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Building and Construction Technologies

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Learn advanced construction skills. by choosing from the eight concentrations listed below. 

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Apply for technical level positions in the building and construction trades.

Academic Option: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements

Department chair or faculty advisor approval is recommended in the selection of the concentration and electives.

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select a course to fulfill the C or G requirement.**

Credits
Communication Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement 3
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Subtotal 15

Required Core Courses

Course #     
Course Title Credits
BCT 100                       
Professionalism in Service for Building and Construction Technologies 1
BCT 111 Basic Safety for the Building Trades 1
BCT 112 Construction Mathematics, Communication, and Employability 1
BCT 113 Hand and Power Tools 1
BCT 114 Blueprint Reading 1
BCT 115 Basic Rigging 1
Subtotal 6

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
CSA 100 Computer Literacy 1
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
ELEC BCT Technical Electives 3
Subtotal 7

Core Concentrations

Complete courses from one of the following concentrations:

Course # Course Title Credits
Building Management
ACC 101 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201] 3
BCT 102 Building Materials 3
BCT 120 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3
BUS 220 Legal Environment of Business 3
CSA 110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 3
IDE 111 Fundamentals of Interior Design 3
MGT 122 Supervision 3
ELEC Technical Electives*** 12
Subtotal 33
Cabinetmaking
BCT 145 Carpentry I 4
BCT 146 Woodworking I 3
BCT 147 Woodworking II 3
BCT 148 Cabinetmaking I 3
BCT 149 Cabinetmaking II 3
BCT 153 Finishing Techniques in Cabinet and Furniture Making 3
BCT 159 Furniture Design and Construction 3
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I 4
ELEC Technical Electives*** 6
Subtotal 32
Carpentry
BCT 101 Principles of Construction 3
BCT 120 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3
BCT 123 Concrete/Masonry 3
BCT 145 Carpentry I 4
BCT 146 Woodworking I 3
BCT 147 Woodworking II 3
BCT 245 Carpentry II 4
BCT 286 International Residential Code (IRC) I 3
BCT 287 International Residential Code (IRC) II 3
ELEC Technical Electives*** 3
Subtotal 32
Construction Management
ACC 101 Financial Accounting [SUN# ACC 2201]
3
BCT 101 Principles of Construction 3
BCT 102 Building Materials 3
BCT 120 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3
BCT 123 Concrete/Masonry 3
BCT 202 Construction Business Management 3
BCT 204 Construction Surveying 3
BCT 286 International Residential Code (IRC) I 3
BCT 287 International Residential Code (IRC) II 3
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting Fundamentals 4
MGT 122 Supervision 3
Subtotal 34
Electrical
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 274 Electrical VII 4
Subtotal 35
Facilities Maintenance
BCT 104 Introduction to Equipment Maintenance 4
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 145 Carpentry I 4
BCT 150 Plumbing Basics 4
BCT 172 Electrical I 4
Subtotal 32
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R)
BCT 104 Introduction to Equipment Maintenance 4
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
Subtotal 36
Plumbing
BCT 106 Soldering and Brazing for Building and Construction Technologies 4
BCT 120 Blueprint Reading for Construction 3
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
Subtotal 35
Solar Installer
BCT 135 National Electrical Code Residential Wiring Applications 4
BCT 172 Electrical I 4
BCT 202 Construction Business Management 3
BCT 265
Sustainability for Building Trades
3
SLR 101 Beginning Photovoltaic Installation 3
SLR 102 Advanced Photovoltaic Installation 3
SLR 130 Solar Hot Water Systems 4
    Electives 8
Subtotal 32
Total 60-64

*Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Analysis and Critical Thinking Requirement - GTM 105 fulfills 3 credits in the Mathematics category (complete a course from the Science or Critical Thinking category); Computer and Information Literacy Requirement - CSA 100 fulfills this requirement.

**In the general education categories, select a course marked "C" (Cultural diversity) or "G" (Global diversity).

***Complete elective credits from the following list:  BCT, CAD, and IDE.