Building Science & Sustainable Design: Building Construction Technology Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Student presenting construction plans

About this program

Because doing the right thing matters. To our planet and to our future. At Penn College, tomorrow makers are learning new ways to integrate sustainable concepts throughout all phases of the building process. With this degree, you’ll preserve tomorrow for future generations with conscientious practices that give back for years to come.


Overall Placement Rate


Hired BEFORE Graduation


Average Class Size


  • Contractors
  • Estimators
  • Job-site supervisors

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.

    ​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.

      ​​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.

        Student Experience

        "I came to join an organization called Steadfast Nepal, a company started in Nepal by U.S. Steadfast Companies shortly after the earthquake to help rebuild using both traditional and alternative building methods. 

        Our main objective is to help provide homes for some of the most vulnerable people in Nepal. As a project manager for Steadfast Nepal, I’ve gotten to work on homes, schools and various other projects."

        Daniel LaSota


        Your knowledge in practice

        Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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        Student Life

        Lead and put your skills to the test

        Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

        PCCA, the Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), allows students to participate in national competitions such as the NAHB Student Competition, to earn building industry awards.

        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

        Students in Rob A. Wozniak’s Building Materials I class recently visited Centre Concrete in Montoursville, valuably ...


        Students, veterans share monumental meet-up

        A Penn College construction class, continuing its involvement with a memorial project along West Fourth Street, was visited ...


        Pennsylvania Builders Association honors Penn College student

        A building construction technology major at Pennsylvania College of Technology has received an Outstanding Student Award from ...

        Study Abroad

        Gain global experience

        See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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        More Information

        Students will be required to take the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) exam as part of their BSD 450 "Sustainable Rating Systems" course.

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        Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

        Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

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        Computer/Software Recommendations

        Students in the Building Science and Sustainable Design program are not required to purchase their own personal computers. Many of our classrooms are equipped with computers and we have open computer labs most evenings and during the weekend.

        Still, many students choose to purchase a laptop computer for their own convenience. Those who wish to do so are advised to look into the minimum system requirements established by Autodesk for the various software packages used by the students in our program. For BSD students, these software packages include AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit Architecture, and 3D Studio Max. BSC students use only Revit Architecture. We generally use the most up-to-date release of each of these programs.

        Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store .

        • Mr. Larry Basile, '91, Vice President of Sales, Supply Source, Inc.
        • Mr. David W Daneker, '81, Project/Property Manager, Susquehanna Health
        • Mr. Robert J Gehr, AIA, NCARB, '86, Regional Director, Larson Design Group, Inc.
        • Mr. Jeff A LeFevre, '75, President, LeFevre Wilk Architects, LLC
        • Mr. Brent A Stebbins, '88, Architect/Designer, RLPS Architects
        • Mr. Anthony H Visco, Jr., '69, Owner, Anthony H. Visco, Jr., Architects

        Admissions Counselor

        Melinda Heckman

        SASC, Rm. 1076
        800.367.9222 ext. 7516