The Bachelor of Science degree in Residential Construction Technology and Management: Architecture Concentration is focused on the management of construction projects typified by single-family detached residential housing. This program will allow students who have acquired appropriate applied technology skills in their first two years to move into advanced coursework related to residential construction and management. Additional coursework includes basic management and accounting, plus courses focused on topics such as advanced estimating and scheduling, residential building systems, cost control, codes compliance, construction law, purchasing, and energy management issues.
Job opportunities will be focused primarily in the residential housing industry: builder, contractor, specialty contractor, project supervisor, warranty manager, estimator, purchasing agent, job foreman, site supervisor, inspector, project coordinator, and project planner.
Recommended High School Subjects
Desired high school subjects: algebra and trigonometry, English and composition, physics, computer skills, and trade skills in carpentry, masonry, HVAC, drafting, electrical, etc
Success in college-level coursework requires minimum levels of proficiency in math, reading, and English. Therefore, all new students must meet placement requirements to demonstrate their skills in these three areas.
Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).
This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- develop and implement a comprehensive job-site safety plan in accordance with applicable standards, and be able to ensure project compliance with all pertinent safety and insurance regulations.
- interpret project drawings, make necessary changes during the construction process, and evaluate the impact of changes on schedules, costs, and resource requirements.
- apply knowledge of current and emerging building system technologies and codes to evaluate, propose, and plan construction projects for distinctive residential construction projects.
- manage all aspects of the residential construction process including marketing, planning, estimating, scheduling, quality control, and coordination of job-site resources.
- communicate effectively with all groups involved in the residential construction process including prospective owners, subcontractors, skilled and unskilled laborers, supervisors, and government representatives.
- organize and manage all aspects of project cost control using appropriate specialized software and computer hardware.
- apply knowledge of basic legal and contractual requirements of residential construction projects and be able to incorporate the requirements into plans, drawings, communications, and construction practices.
- manage human resources aspects of construction project personnel in areas of staffing requirements, training, ethical responsibilities, policy issues, ADA compliance, equal opportunity legislation, union and non-union labor, and conflict resolution.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|ACH101||Introduction to Architecture||1||1||M||REQ|
|ACH119||Building Materials I||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH135||Architectural Computer Aided Drafting||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ACH141||Building Codes & Accessibility||2||1.50||1.50||M||REQ|
|ACH139||Construction Documents - Residential||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ACH129||Building Materials II||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH211||Architectural Graphics II||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH181||Architectural Design Studio I||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ACH239||Construction Documents - Commercial||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ACH261||Architectural Design Studio II||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH262||Sustainability: Building and Living Green||3||Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
|ACH264||Computers and Estimating||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ACH281||Architectural Design Studio III||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|ACH||Specified Architectural Elective||3||M||ACH|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4||3||3||S||REQ|
|BCT307||Managing Construction Safety||3||3||M||REQ|
|ACC113||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3||3||M||REQ|
|MGT115||Principles of Management||3||3||M||REQ|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|BCT300||Residential Management I||3||Writing Enriched Requirement||3||M||REQ|
|BCT321||Residential Design and Build||1||3||M||REQ|
|BCT322||Managing Changes During Construction||1||1||M||REQ|
|ACC210||Payroll, State, and Local Taxation||3||3||M||REQ|
|MTH172||Introduction to Geometry||3||2.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3||3||S||REQ|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
|BCT496I||Senior Project Internship||3||M||REQ|
|BCT340||Land and Property Development||1||1||M||REQ|
|BCT308||Residential Management II||2||2||M||REQ|
|BCT330||Residential Building Systems||3||3||M||REQ|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|SCL||Science Elective with lab||4||S||SCL|
|BCT411||Advanced Residential Estimating and Scheduling||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|BCT420||Advanced Mechanical Systems||2||2||M||REQ|
|BCT430||Contemporary Issues in Residential Construction||3||Science, Technology and Society Requirement||3||M||REQ|
|MGT248||Supervision and Human Relations||3||3||M||REQ|