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Building Construction

Construction Tech 
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It seems that everyone around the country and the world wants a piece of the action in Florida. Our warm climate, gorgeous views, tourist attractions and diverse populations make us one of the most attractive places to live, work and visit. As one of the fastest growing states in the country, according to the latest Census numbers, Florida is at the epicenter of construction and development. Are you ready to get your own piece of the action in building construction here in Florida? Let it start with an affordable education at Broward College.
 
An Associate of Science (AS) degree in Broward College’s Building Construction Technology program gives you a competitive advantage in South Florida’s booming construction industry as new, more complex building methods and materials create a need for professionals with up-to-date knowledge and skills. By the time you graduate, you will be well-equipped to manage the construction of a full range of structures, including:
 
  • Homes
  • Bridges
  • Highways
  • Shopping centers
  • Industrial facilities
  • Commercial buildings
  • High rise residential buildings
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Classroom Experience
The Building Construction Technology program emphasizes hands-on, real-world applications of construction management methods. Your training will be focused on the latest state-of-the-art techniques as well as the fundamentals. Our curriculum allows you to create a foundation for a career in construction management and supervision, and offers a clear-cut advantage in today’s competitive job market. Courses focus on:
  • Building codes and standards
  • Managing construction projects
  • How to coordinate with local infrastructure
  • Working with construction documents and estimates
    Class sizes in the core program are small, with about 20 students on average for each class. The intimacy of small class sizes gives you the opportunity to build camaraderie with your classmates, in addition to asking questions of your professors without having to compete to get their attention. 
Classes are located at the Willis Holcombe Center in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, and are conveniently offered in the evenings and Saturdays. Our program and faculty’s flexibility make it possible for you to earn your degree even if you are employed full time.

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Career Path
Technological developments and a growing population drive the demand for graduates of the Building Construction Technology program. Job growth nationwide will rise at an average level, with a 16% percent increase in new jobs for construction managers expected through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationally, salaries in construction management range from
$49,680 to $144,520.
 
Graduates of Broward College’s Building Construction program have found work as:
  • Estimators
  • Schedulers
  • Project managers
  • Building inspectors
  • First-line supervisors
  • Construction managers
  • Managers of construction trades and extraction workers
Is This Program Right for Me?

In order to succeed in this program and later on in your chosen field, you should:

  • Be able to take direction well
  • Work well in team environments
  • Possess a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Have good organizational and time management skills
  • Be able to communicate clearly, in writing and in person
  • Enjoy mathematics and the application of math formulas
Accreditation
Broward College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate’s degrees in Building Construction.
Faculty
Broward College’s experienced faculty and local industry leaders such as the Association of Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), Centex Rooney Construction, Inc., the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF), Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., and the Stiles Corporation have collaborated to develop a curriculum that addresses the construction industry’s specific needs in Broward and South Florida. The relationship between our active professors and industry leaders produces graduates with relevant training and provides employers with capable employees.
Courses
Courses in Building Construction Technology focus on proper planning and execution. To complete the associate’s degree program, 64 credits are needed, which generally takes two years to complete if you enroll as a full-time student.
For Alumni
If you graduated from the Building Construction program at Broward College, activate your membership to the  today. Activation will lead to exclusive member-only events and gatherings, special discounted offers and more.

Alumni are also encouraged to participate in the program’s advisory board, which is currently in development. Your ideas, insight and experiences in the field are a valuable resource for current and future Broward College students. Help us make our Building Construction Technology program even better by calling 954-201-7396 today to see how you can get involved.
Contact Us
Program Manager
Felix M. Lorenzo
 
Building Construction Technology Department
954-201-7396
Willis Holcombe Center (Downtown)
111 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
4th Floor
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