Building Construction Management Certificate

The Building Construction Management Certificate Program at York Technical College is designed to prepare students for advanced entry-level jobs in residential building construction. This program is based on standards set forth by the Home Builders Institute. The Building Construction Management Certificate Program can be combined with one other Building Construction Trades certificate, defined general education classes, and electives to obtain the Building Construction Management Degree.

The Building Construction Management Certificate Program consists of the following classes and can be completed in three 16-week semesters if taking day classes. The same classes are offered at night.

Class number/name Lecture hours Lab hours Credit hours
BCT-102 Fundamentals of Building Construction 3 3 4
EGR-110 Introduction to Computer Environment 3 0 3
BCT-104 Site Layout and Preparation 1 3 2
BCT-131 Estimating/Quantity Take-Off 2 0 2
BCT-151 Introduction to Residential Plumbing 2 3 3
BCT-221 Construction Building Code 3 3
BCT-231 Construction Labor and Expediting 3 3
BUS-101 Introduction to Business 3 3
BCT-142 Fundamentals of Construction Safety 4 4
BCT-223 Residential Mechanical Systems 2 3 3
EEM-105 Basic Electricity 1 3 2

 

Class descriptions

BCT-102 Fundamentals of Building Construction—This course is a study of framing for residential and light commercial buildings.

EGR-110 Introduction to Computer Environments—This course provides an introduction to computer hardware, operating systems, and application software.

BCT-104 Site Layout and Preparation—This course is a study of principles, equipment, and methods used to perform site layouts and distance measurements.

BCT-131 Estimating/Quantity Take-Off—This course covers construction estimation and quantity takeoff for construction trades based on local and national building codes.

BCT-151 Introduction to Residential Plumbing—This class covers plumbing theory as it relates to residential construction. There is a lab component. This class is required for the Construction Management degree as well as the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service certificate.

BCT-221 Construction Building Code—This course is a study of local, state, and national building code requirements as they apply to residential and commercial construction.

BCT-231 Construction Labor and Expediting—This course is a study of the process of controlling material and labor on a job site.

BUS-101 Introduction to Business—This course is a study of the nature of business activity in relation to the economic society, including how a business is owned, organized, managed, and controlled.

BCT-142 Fundamentals of Construction Safety—This course covers safety standards and practices as they apply to the building construction industry.

BCT-223 Residential Mechanical Systems—This course is a study of the workings of the basic HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems found in residential structures.

EEM-105 Basic Electricity—This course is a survey of basic electrical principles, circuits, and measurements.

Recommended Class Schedule

First Semester Second Semester Third Semester
BCT-102 Fundamentals of Building Construction BCT-131 Estimating/Quantity Take-Off BCT-142 Fundamentals of Construction Safety
EGR-110 Introduction to Computer Environment BCT-151 Introduction to Residential Plumbing BCT-223 Residential Mechanical Systems
BCT-104 Site Layout and Preparation BCT-221 Construction Building Code EEM-105 Basic Electricity
  BCT-231 Construction Labor and Expediting
  BUS-101 Introduction to Business

 

 

 

 

 

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