Technology Applications (BCT268)
- Codes in Construction (BCT305)
- Architectural Computer Aided Drafting (ACH135)
- Managing Construction Safety (BCT307)
- Principles of Management (MGT115)
- Residential Management I (BCT300)
- Residential Design and Build (BCT321)
- Managing Changes During Construction (BCT322)
- Senior Project Internship (BCT496I)
- Land and Property Development (BCT340)
- Residential Management II (BCT308)
- Residential Building Systems (BCT330)
- Advanced Residential Estimating and Scheduling (BCT411)
- Advanced Mechanical Systems (BCT420)
- Contemporary Issues in Residential Construction (BCT430)
- Supervision and Human Relations (MGT248)
Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.
- Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
- Humanities Elective (HUM)
- Social Science Elective (SSE)
- Art Elective (ART)
- Foreign Language Elective (FOR) or
- Applied Arts Elective (AAE) or
- International Field Experience Elective (IFE)
- Science Elective (SCI)
- Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp (BPT)
- Open Elective (OEA)
- Liberal Arts Elective (COR)
Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.
- First Year Experience (FYE101)
- Information, Technology, and Society (CSC124)
- College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
- English Composition I (ENL111)
- English Composition II (ENL121) or
- Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
- Physics with Technological Applications (PHS114) or
- College Physics I (PHS115)
- Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
- Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101) or
- Interpersonal Communication (SPC201)
- Payroll, State, and Local Taxation (ACC210)
- Introduction to Geometry (MTH172) or
- College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH182)
Work with experts to become an expert
Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.
Your knowledge in practice
"Being able to do my internship overseas with a company in a commercial environment has greatly affected my whole Penn College experience. The company was impressed with the unique, hands-on courses that you take here, and also the management aspect related to construction."
Jon McAvoy, Completed a Summer Internship with RMA Asia, in Afghanistan
Residential Construction Technology & Management: Building Construction Technology
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Building Construction Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Residential Construction Technology & Management: Architecture Concentration
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Lead and put your skills to the test
Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)
Student Organizations at Penn College
Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.
Students bolster classroom lessons through industrial site visit
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Students, veterans share monumental meet-up
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Pennsylvania Builders Association honors Penn College student
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The community as their classroom
Women in Construction builds confidence in tomorrow’s workforce
The Women in Construction club coordinated activities for ninth through 12th graders, including a networking lunch and group sessions in the architecture/sustainable design, building construction and HVAC/plumbing labs.