Building Construction Technology
Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Building Construction Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you with a building construction degree to go directly into a specialized career in the construction and building industry.
Valencia’s program has a proven track record of providing competent and skilled estimators, schedulers and construction managers that are in high demand to create the built environment in Central Florida. You’ll learn how to study building plans, estimate materials and labor, obtain building permits and licenses, and oversee the work of other employees. Valencia’s program provides up-to-the-minute courses in the latest construction methods, materials and technology so that you’ll be prepared to work with the best architects, engineers, contractors and building officials in the business.
Our graduates receive credit for two of the four years of education required to be eligible for the General Contractor’s Exam.
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.
Building Construction Specialist (18 credits)
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years
Learn How To
- Estimate materials, labor and equipment
- Oversee the work of employees, develop budgets and monitor expenditures
- Obtain necessary building permits and licenses
- Study building plans
With Central Florida as one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S., the market for new office buildings, retail centers, schools, restaurants and homes continues to grow, creating many career opportunities in this industry. Also, a growing emphasis on retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient is contributing to job demand.
- Building Inspector
- Construction Manager
- General Contractor
- Plans Reviewer
- Project Manager
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$28,000 – $42,000
The average placement rate for Valencia’s A.S. Degree and Certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.
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