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Building Construction Technology Associate in Science Degree (and Certificate Program)

Set Yourself Up for a Great Career

Potential Careers

Have you heard? Recent data shows that nearly 1,000 people are

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relocating to Central Florida every week! Construction is one of the fastest-growing professional fields in the Central Florida area. Valencia’s A.S. degree program in Building Construction Technology is designed to meet these vast construction demands

Project Manager Construction Scheduler Construction Estimator Construction Manager General Contractor

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Architectural Drafter Construction Superintendent Building Inspector Building Supervisor Plans Reviewer

Potential Earnings For salary and wage information, visit: http://floridawages.com/

by producing technicians qualified to work with the best architects, engineers, contractors, and building officials in the business. With up-to-the-minute courses in the latest construction methods, materials and technology, this field offers many exciting career opportunities such as: architectural drafting, estimating,

Contacts Prospective Students: Contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu

or call 407-582-1507.

planning and control (scheduling), design and installation of

Current Students:

mechanical and electrical systems, solar applications, facilities

Mr. Andrew Ray, R.A Program Chair

West Campus: 407-582-1847 e-mail: aray@valenciacollege.edu

planning, and heavy construction projects.

Ms. Beverly Johnson Career Program Advisor

West Campus: 407-582-1890 e-mail: bjohnson@valenciacollege.edu

For a Jump Start on Your Career…

A.S. to Bachelor’s Degree Career Path…

Take the fast track to reaching your career goals with one of our certificate programs below. These certificate programs are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificate programs can be applied towards the A.S. degree.

Did you know that all of Valencia’s A.S. degree programs will transfer into the Bachelor’s of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree at UCF’s regional campuses, as well as other universities? For more information about specific locations and requirements, visit: regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/program/applied-science/

• Building Construction Specialist (18 credits)

Internship & Workforce Services Credit for Industry Certification/Licensure If you have earned a state approved industry certification, you may be eligible to receive credits toward your A.S. degree. For a listing of eligible industry certifications and A.S. degree programs, visit: valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_alternative.cfm. Receive updates about the program and connect with other students at: facebook.com/ValenciaArchitectureandEngineering ©2011 Valencia College ASP032911-08

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please contact one of the individuals below: Vertrilla Hunt, East Campus: 407-582-2726 Carmen Diaz, West Campus: 407-582-1034 Matthew Abalos, Osceola Campus: 407-582-4196 For more information, visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship


Building Construction Technology Building Construction Technology Associate in Science Degree The program has been planned to provide theoretical and classroom experience which closely parallels on-the-job activities. The Building Construction program is designed to train competent technicians capable of working with architects, engineers, contractors, building officials and others. The program will accommodate architectural drafting, construction estimators, schedulers, and supervisors, as well as persons just entering the field of construction.

FOUNDATION COURSES Course

Title

ETD 1031C

Introduction to Construction/ Drafting Technology Engineering Drawing Introduction to CADD Architectural Drawing I Technical Mathematics Freshman Composition I Total Credits

ETD 1100C ETD 1320 * TAR 1120C MTB 2321 +* ENC 1101

Credits

2 3 3 4 4 3 19

INTERMEDIATE COURSES Graduates of specific programs at Orange County Tech Centers and TECO may be eligible for the award of credit in specific courses in this program. For information and requirements, visit the Valencia Web site at valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/tech.cfm to view the articulation agreement. Eligible students should contact the related academic department and/or career program advisor at Valencia for the award of credit. Students are strongly encouraged to consult a career program advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals. Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning. All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all Mandatory Courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed. Program Outcomes: • Engage in effective interpersonal, oral, visual, and written communication. • Solve mathematical problems and equations utilizing algebraic and trigonometric functions. • Demonstrate basic drafting proficiency, including the ability to use industry-standard computer software to generate 2D and 3D drawings. • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the systems and processes used to construct the built environment, including an understanding of industry terminology. • Demonstrate basic competency in the use of surveying data collectors, calculating angles, and field book procedures, and describe their importance in construction reconnaissance. • Estimate the costs for labor, materials, and equipment for a construction project using industry-standard software and procedures. • Develop a schedule of activities for a construction project, determine the critical path, and identify methods of compressing the completion time. • Work in a team environment to analyze existing building types, develop a list of programmatic requirements, sketch a schematic design, and use this information to develop drawings and models sufficient to present a competent architectural design solution.

Course

ETC 1251 * BCN 2405 BCN 2563 * ETD 1340 BCT 1705 * SUR 1101C

Title

Credits

Engineering Materials and Processes Statics and Strength of Materials Building Service Systems Advanced CADD Contracts, Codes, Specifications and Office Practices Basic Surveying and Measurements (Surveying I)

Science or +* Mathematics See Gen. Ed. Requirement Total Credits

4 4 3 3 3 4 3 24

ADVANCED COURSES Course

Title

Architectural Design Building Construction Estimating Construction Planning and Control Architectural/Building Construction Technology Elective Humanities See Gen. Ed. Requirement Social ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Requirement Gen. Ed. Elective See Gen. Ed. Requirement Total Credits Total Degree Credits

Credits

* TAR 2033C * BCT 2770 BCN 1721

3 4 4 1 3 3 3 21 64

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVES The Elective requirement may be satisfied with any course in the Course Descriptions section of the Valencia catalog with the subject prefix of ARC, BCN, BCT, ETC, ETD, ETM, SUR or TAR. NOTES: Specialized program courses are offered on the West Campus. General education courses are in bold print in the course listing. Several Florida public universities provide opportunities for A.S. degree graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree. All of Valencia’s A.S. degrees will transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree offered at UCF’s regional campuses, as well as other universities. For more information on UCF’s B.A.S. degree, go to regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/program/applied-science. For other transfer options that may be available, go to valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/tech.cfm. Students who want to continue their education should contact their university of choice for acceptance of this degree.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus. + This course must be completed with a grade of C or better. * This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.


Building Construction Technology For students who are interested in pursuing UCF’s B.A.S. degree, 36 credit hours of general education courses will be required. Students will also have to fulfill the state’s foreign language requirement, which is two years of the same high school foreign language or two semesters of the same college-level foreign language.

Building Construction Specialist Technical Certificate This certificate is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions working with architects, engineers, contractors, and building officials. It provides a working knowledge of estimating, scheduling, and interpreting commercial and residential blueprints. It also provides the foundation for individuals pursuing a career in building inspection and quality control. Program Outcomes: • Engage in effective interpersonal, oral, visual, and written communication. • Solve mathematical problems and equations utilizing algebraic and trigonometric functions. • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the systems and processes used to construct the built environment, including an understanding of industry terminology. • Estimate the costs for labor, materials, and equipment for a construction project using industry-standard software and procedures. • Develop a schedule of activities for a construction project, determine the critical path, and identify methods of compressing the completion time. Course

MTB 2321 ETC 1251 * BCT 2770 BCN 1721

Title

Credits

Technical Mathematics Engineering Materials and Processes Building Construction Estimating Construction Planning and Control Building Construction Elective(s) Total Certificate Credits

4 4 4 4 2 18

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ELECTIVES Course

BCN 1272 BCN 2563 * BCN 2941 * BCN 2942 BCT 1705 SUR 1101C

Title

Credits

Construction Blueprint Reading Building Service Systems Internship Exploration in Construction or Internship in Architectural/Building Construction Contracts, Codes, Specifications, and Office Practices Basic Surveying and Measurements (Surveying I)

NOTE: All certificate courses are offered on the West Campus.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus. + This course must be completed with a grade of C or better. * This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

3 3

1-4 3 4


Bldg. Const. Estimating BCT 2770 *

(OR BCN1272)

Advanced CADD ETD 1340

Intro to Construction/Drafting ETD 1031C *(offered Fall only)

* Courses not offered every session check with advisor.

Recommended Sequence

LEGEND: Required Prerequisite

Architectural Design TAR 2033C *

Fourth Session

Architectural Drawing I TAR 1120C

Third Session

Introduction to CADD ETD 1320

Second Session

Engineering Drawing ETD 1100C

First Session

Basic Surveying & Meas. SUR 1101C

Statics and Strengths BCN 2405

Technical Mathematics MTB 2321

Engineering Materials ETC 1251

Associate in Science Degree Flowchart of Technical Courses

(revised April 2011)

Construction Planning & Control BCN 1721 *

Building Service Systems BCN 2563 *

Contracts, Codes & Specs BCT 1705 *

Building Construction Technology


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