Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Building Construction Estimating

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Associate of Science (515.2)

This program is offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Committees of the building trades and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor.

Applicants must have earned a Journeyman Certificate in one of the trade technologies. Pennsylvania awards Journeyman Certificates to graduates of apprenticeship certificate programs.

This program will prepare the Journeyman for advancement in the building construction industry. Students will study the phases of a building construction project to develop an overview and understanding of the building construction industry. Course work focuses on commercial construction applications and evolving green technology. Classes are scheduled for evenings and weekends allowing students to work full time at their trade while obtaining a degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Apply the skills for employment as a foreman, superintendent, estimator, expediter, scheduler and project manager in employment areas with building construction companies, material suppliers, service providers and subcontractors.
  2. Read blueprints and delineate job site layout.
  3. Analyze and utilize building construction projects and materials; estimate and quote building construction projects.
  4. Plan work flow and control scheduling sequence of construction projects.
  5. Apply leadership, communication and problem-solving techniques.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 64-81

First Semester    

Course #       

Course Name

Credits

BLC-294

Construction Estimating 1

3

MAT-191

Math for the Industries

3

                

Total Credits

6

Second Semester

BLC-121

Construction Materials & Methods

3

BLC-295

Construction Estimating 2

3

                

Total Credits

6

Third Semester

BLC-103

Construction Planning & Control

3

BLC-296

Advanced Computer Estimating

3

                

Total Credits

6

Fourth Semester

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

PHS-161

Physical Science for the Industry

3

                

Total Credits

6

Fifth Semester

ENG-103

Technical Communications 

3

PSY-116

Organizational Psychology

3

                

Total Credits

6

Sixth Semester

BUS-101

Introduction to Business

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

                 

                   Total Credits

6

 

Construction Trade Technology Apprenticeship    

28-45

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