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Building & Construction Technologies

Associate of Applied Science

In Pima’s Building and Construction Technology AAS program, you’ll receive first-rate career training led by experienced instructors who’ve spent years in the construction industry. 

In this program, you will receive a practical introduction to all aspects of construction management, including hands-on experience with the most current construction technology. You can choose from various concentrations in Management, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC-R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration), and Plumbing.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Location

Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Applied Technology Division
Dean: 520.206.7134
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7137
Program Advisor: 520.206.7018
Information Sessions

Program Information

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Careers

Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
First-line Supervisor of Construction Trades $47,107
First-line Supervisor of Housekeeping & Janitoral Workers  $30,432
Maintenance and Repair Workers $32,833
Electrician $40,668
HVAC Mechanics and Installers $43,533
Carpenter $31,181
Plumber, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $40,762

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

Program Requirements 2020-2021

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
Communication
   Recommend: GTW 101
3
Arts and Humanities 3
Social and Behavioral Science 3
Mathematics and Science
   GTM 105 
or MAT course numbered 100 or higher fulfills this requirement 
Other Requirement
   Recommend: CMN 120
3
Special Requirements
   Recommend: CMN 120
Subtotal 12

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course #     
Course Title Credits
BCT 105** Professionalism in Service, Construction Math, Basic Rigging 3
BCT 107** Basic Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Blueprint Reading 3
BCT 120 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3
BCT 290 Building & Construction Technologies Internship 4
Subtotal 13

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics
 or MAT course numbered 100 or higher fulfills this requirement
3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 5

Core Focus Areas

Complete courses from one of the following concentrations: A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Department chair or faculty advisor approval is recommended in the selection of the program option.

Course # Course Title Credits
Carpenter
BCT 101
  or BCT 102
Principles of Construction
  Building Materials
3
BCT 123 Concrete/Masonry 3
BCT 145 Carpentry I 4
BCT 146 Woodworking I 3
BCT 147 Woodworking II 3
BCT 265 Sustainability for the Building Trades 3
BCT 286 International Residential Code (IRC) I 3
BCT 287 International Residential Code (IRC) II 3
CAD 151 Computer Aided Drafting for Construction 4
CAD 166 Introduction to Revit 4
Subtotal 33
Electrician
BCT 135 National Electrical Code Residential Wiring Applications 4
BCT 172 Electrical I 4
BCT 173 Electrical II 4
BCT 174 Electrical III 4
BCT 184 National Electrical Code I 3
BCT 271 Electrical IV 4
BCT 272 Electrical V 4
BCT 273 Electrical VI 4
BCT 284 National Electrical Code II 3
Subtotal 34
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Technician
BCT 106 Soldering and Brazing for Building and Construction Technologies 4
BCT 132 Residential and Industrial HVAC I 4
BCT 133 Residential and Industrial HVAC II 4
BCT 134 Residential and Industrial HVAC III 4
BCT 231 Residential and Industrial HVAC IV 4
BCT 232 Residential and Industrial HVAC V 4
BCT 233 Residential and Industrial HVAC VI 4
BCT 234 Residential and Industrial HVAC VII 4
BCT 265 Sustainability for the Building Trades 3
Subtotal
35
Plumber
BCT 106 Soldering and Brazing for Building and Construction Technologies 4
BCT 181 Residential and Industrial Plumbing I 4
BCT 182 Residential and Industrial Plumbing II 4
BCT 183 Residential and Industrial Plumbing III 4
BCT 236 Residential and Industrial Plumbing IV 4
BCT 237 Residential and Industrial Plumbing V 4
BCT 238 Residential and Industrial Plumbing VI 4
BCT 239 Residential and Industrial Plumbing VII 4
BCT 265 Sustainability for the Building Trades 3
Subtotal 35
Management 
Complete a Pima BCT Certificate*** 16****
ACC 100 Practical Accounting Procedures 3
BCT 202 Construction Business Management 3
BCT 265 Sustainability for the Building Trades 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 148 Ethics in the Workplace 3
MGT 110 Human Relations in Business and Industry 3
Subtotal 34
Total 63-65

*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Mathematics or Science Requirement - GTM 105

** BCT 100, 112, and 115 substitute for BCT 105. BCT 111, 113, and 114 substitute for BCT 107.

*** The BCT certificate must be from the 2018-19 catalog year or later in one of the following areas: Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Electrician, HVAC-Technician, or Plumber

****This is the credit total excluding the Core and Support Courses already identified in this degree.


Program/Major Codes: AASBCT/BCT1

www.pima.edu/building-aas

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