Building Construction Technology - University Transfer Option, A.S.


Do you WANT TO WORK in the construction industry?

This program will prepare you 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 apply surveying techniques.

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

As a graduate, you can expect to be able to:

  • Enter the construction industry and advance toward leadership positions in the construction industry,
  • Work on multidisciplinary teams and effectively communicate with constructors, architects, engineers, the public and public agents, scientists and others to complete construction projects,
  • Engage in the life-long learning necessary to advance professionally in the construction field,
  • Contribute to society and the construction industry through involvement in professional related and/or other service activity, and
  • Conduct affairs in a highly ethical manner holding paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public and striving to comply with the principles of sustainable development.

This program prepares students to transfer to a University to complete a Bachelor's degree in Building Construction. Students may elect to transfer to an upper division school to seek a baccalaureate degree. FAMU offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology via a 2+2 partnership with GCSC, on our main campus in Tallahassee, FL

Because there are many types of construction careers, the actual salary and job outlook may depend on several factors, including location, regional demand and skills of the employee. In 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported construction workers made a median annual salary of $31,090 with construction managers making $85,630. This job sector is expected to grow 16-25% between 2012 and 2022.

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Who is eligible for the building construction-university transfer, 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-university transfer, 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
 +MAC1140, Pre-calculus Algebra 3
 •+PHY2053, College Physics 3
 +PHY2053L, College Physics Lab 1
 +CHM1040, Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
 +CHM1040L, Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 1
 +GLY1010, Physical Geology 3
 •ECO2013, Principles of Economics 3
 COP2224, C++ Programming I 3
 Approved Technical Elective 2

•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