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BS in Technology/Construction

The construction option focuses on selected areas of technology, physics, construction materials and techniques, emphasizing courses such as construction estimating, soils and surveying, building codes, and architecture. This concentration prepares graduates to enter and progress in supervisory or management positions in the construction industry. Initial deployment may be as an estimator, laboratory technitian in materials testing, construction inspector, or field engineer.

What will I study?

Required Courses (81 credits)

ENGR 110 Engineering Graphics (5)
ENGR 452 Engineering Economics (2)
ENGR 456 Engineering Ethics, Contracts and Patents (2)
TECH 235 Construction Materials and Techniques (5)
TECH 305 Construction Estimating (4)
TECH 320 Non-Metallic Processes (5)
TECH 330 Technology Problem Analysis and Design I (3)
TECH 331 Technology Problem Analysis and Design II (3)
TECH 335 Architecture (4)
TECH 340 Statics (4)
TECH 341 Strengths of Materials (4)
TECH 345 Soils/Surveying (4)
TECH 354 Building Codes (4)
TECH 393 Technology in World Civilization (4)
TECH 403 Computer-Aided Design and Product Management (4)
TECH 454 Environmental Engineering (2)
TECH 458 Quality Assurance (4)
TECH 462 Industrial Safety Engineering (4)
TECH 490 Senior Capstone: Production Laboratory (4)
TECH 491 Senior Project (4)
TECH 495 Internship (6)

Supporting Courses (40 credits)

CHEM 121 Chemistry and Its Role in Society (5)
or CHEM 151 General Chemistry (5)
CMST 340 Intercultural Communication (5)
ECON 100 General Education Economics (5)
ENGL 205 Introduction to Technical Communication (5)
HIST 110 American Experience: A Survey (5)
or HIST 305 Paths to the American Present (5)
MATH 106 Precalculus II (5)
PHIL 210 Critical Thinking (5)
PHYS 131 Introductory Physics I (4)
PHYS 161 Mechanics Lab (1)


Required program credits- 81 credits
Supporting credits- 40 credits
Total credits for above option- 121 credits

Note: Including university requirements, the above program requires a minimum of 180 credits or an average of 15 credits per quarter for a 12-quarter, four-year program. The 180 credits are based upon the following assumptions:
a. Students have had one year of high school drafting. If this assumption is not true, then the student will have to take ENGR 102 Introduction to Engineering Graphics (4).
b. Students will have satisfed University Competencies. If this assumption is not true, then the student will have to complete up to six more credits of classes. (See University Competencies in the university's catalog.)

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