Bakersfield College

Industrial Technology, Construction Option

Associate of Science

The requirements for the Associate in Science Degree in Industrial Technology, Construction Option are intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop and blend the critical thinking skills along with the technical construction skills necessary to supervise or construct structures within the residential building profession. Course work within the construction program is designed to assist students in defining their respective career paths within the diverse and challenging construction profession. Course emphasis is placed on blending technical skill development, industrial safety with practical lab activities. Students can obtain these courses from within the Construction Technology area and from the various related disciplines (architecture, industrial drawing, industrial technology and wood technology). To compliment the individual student’s academic and technical growth, students complete required General Education courses. Students working toward this degree are also encouraged to apply for the Construction Technology Certificate of Achievement. Career opportunities include entry level construction trades, estimators, construction supervisors & managers, inspectors, construction educators and Class A, B & C licensed contractors.

To Achieve the Associate in Science
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Industrial Technology, Construction Option Associate in Science degree.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 27 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment in the construction industry.
  • demonstrate program solving skills used in the construction industry.
  • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for certification in construction technologies.

Total Units: 27


Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
ARCH B55 Residential Building Codes 3.0
CNST B1 Introduction to Construction 3.0
CNST B2 Estimating and Scheduling 3.0
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 2.0
INDT B10 Occupational Readiness 3.0
 equivalent -or equivalent-  
CNST B50A Residential Construction 7.0
  -or-  
CNST B50B Residential Construction 7.0
WOOD B2 Furniture and Cabinetmaking 3.0

Electives — for a total of at least 27 units

Course Number Title Units
INDR B20A Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) 3.0
ARCH B56 Building and Related Codes 3.0
ARCH B6 Materials of Construction 3.0

* The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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