Ivy Tech's Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Building Construction Technology degree program teaches students how to follow procedures and plan and complete work on construction projects. The program features hands-on learning, with students building full-size mock-ups of houses in Ivy Tech's construction laboratory. Students also can participate in service-learning construction programs, and each course prepares students for national certification.
In addition to general education core subjects ranging from English composition to introductory physics, students focus on gaining knowledge and skills in:
- Construction technology
- Electrical work
Students also work to strengthen the following competencies:
- Working as part of a technical team
- Identifying, analyzing and solving technical problems
- Communicating in technical and nontechnical environments
- Engaging in professional development
- Upholding professional and ethical responsibilities
- Exhibiting professionalism
Time to Complete
The AAS in Building Construction Technology at Ivy Tech requires 60 credit hours, or five semesters, to complete.
Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your AAS
Students working toward an AAS in Building Construction Technology can complete one of the certificates (CT) in the program on the way to getting their degree. The CTs are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level building construction technology careers existing in the local industry.
Graduates must complete 60 credit hours, including:
- 16 general education course credits
- 43 program-specific course credits
- 1 student success credit (college requirement)
A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken. Select the completion guide for the industrial technology associate degree path you want to pursue (building construction management specialist, carpentry specialist or electrical specialist):
Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.