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Building Construction Management AS

Building Construction Management Overview (2198B)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-industry/default.aspx

Program Description

The Building Construction Management A.S. degree is focused on developing the competencies necessary for a successful career in construction management. The program provides both core content and integrative, hands-on education in the areas of materials and methods, cost estimating, scheduling and planning, and leadership. Students also will learn about building information modeling, site logistics, and mobilization. 

In addition to classroom instruction and laboratory exploration, students have the opportunity to obtain an internship during the summer break. The internship offers students an authentic environment for skill application and practice. Knowledge gained from coursework and an internship provides the students with the skills that support sustainable employment and career growth.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years if you attend full time or three years if you attend part time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Contact Dr. Thomas Gauthier, Associate Dean, gauthiet@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3540

Employment Opportunities

Construction management graduates typically start their career as an entry-level technician or field engineer and can grow in the industry to obtain career positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Contract administrator
  • Project manager
  • Assistant project manager
  • Estimator
  • Site safety and compliance officer
  • Project scheduler

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 15)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Or

MGF1106Liberal Arts Mathematics (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

Or

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

Or

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

ARH1000Art Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

Or

PHI1010Introduction to Philosophy (AA)

3 Credits

Or

LIT1000Introduction to Literature (AA)

3 Credits

Core Program Requirements (Credits: 42)

BCN1001Introduction to Building Construction (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1230Building Construction Materials & Methods (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1251Construction Drawings 1 (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1760Building Codes and Ordinances (AS)

3 Credits

BCT2040Sustainable Construction (AS)

3 Credits

BCT2054Construction Surveying Methods (AS)

3 Credits

BCT2253Construction Drawings 2 (AS)

3 Credits

BCT1706Construction Documents (AS)

3 Credits

BCT1770Construction Estimating (AS)

3 Credits

BCT2720Construction Scheduling and Planning (AS)

3 Credits

ETI1701Environmental Health and Safety (AS)

3 Credits

MNA2100Human Relations In Business (AA)

3 Credits

MNA2345Principles of Supervision (AS)

3 Credits

Elective (Credit: 3)

SLS1501Introduction to the College Experience (AA)

3 Credits

Or

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

Technical Elective (Credit: 3)

BCN2942Building Construction Internship (AS)

3 Credits

Or

Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 15)

BCN1001Introduction to Building Construction (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1230Building Construction Materials & Methods (AS)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

SLS1501Introduction to the College Experience (AA)

3 Credits

Or

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

MGF1106Liberal Arts Mathematics (AA)

3 Credits

Or

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 12)

BCT1770Construction Estimating (AS)

3 Credits

BCT2720Construction Scheduling and Planning (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1251Construction Drawings 1 (AS)

3 Credits

BCN1760Building Codes and Ordinances (AS)

3 Credits

Term Four - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

BCT2040Sustainable Construction (AS)

3 Credits

ETI1701Environmental Health and Safety (AS)

3 Credits

BCT1706Construction Documents (AS)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

MNA2100Human Relations In Business (AA)

3 Credits

Term Three - Summer (Year One) (Credits: 3)

BCN2942Building Construction Internship (AS)

3 Credits

Or

Elective

3 credits

Term Five - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

BCT2054Construction Surveying Methods (AS)

3 Credits

BCT2253Construction Drawings 2 (AS)

3 Credits

MNA2345Principles of Supervision (AS)

3 Credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

Or

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

Or

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

ARH1000Art Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

Or

PHI1010Introduction to Philosophy (AA)

3 Credits

Or

LIT1000Introduction to Literature (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60