This program is offered in conjunction with the Joint Apprenticeship Committees of the building trades and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. Applicants must have earned a Journeyman Certificate in one of the trade technologies. Pennsylvania awards Journeyman Certificates to graduates of apprenticeship certificate programs.
This program will prepare the journeyman for advancement in the building construction industry. Students will study the phases of a building construction project to develop an overview and understanding of the building construction industry. Coursework focuses on commercial construction applications and evolving green technology. Classes are scheduled for evenings and weekends allowing students to work full time at their trade while obtaining a degree.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Apply the skills for employment as a construction foreman, job site superintendent, expediter, scheduler or as a project manager in employment areas such as building construction companies, material suppliers, service providers and subcontractors.
Read and delineate blue prints.
Perform job site layout tasks.
Navigate a construction site from ground breaking to completion.
Plan work flow and control scheduling sequence of construction projects.
Apply leadership, communication and problem-solving techniques in building construction projects.