Building Trades: Building Construction

AOS Degree – Code #0420

George Richardson, Program Coordinator

Email address: richargh@alfredstate.edu

The building construction program provides instruction in the basic skills required of the carpenter and the mason in the construction of residential or other light-frame and masonry buildings. Extensive experience is gained in building layout, foundations, framing, sheathing, exterior and interior trim, block work, brick, and concrete construction.

Coupled with this experience, the program provides the necessary theory connected with carpentry and masonry operations as well as blueprint reading, cost and materials estimating, surveying for building layout and control, and safety on the job.

A large part of the program is actual on-the-job training under the supervision of qualified instructors. Frequently, concrete and lumber companies instruct students in the uses of their products.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Measure, layout, and cut materials accurately and build various construction systems.

Safely set-up and operate construction tools and equipment.

Accurately estimate materials for a project and explain how to manage materials and supervise people.

Read and interpret construction prints.

Demonstrate essential problem solving skills generally employed in the construction industry.

Demonstrate effective written construction communication.

Demonstrate effective oral communication.

Perform common mathematical construction calculations.

Demonstrate the proper selection and installation of materials used to build various construction projects.

Perform computer based research and communication.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State building trades: building construction graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Manufacturers

Cabinetmaker

Sales

Shop foreman

Installer (cabinets, etc.)

Dealers

Maintenance supervisor

Carpenter

Contractor

Self-employment

Expediter

Construction superintendent

Construction foreman

Mason

Estimator

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 89 percent are employed; 11 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Air Conditioning and Heating Technology

Architectural Engineering Technology

Construction Engineering Technology

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician

Masonry

Surveying Engineering Technology

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: Algebra

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Applicants in the building trades: building construction program must be able to meet the following physical requirements:

Must be able to lift 50 pounds to shoulder height.

Must be able to perform safely in the laboratory.

Must be able to communicate orally with a person 20 feet away.

Must be able to climb a ladder and/or able to climb, un-aided, onto and off of equipment using three points of contact.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Must be able to visually read from a blueprint or drawing.

Must be able to hear a backup warning alarm.

Building Trades: Building Construction - AOS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

BLCT

1124

Construction Essentials I

4

BLCT

1034

Work Place Environment & Safety

4

BLCT

1022

Wood Fabrication Technology I

2

BLCT

1132

Estimating I

2

BLCT

1142

Masonry I

2

BLCT

1024

Construction Essentials II

4

18

Second

BLCT

2044

Construction Essentials III

4

BLCT

2054

Construction Essentials IV

4

BLCT

2064

Structural Components

4

BLCT

2032

Wood Fabrication Technology II

2

BLCT

2132

Estimating II

2

BLCT

2142

Masonry II

2

18

Third

BLCT

3223

Home Remodeling

3

BLCT

3313

Basic CAD for Residential Drawings

3

BLCT

3123

Construction Drawings & Specifications

3

BLCT

3213

Exterior Construction Details

3

BLCT

3323

Interior Trim

3

BLCT

3233

Advanced Framing

3

18

Fourth

BLCT

3203

Estimating III

3

BLCT

4212

Construction Safety

2

BLCT

4303

Interior Surfaces

3

BLCT

4312

Introduction to Residential Jobsite Management

2

BLCT

4042

Construction Business Operation

2

BLCT

4023

Form Building OR

BLCT

4033

Historic Framing Tech

3

BLCT

3033

Cabinet & Counter Top Construction

3

18

Building Trades – Historic Preservation Electives

BLCT

2094

Window and Door Restoration

4

BLCT

2084

Mechanics of Decay and Deterioration in Wood

4

BLCT

2074

Historic Roofing Materials

4

BLCT

4104

Comparison of Framing Techniques

4

BLCT

4900

Directed Study - Historic Preservation

2

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.