Building Construction Technology - Site Development Option, A.S.


Do you love working outdoors and Building things from the ground up?

Then the Site Development Option in our Building Construction Technology program is right for you. Upon completion of the program you will be prepared for a career in the residential and commercial construction industry. Your career possibilities include construction supervisor, job foreman, or office support staff performing such duties as purchasing or estimating. You'll learn to use AutoCADTM , read blueprints, and draft designs.

If you have previous building experience you may seek to obtain either a county or state contractor's license.

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Meet Robby Fayas, GCSC  Alumnus / Architect

Robby Fayas, GCSC Alumnus

It was my time at Gulf Coast that exposed me to the creative aspect of drafting, so that's what pushed me toward a career in architecture.
– Architect, Florida Architects, Inc.

Who is eligible for the building construction Technology - site development 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 Technology - site development 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.

Program 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
 #ETC2450, Concrete Design 3
 #ETC2450L, Concrete Design Lab 1
 #BCT2770, Construction Estimating 3
 +BCN1041, Introduction to Sustainable Sites 3
 ETC2213, Engineering Properties of Soils 3
 ETC2213L, Eng. Properties of Soils Lab 1
 +CGN2327L, Civil Eng Graphics Lab 1
 +TAR1120, Architectural Drafting 1
 TAR1120L, Architectural Drafting Lab 3
 Approved Technical Elective 3

 • General Education Core.

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

# Applies 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