2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Building Construction Technology

Degree Type: Associate in Applied Science
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Program Requirements

Building Construction Technology, AAS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Building Construction Technology?   

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the construction industry, working on commercial, industrial, or residential structures. Coursework emphasizes small hands-on laboratory courses. Construction technicians need a background in mathematics and physical science as well as a thorough knowledge of construction materials, methods, and equipment.

The program includes general education courses in English, mathematics, physics, and program-specific courses in plans and specifications interpretation; materials testing; quantity estimating; computer applications including three-dimensional modeling; virtual design and construction; framing; mechanical and electrical systems; soils; surveying, administration; and construction means and methods.

Graduates of the Associate's degree program may choose employment in the construction industry or may continue their education and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management through our American Council for Construction Education Accreditation (ACCE).

Career Opportunities

The construction industry is the second largest contributor to the gross domestic product in the United States and it offers job opportunities in the commercial, industrial, heavy civil, and residential sectors. The construction of a modern building is a complex endeavor requiring the efforts of a wide range of professional, technical and skilled personnel.

Technicians know how to layout a building, read blueprints and specifications, formulate material orders, coordinate project quantity estimates, coordinate project documents, and the subcontractors, as well as extract information from multi-dimensional models.

Graduates of the Building Construction Technology program have the necessary skills to serve as an integral part of the construction management team. Positions are also available in related fields such as materials sales, insurance adjustment, building inspection, and equipment sales/rental. Employment opportunities in the construction industry are strong and steady with projected growth exceeding the average for all occupations and continuing.

More Information

School of Built Environment
Construction Technology & Management Programs
605 S. Warren Avenue, GRN 227
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: (231) 591-3773
Email:
https://www.ferris.edu/CET/built-env/ctmg/construction-mgt-program-AAS.htm

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890
Email:
www.ferris.edu/technology

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Building Construction Technology Major - 63-64 Credits

Wood & Steel Framing & Finish
3
BCTM 217
Array
BCTM 235
Array
BCTM
Array
Orien to Const Tech - Mgmt
1
Construction Practices
3
Plans and Specifications
3
Construction Graphics
2
Construction Building Inf Tec
3
Materials Properties-Testing
3
Const Surveying-Layout
3
Construction Estimating I
3
Soils and Foundations
3
Statics and Structures
3
Construction Administration
3
Mech-Elec Systems for Building
3