Degree Code: KB79
Associate In Applied Science
Program Coordinator: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415
This program is designed as an umbrella degree that groups the disciplines of architecture, civil and construction management technologies, (commonly referred to as “AEC” - architecture, engineering and construction).
The degree tracks students studying in all three disciplines through a common first year of courses. Starting in the third semester, students will begin to track into one of the three specific concentrations they choose to major in. Courses common within the core, prepare and lead students into the courses that form the concentration and provide students with the knowledge, practice, and skills required to enter employment in their discipline upon graduation at the technician level. Students will be qualified as technical designers, engineering technicians, and construction management technicians in inspection, testing, scheduling, and estimating.
Composed of a technical core with specific expanded topics, students establish a foundation essential in the AEC industries that includes construction materials, blueprint reading, codes and regulations, contracts and specifications, surveying, and CAD (computer aided design) with a BIM (building information modeling) focus. The architecture track expands on the design process and sustainable site development, while the civil track expands upon structures, hydrology and drainage, and soils. The construction management track rounds out the third concentration with a focus on construction estimating, logistics, critical-path, and scheduling.
Upon completion, students will be qualified at the technician level in architecture, engineering or construction firms, municipal building and planning offices, transportation, utility, and construction departments, or may transfer into a baccalaureate program.
For a color-coded, semester sequence visual illustration please visit: http://www.professorcomeau.com/index_files/Page758.htm
Construction Technology Curriculum Requirements
Civil Technology Concentration
Construction Management Concentration
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.
Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits. 25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework. Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit. Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.
Construction Technology, Associate in Applied Sciences Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Analyze the history of the built environment and appraise geographic adaptation when considering modern solutions to: natural resource utilization; sustainable harvest, refinement and transport of construction materials; and performance of designs and systems, accounting for climate change.
- Translate, synthesize, and prepare graphical and written project documentation used to illustrate or describe essential industry information including construction drawings, specifications, contractual and municipal forms, field data, and technical inspection and testing reports.
- Utilize emerging theories, equipment and technologies (i.e. sustainability, a total-station, AutoCAD), in the design and evaluation of discipline-specific components, processes, and systems ( e.g. materials and form, structures, surveying and layout, and scales ranging from site-specific to urban).
- Through simulations, evaluate potential project variables (arterial access, soils, hydrologic management, logistics), appraise their role in design development, and select strategies for project execution.
- Perform and communicate effectively as a contributing individual or team member.
- Demonstrate lifelong learning and continuous improvement of professional, ethical, and social responsibility.