Building Construction Technology - Sustainable Design Option, A.S.


do you have an interest in building construction and making things more efficient and sustainable?

The Building Construction Sustainable Design program will prepare you for a career in the residential and commercial construction industry. Your career possibilities include construction supervisor, job foreman, construction planner, or office support staff performing such duties as purchasing or estimating. You'll learn communication skills, leadership skills, human relations and employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, assisting architects and architectural engineers in planning and designing structures, using construction materials, and dealing with contracts and specifications.

With this program, you will obtain broad, transferable skills to employ you in various jobs and positions. You will better understanding and be able to demonstrate the following elements of the Architectural Design and Construction industry: planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

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Who is eligible for the building construction - sustainable design option, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the building construction - Sustainable design Option, A.S. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Degree Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts ARH2060, History of Architecture 3
Mathematics Area
See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012 or •SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
Major Courses
 EGS1006, Intro to Engineering 1
 BCN1230, Materials and Methods 3
 +#BCN2231, Materials and Methods II 3
 +#ETD1320, AutoCAD 3
 +ETG2502, Statics 3
 +ETG2530, Strength of Materials 3
 #BCT1040, Blueprint Reading 3
 +SUR2101, Surveying and Measurements 3
 SUR2101L, Surveying & Measurements Lab 1
+#ETD2395, CAD for Architecture 3
 #BCN1040, Introduction to Sustainability and Measurement 3
 +BCN1041, Introduction to Sustainable Sites 3
 +BCN1042, Intro to Sustainable Water Systems 3
 +BCN1043, Intro to Sustainable Design Materials and Resources 3
 +BCN1044, Intro to Indoor Environmental Air Quality 3
 +BCN1045, Introduction to Integral Sustainable Design Theory 4

 • General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Drafting Lab

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's  Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our high-tech drafting lab and state-of-the-art computer labs allow you to design in a dynamic, creative environment.


Contact the Advisor

Antonio Adessi
Associate Professor
850-769-1551 extension 5887

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology