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Construction Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Technology prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in carpentry or plumbing or electrical systems in residential and commercial settings. Instruction is in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the construction trade, and includes course work in safety, tools and equipment, construction calculations, blueprint reading, and trade-specific codes, material characteristics, and installation techniques. Certificates of Completion (CCL) and Certificates of Competency (CCT) in Carpentry, Electrical, and Plumbing are also available and are embedded in this AAS.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Construction Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3193
Total Credits Required
60
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in daily work.
  2. Evaluate construction plans to make informed decisions.
  3. Interpret construction plans to perform a task.
  4. Identify potential construction problems.
  5. Resolve a problem in the construction field.
  6. Recognize the interrelationships among the construction trades.
  7. Describe the implications of working in construction trades.
  8. Effectively work within a team structure.
  9. Effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
  10. Demonstrate work quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  11. Demonstrate professionalism with conduct, ethics, and work practices.
  12. Use, maintain and secure materials, tools and equipment according to professional standards.
  13. Maintain the work space according to professional standards.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

$55,780

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

$62,710

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

$32,710

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the program.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated.

Additional courses that are specific to your selected option will be highlighted with a blue border. Depending on your selected option, the blue bordered courses may replace the gray bordered courses found in the other options.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON103 Foundation of Construction Safety Critical course Gateway course 1
CON104 Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Workspace 1.5
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
General Elective General Elective CON244 OR CON271 recommended. 3
GTC108 or
MAT14+
Technical Mathematics II or College Mathematics Recommend MAT15+ for transfer to a university program. MA 3–6
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design CON101 recommended. HU 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
CON106 Foundations of Concrete Or any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area. SQ 4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
General Elective General Elective CON244 or CON271 recommended. 1–3
General Elective General Elective CON244 or CON271 recommended. 0–3
General Elective General Elective CON244 or CON271 recommended. 0–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON103 Foundation of Construction Safety Critical course Gateway course 1
CON104 Hand and Power Tools, Equipment, and Workspace 1.5
CON105 Construction Calculations 1.5
CON107 Construction Drawings Introduction 1
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
General Elective General Elective CON244 OR CON271 recommended. 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design CON101 recommended. HU 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC108 or
MAT14+
Technical Mathematics II or College Mathematics Recommend MAT15+ for transfer to a university program. MA 3–6
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
NS Natural Science 4
General Elective General Elective CON244 or CON271 recommended. 1–3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
General Elective General Elective CON244 or CON271 recommended. 0–3
General Elective General Elective CON244 or CON271 recommended. 0–3

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Construction Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=146343).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.