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Construction Technology - AAS

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SUNY Curriculum Code: 0540

HEGIS: 5317.00

Academic Requirements

Third Semester

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 64


1 Students not pursuing a BT degree may substitute other general education or business electives for ECON 100 - Introductory Macroeconomics /ECON 110 - Introductory Microeconomics  and ACCT 115 - Financial Accounting .

2 General Education  Elective(s) from GE2 must be a minimum of a 3 credit hour laboratory science course at 120 or higher level.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Construction Technology AAS program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to estimate quantities and costs for the bidding process in a construction project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to schedule a basic construction project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use current technology related to the construction process.
  • Interpret construction documents (contracts, specifications, and drawings) used in managing a construction project.
  • Apply basic principles of construction accounting.
  • Use basic surveying techniques used in building layout.
  • Discuss basic principles of ethics in the construction industry
  • Identify the fundamentals of contracts, codes, and regulations that govern a construction project.
  • Recognize basic construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Recognize basic safety hazards on a construction site and standard prevention measures.
  • Recognize the basic principles of structural design.
  • Recognize the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Understand the career paths and the role of the construction manager in residential construction projects.

SUNY General Education Requirement

Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor for program-specific information; for general information: General Education  

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards for Construction Technology & Management Programs

The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

Thinking Skills

General: Apply proper principles and techniques to commercial heavy construction projects.


  • Understand textbooks, handouts, and safety procedures.
  • Understand/interpret blueprints and construction plans.
  • Interpret symbols, legends, and other information on construction drawings and/or computer generated drawings.
  • Extract information from a set of construction drawings and/or computer generated drawings.
  • Do mathematical calculations.
  • Take accurate measurements and do conversions.
  • Estimate the amount of materials and labor needed for a project.
  • Visualize two and three-dimensional objects.

Sensory/Observation Skills

General: Assess the quality of heavy construction work.


  • Determine readings on devices such as tape measures, framing and adjustable squares, and builders’ levels and transits.
  • Select proper tools and materials for specific purposes.
  • Use sensory cues to do proper constructing, installing, and finishing work.
  • Judge distance and spatial relationships of objects.

Motor skills

General: Possess sufficient physical strength, stamina, flexibility, and dexterity to perform various construction work.


  • Operate necessary tools and equipment properly.
  • Do physical labor for prolonged periods.
  • Work at varying heights.
  • Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary.
  • Lift, saw, nail, hammer, and bolt light-wood or metal construction components in construction lab courses.

Communication skills

General: Communicate to gather and convey information.


  • Speak, write, and understand English.
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information coherently.
  • Document work accurately.

Behavioral skills

General: Behave appropriately and safely in a shared-learning environment.


  • Work independently with periodic supervision.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Follow through with individual and shared responsibilities.
  • Exercise good judgment.
  • Follow approved safety procedures.

Environmental tolerance

General: Function safely in a construction environment.


Work for prolonged periods amidst:

  • Extreme noise
  • Sharp tools and materials
  • Electrical equipment
  • Chemicals and toxins
  • Dust, heat, and fumes
  • Machinery with moving parts
  • Moving objects and vehicles
  • Slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Variations in lighting
  • Extreme outdoor temperatures

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