Building Construction Technology (BCT)

BCT 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

BCT 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

BCT 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

BCT 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

BCT 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

BCT 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

BCT 216. Sustainable Building I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course introduces and defines sustainable/green building. Energy efficiency and conservation will be studied as a system considering materials production, site selection and design, building construction, owning and maintaining a sustainable/green home, impact on the natural environmental by the built environment, and the end of lifecycle and deconstruction of buildings. Emphasis will be placed on preparing students for Sustainable Building II in which students will design a sustainable/green built home and study the construction process and contracting of the home.

BCT 218. Sustainable Building Science II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: BCT 216.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course is a study of how the systems of a house are combined to form a sustainable/green built whole house system. Emphasis will be placed on the sequence of construction and the functioning interrelationship of the systems. Students will be required to design a home based on the concepts studied in BCT 216 and BCT 218.

BCT 222. Construction Safety

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course parallels the 29CFR1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations and to conform to the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The course covers both the compliance as well as best practices in the construction industry as they pertain to safety.

BCT 260. Residential Building Codes

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course is a study of residential building codes. Students will learn specific codes, effective use of code books, and the importance of building codes on the home building industry.

BCT 264. Residential Energy Rating Systems

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course studies how energy is used, conserved, and measured in the residential structure. National home energy rating and certification systems will be studied including LEED, Energy Star, and National Green Building Standard systems.

BCT 276. House Systems

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: CARP 110 or BCT 216.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course is designed to give an overview of integrated residential home systems. Introductory study in the areas of mechanical and electrical systems will be provided. The study will be designed for students with little or no experience in the mechanical or electrical trades.

BCT 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

BCT 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

BCT 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

BCT 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

BCT 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.