Engineering Technology/Building Construction Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Are you interested in a career in building construction?

The purpose of this transfer track is to provide students the opportunity to gain knowledge in the disciplines necessary for a career in building construction.  The track is designed to meet the first two years of preparation for a four-year degree based on the program offered at the University of West Florida.  Students should be familiar with the admission requirements of the university they plan to attend.

A four-year degree could lead to self-employment in the construction field; contract work for a government agency or private business; or employment by a private construction firm.  Individuals are required to pass a state exam and meet all state licensing requirements to become a licensed contractor.


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Program Roadmap

Contact the Advisor

Antonio Adessi, LEED AP
Associate Professor
850-769-1551 extension 5887

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Who is eligible for the Engineering Technology/Building Construction, Liberal Arts A.A. 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 ENGINEER TECHNology/building construction, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  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.


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.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area Credit Hours
•+*ENC1101,   English I 3
+*ENC1102, English   II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and   Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
•+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
+*MAC1140,   Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+PHY2053,   College Physics I 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral   Sciences ECO2013, Economics, Macro 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
*ACG2001, Financial Accounting I 3
+STA2023, Statistics 3
+BCN2405, Statics and Strength of Materials 3
ECO2023, Economics, Micro 3
BUL2241, Business Law 3
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
+PHY2054, College Physics II 3
•+*MAC2311, Calculus I or +MAC2233, Calculus for Business 3


+BCN2405, Statics and Strength of Materials, 3 hrs.
EGN1110C, Engineering Drawing, 3 crs.
+ETD2395, CAD for Architecture, 3 crs.
+ARC2312C, Introduction to Building Assembly Modeling, 4 crs.
BCT2715, Construction Management, 3 crs.
BCT2770, Construction Estimating, 3 crs.
*GIS2040, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, 3 crs.
EGS1006, Introduction to Engineering, 1 cr.
+ETD1320, AutoCAD, 3 crs.
BCN1230, Materials and Methods, 3 crs.
+BCN2949, Building Construction CO-OP, 1-3 crs.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

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

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology