Construction Technology - AAS
The Instructional Program
Delhi's Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Construction Technology has a solid and long-standing reputation as a premier instructional program for all aspects of building construction technology and related areas. The program is nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.The faculty are experienced contractors with firsthand experience in the construction industry. The courses are designed to give a basic understanding of light frame and commercial building construction. In addition to building materials and methods courses, students receive instruction in estimating, law and contracting, construction planning and control, and other courses closely related to field control of the construction process.
The market for construction technology and management skills is a vibrant one with many opportunities in the field of commercial construction. Attractive positions can be found with construction companies, engineering firms, government agencies, large corporations, and building products manufacturers, among others. Program faculty maintain broad contacts within the industry regionally, and advise and assist graduates in securing employment.
The Construction Technology A.A.S. degree gives students the opportunity to either enter the workforce or continue in a bachelor degree program. Those who continue their studies typically pursue a degree in construction management. One such option is now available right at SUNY Delhi: a Bachelor of Technology (B.T.) degree in Construction Management. This four-year degree program is in a 2+2 format with the Construction Technology A.A.S. degree. Students who successfully complete the Construction Technology A.A.S. degree can apply for admission to the B.T. program and, if qualified, continue their studies at the next level.
For program graduates who seek transfer to another institution, the technology emphasized at Delhi provides a solid foundation for any degree program in construction management. Faculty can advise transferring students regarding bachelor programs which articulate well with Delhi's A.A.S. degree.
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
Geometry and Algebra II/Trigonometry and physics are strongly recommended.
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0540
SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.
A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Total Credit Hours = 68
Major Courses Required - 46 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|ACCT 115||Financial Accounting1||3|
|AECT 100||Orientation to Architecture and Construction Technology||1|
|AECT 110||Construction Materials||3|
|AECT 150||Statics and Strengths of Materials||3|
|AECT 280||Environmental Systems I||4|
|ARCH 110||Computer-Aided Residential Drawings||3|
|ARCH 120||Architectural Graphics||2|
|ARCH 220||Commercial Detailing||3|
|CNST 110||Principles and Practices of Wood Construction||3|
|CNST 150||Concrete and Masonry Construction||3|
|CNST 160||Construction Surveying||3|
|CNST 210||Commercial Building System Eng. Tech.||4|
|CNST 230||Site Safety Management||2|
|CNST 260||Estimating and Planning||3|
|CNST 270||Construction Law and Contracting||3|
|CNST 295||Construction Seminar||3|
General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 22 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|COMM 100||Public Speaking||3|
|ECON ___||Introductory Macroeconomics or
Introductory Microeconomics 1
|ENGL ___||Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition2||3|
|MATH 128||College Algebra3||3|
|General Physics I|
|SCIE 125||Exploring Physical Science Applications|
|Elective from General Education group 4 or 5||3|
1 Students not pursuing a BT degree may substitute other general education or business electives for ECON 100/110 and ACCT 115.
2 The first English is by placement according to competency. Students with appropriate English backgrounds will be advised to enroll in ENGL 200 Advanced Composition or another higher-level English course.
3 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for this program. Students with appropriate math backgrounds will be placed in higher-level math courses.
Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Construction Technology A.A.S. program should be able to:
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