BSAST Degree in Construction

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Construction is designed for those working in the construction industry. The BSAST degree in Construction Science is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Statistics (STA-201)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Second Science
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Construction 45
A. Statics 3
B. Strength of Materials 3
C. Soil Mechanics/Hydraulics/Fluid Mechanics 3
D. Construction Methods and Materials
  • Construction Techniques
  • Construction Methods and Practices
  • Heavy Construction
  • Energy Efficiency Audits
  • Green Technology Applications
E. Structural Mechanics
  • Foundations/Structural Design/Analysis
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Wood Construction
F. Construction Codes and Specifications 3
G. Construction Estimating 3
H. Construction Management
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Engineering Economy
  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Operations
  • Project Management
  • Construction Labor
I. Graphics and CAD 3
J. Surveying 3
K. Construction Electives
  • HVAC Systems
  • Building Systems (Electrical/Mechanical)
  • Building Codes
  • Historic Preservation & Rehabilitation
  • Other Related Courses
L. AST: Current Trends & Applications 3
III. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Required Courses: Statics, Strength of Materials, Soil Mechanics, Structural Mechanics (two courses, e.g., Structural Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design), Construction Management, Engineering Graphics, Surveying
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II, Statistics, Computer Requirements, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students whose areas of study are not complete at the time of enrollment either use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or classroom work to complete their areas of study.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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