Construction Technologies Associate of Applied Technology Degree / Associate in Applied Science – T Degree

This program is designed to train construction professionals and facilities managers for building applications and systems that consume a minimal amount of non-renewable resources and contribute to environmental and personal health.

This program will prepare graduates for careers in resource energy management, indoor air quality, solar installation, home energy rating systems, and other specialties that support the design, building, and maintenance of sustainable living environments.

Participants will receive a solid foundation in applied mathematics, applied physics, and communication. Students will also receive training in industry-specific applications using energy-efficiency technology to diagnose building deficiencies. Advanced training in sustainable systems, solar (photovoltaic) systems, resource conservation management, and weatherization will prepare graduates for a variety of careers within the construction and utilities industries, including careers as resource conservation managers, energy auditors, weatherization specialists, solar energy specialists, and home energy raters.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Construction Technologies degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply code-mandated repairs to various types of buildings.
  • Assess a building's structural and physical integrity with appropriate equipment, technology, and software.
  • Integrate renewables into the building as specified by the International Building Code.
  • Evaluate building systems.
  • Perform a building energy audit to include recommendations.
  • Perform scheduling tasks while coordinating with different trades.
  • Interpret blueprints, plans, and schematics correctly in order to ensure jobs are completed professionally and on time.
  • Use industry safety and environmental standards at all times on construction job sites.
  • Apply air leakage repairs in a building shell.
  • Integrate green building practices into the construction industry.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

None.

Program Course List

CONST 102Safety & Operating Certificates

3

CONST 104Trades Math & Print Reading for Const.

5

CONST 106Basic Carpentry Skills

6

CONST 109Employment Preparation

4

CONST 112Footings & Foundations

3

CONST 116Floor Framing

3

CONST 120Wall Framing, Sheeting & Ceilings

5

CONST 122Roof Framing

5

CONST 126Roofing Materials & Installation

3

CONST 134Exterior Finish

3

CONST 139Interior Finish I

5

CONST 142Interior Finish II

3

CONST 144Electrical and Plumbing Basics

4

CONST 152LEED

2

CONST 155Decking

2

CONST 158Energy Auditor

5

CONST 160Home Inspector

4

SBS 107Sustainability Building Basics

4

SBS 121Survey of Energy Ratings

3

SBS 130Alternative Energy Systems

5

SBS 142Building Envelope

4

SBS 150Moisture Mitigation

3

SBS 174Basic Diagnostics and Testing

4

SBS 185CAPService Learning Project

3

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

Total Credit Hours:94

Note: CONST 102-139 are articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment.

Computer Literacy Requirement: Complete an approved computer literacy course or successfully pass the computer literacy exam

AAT Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

94

AAT General Education Requirements

18

Total Credit Hours:112

AAT General Education Requirements: See list above

AAS-T Requirements

Technical Course Requirements

94

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements

23

Total Credit Hours:117

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements: See list above

General Degree Requirements

AAT Degree General Education Requirements (18 credits)

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Note: CMST 220 or higher

PSYC 100DIV: PSY 112DIV, SOC& 101DIV, or other social science or humanities course that meets the diversity requirement

AAS-T Degree General Education Requirements (23 credits):

All AAS-T degrees must have a minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education. These credits replace the academic courses required for the AAT degree. Required credits include:

5 credits in communication:

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

5 credits in quantitative reasoning:

MATH& 107Math in Society

5

MATH& 141Precalculus I

5

MATH& 142Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry

5

MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics

5

MATH& 151Calculus I

5

5 credits in a social science that meets the diversity requirement:

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

5 credits in social science, humanities, or science;

choose one from the following:

ART& 100Art Appreciation

5

ASL& 121American Sign Language I

5

ASL& 122American Sign Language II

5

BIOL& 160General Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 175Human Biology w/Lab

5

BIOL& 241Human A & P I

5

BIOL& 242Human A & P II

5

BIOL& 260Microbiology

5

CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab

5

CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry

5

CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry

5

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

GEOL& 110Environmental Geology with Lab

5

HIST& 146US History I

5

HIST& 147US History II

5

HIST& 148US History III

5

HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities

5

MUSC& 105Music Appreciation

5

PHYS& 114General Physics I with Lab

5

POLS& 202American Government

5

PSYC& 100

5

PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology

5

PSYC& 220Abnormal Psychology

5

SOC& 101

5

3 credits in College Success:

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Students pursuing an AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy, and the capstone project.

Physical Requirements

Should be able to lift 40 lbs..

Program Length

This program is approximately six quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.