Construction Technology

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department: Engineering Technologies

CIP Code: 15.1001

MCC Program Code: CT01

NYSED Code (BRI): 91113

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Graduates of Construction Technology will be part of a team responsible for the coordination and implementation of construction projects. Some of the duties performed would include cost estimating, project management, and project scheduling. This specialization combines these courses with knowledge of core technical courses such as elementary structures, soils, concrete, and surveying; and integrates them with their applications in the construction of buildings, roads and other projects.
(Housed in the Engineering Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Perform necessary surveys for construction site layout
2) Interpret construction drawings and perform quantity surveys and estimates
3) Plan, schedule and coordinate residential, commercial or heavy construction projects
4) Update drawings for a residential, commercial or heavy construction projects
5) Interpret and apply appropriate building and structural codes
6) Perform shop and field calculations
7) Perform basic computer applications required for basic construction management
8) Prepare and interpret materials technical and general specifications
9) Apply construction management principles to a construction project
10) Select appropriate construction equipment and production control techniques for site work
11) Perform fundamental design calculations based on building, scaffolding, concrete form, or shoring loads
12) Communicate the technical requirements of a construction project to all parties involved in the construction process
13) Plan and implement a construction safety program

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).

Distribution Requirements Credit Hours

FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CIT 101 Surveying4
CIT 122 Construction I: Elements of Building Construction4
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 140* Technical Mathematics I, or any of the following: MTH 165 AND MTH 164**, MTH 175, MTH 210, MTH 211, MTH 212, MTH 225 3
TEK 101 Computer Applications for Technicians2
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 Credit Hours
CIT 123 Construction II: Heavy, Highway and Site Construction4
MET 203 Technical Mechanics Statics3
PHY 131 Applied Physics I OR PHY 145 College Physics I OR PHY 161 University Physics 4
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
CIT 112 CAD for Construction 2
CIT 206 Soil and Concrete Testing4
ENG 250 Professional Communication OR
ENG 251 Technical Writing
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
CIT 204 Strength of Materials3
CIT 217 Construction Management4
CIT 221 Construction Cost Estimating3
CIT 232 Construction Contracts and Specifications2

* Courses chosen to meet mathematics requirements and electives should be with the guidance from a faculty advisor. Chosen courses/electives might not fulfill the requirements of the academic program at a transfer institution.
** If student takes MTH 175 or higher, MTH 164 is not required
*** Successful completion of MTH 140 OR MTH 165 AND MTH 164 allows either a mathematics elective or a physical science elective. Mathematics electives can be of the following: MTH 135*, MTH 141*, MTH 172*, MTH 104, MTH 175, MTH 210, MTH 211, MTH 212, MTH 225, MTH 230*, MTH 160, or MTH 161. Physical science electives can be of the following: PHY 132, PHY 145, PHY 146, PHY 161, PHY 261, PHY 262, CHE 100*, CHE 145, CHE 151, CHE 152, GEO 101, GEO 102, GEO 204, GEO 210, GEO 200, GEO 295, or BIO 116.