Earn a Building Design and Construction Management A.S. Degree

Our Associate of Science degree in Architectural Design and Construction Technology gives you the practical skills you need for a career as a construction manager, planner or contractor, job superintendent or foreman, or construction or building inspector.

Some courses also satisfy the requirement of the Construction Industry License Board for Continuing Education Units.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Construction and Building Inspectors

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

7,420

2026

9,000

Percent Change

21

Projected Job Openings

1030

SKILLS you learn in the Building Design and Construction Management A.S. Degree

  • Communication and leadership
  • Safe and efficient work practices
  • Project management
  • Technical drawing or drafting
  • Blueprint reading
  • Building construction materials, processes, estimating and scheduling

Building Design and Construction Management Associate in Science

ARCH-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Lara Sharp
Program Director
(727) 398-8256
sharp.lara@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

A balance of practical skills and management training prepares successful AS degree candidates for careers in contractors' or architects' offices, building construction administration, or self-employment in the construction industry. The program is very flexible, allowing the student to choose electives that are most suited to their career goals. Some of the courses satisfy the requirement of the Construction Industry License Board for Continuing Education Units. Classes are conveniently offered days, evenings and weekends.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1604090100:

Federal CIP Code

04.0901: Architectural Technology/Technician.


Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Physical Science (Select 3 credits)

Complete 3 credits of coursework with CHM, ESC, GLY, PHY, or PSC prefix. 3

SUPPORT COURSES
Business (Select 9 credits)

Complete 9 credits of coursework with ACG, BRC, BUL, COM, ECP, ENT, ETI, FIN, GEB, LDR, MAN, MAR, QMB, REE, RMI or TAX prefix.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Codes (Select 3 credits)

BCN 1480 Hurricane Resistant Design for Residential Construction 1
BCN 2068 The A.D.A.: Primer for Contractors 1
BCN 2732 Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Standards for the Construction Industry 1
BCT 1760 Building Codes 2

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Drawing (Select 3 credits)

ARC 1126C Architectural Drawing I 3
BCN 1050 Building Specifications 1
BCN 1251C Construction Drawing 3
BCN 1272 Blueprint Reading 2
ETD 1320C Introduction to CAD 3
ETD 1340C AutoCAD II 3
ETD 1350C AutoCAD Inventor (3D modeling) 3
ETD 1390C Introduction to Architectural Revit 3
ETD 2392C Advanced Architectural Revit 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Estimating (Complete 3 credits)

BCT 1770 Construction Estimating 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
General (Select 3 credits)

ARC 1701 Architectural History I 3
ARC 1702 Architectural History II 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Industry (Complete 3 credits)

TAR 1271 Professional Practice 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Materials (Select 3 credits)

ARC 2461 Materials and Methods of Construction I 3
BCN 1592 Energy Efficient Building Construction for Florida's Climate 3
BCN 1596 Environmental Technology for Building Construction 2
BCN 1597 An Introduction to Solar Energy in Residential Construction 3
BCN 2052 Masonry Construction Methods 1
BCN 2053 Roofing Systems 1
BCN 2054 Construction Surveying Methods 1
BCN 2055 Concrete Construction Methods 1
BCN 2056 Steel Construction Methods 1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Work Experience (Select 3 credits)

BCN 1940 Construction Practicum 3
BCN 2949 Co-op Work Experience 1-3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 15 credits

Complete any courses with ARC, BCN, BCT, ETD, or TAR prefix not already completed as Major Courses. No more than 9 credits can be taken with an ETD prefix. 15
Total Credits 66

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION at SPC

At SPC, our Sustainable Construction Technology Certificate is part of and transfers to our Building Design and Construction Management Associate of Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to the bachelor's degree in Sustainability Management at SPC.

Some courses also satisfy the requirement of the Construction Industry License Board for Continuing Education Units.

Building Design and Construction Management A.S. Degree