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Building and Construction Technology

Building and Construction Technology

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Technical and Professional Studies

More Options: Classroom Based

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Technology Education Building

Transferability: Non-transferable

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Why choose Building and Construction at PPSC?

Our Building and Construction degrees and certificates and accompanying internship and mentorship programs position you for immediate entry to some of the most in-demand jobs working commercial or residential construction. They also can lead to even higher-paying specialty areas, such as roofing or electrical work. Our program is National Center for Construction Education & Research, (NCCER), accredited. 
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What Can I do With a Degree in Construction?

Construction is a varied field with opportunities for advancement. We prepare you for in the following jobs in the construction industry.

  • Construction foreman
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
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Building and Construction Technology Classes You Might Take

You will learn a variety of skills necessary for residential and commercial work sites, including: Blueprint Reading, Building Codes, Carpentry, and Electrical. 

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Introduces foundational level carpentry skills, basic residential construction systems, the importance of personal and workplace safety, and the role of carpenters within the construction industry.

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Introduces the fundamentals of electrical trades and practices in residential application. Topics in this course include orientation to the electrical trade, electrical safety, basic electrical circuits, electrical theory, introduction to the National Electrical Code, device boxes, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, basic electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, electrical test equipment, and basic installation techniques.

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Interpret construction prints and the related documents produced by the residential or commercial architect and used in the construction industry.

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Explores construction site hazards and unsafe practices, related health and safety regulations and standards, and loss and theft prevention. Training in basic first aid and CPR is included.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Building and Construction Technology degree program, students should be able to:

  • Interpret construction documents using industry standards in the building and construction field
  • Research, interpret, and apply appropriate building and structural codes in building and construction
  • Estimate the materials and labor for a construction project
  • Perform hands-on activities integrating other industries for supplementation of skills for residential construction and light commercial construction

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Faculty Contacts

Ryan Phillips
Department Chair

Jeff Stuber

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