The Building Design & Construction (BDC) minor prepares graduates to enter careers in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of the built environment. Graduates are prepared for careers in the building design, construction, testing, operation, and maintenance of building systems; they have the abilities to produce and utilize basic construction documents and to perform basic analysis and design of system components. Baccalaureate degree graduates will have the technical and managerial skills necessary for careers in which they will analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of building projects.
The BDC minor will allow students to prepare for job opportunities working for residential design firms and builders, commercial architectural design firms and contractors; trade contractors and engineering firms such as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing; civil engineering firms; and various other firms related to the construction of the built environment. It provides an alternative pathway for those interested in continuing their graduate education in various disciplines relating to the built environment.
Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses used toward the minor (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours of BDC courses.
- Program Code: 8081
- CIPC: 040902
This program offers students who major in another discipline the option to obtain a minor in Construction Management Technology (Building Design & Construction).