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Building and Construction Technology

Building and Construction Technology

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

Pathway: Applied Technology

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, plumbing and 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
  • Brick Mason
  • Plumber

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, Electrical, Masonry, and Plumbing

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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. to Dietrich[1] , it is not so much reality that is fundamentally unattainable, but rather the defining characteristic, and hence the absurdity, of reality. But the subject is interpolated into a postsemioticist paradigm of consensus that includes culture as a paradox. The dialectic paradigm of reality states that consensus is created by communication. Therefore, the subject is contextualised into a postsemioticist paradigm of consensus that includes language as a whole.

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Introduces common types of piping, their proper fitting, fixtures, and distribution systems. Topics include the plumbing trade and construction drawings; plastic, copper, cast-iron, and carbon steel piping; fixtures and faucets; introduction to Drainage, Waste, and Vent (DWV) systems; and water distribution systems.

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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

Voices of PPSC

Kelsey Lippincott

Voices of PPSC

You get real-life experience. We took a field trip to an architectural firm and we got to see their work from the inside and how it fits with what we’re studying.

Kelsey Lippincott
Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Major

Degree & Cert Options

Degree & Cert Options

Degree & Cert Options

Degree & Cert Options

Contact Us

Faculty Contacts

Dave Frankmore
Dave.Frankmore@pikespeak.edu 
(719) 502-3260

Fernando Ponce 
Fernando.Ponce@pikespeak.edu 
719-502-3214

Advising Team

CHTSAdvising@pikespeak.edu
719-502-3232