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Construction and Building Science - Construction Technology (CBCTO)

Location(s): Fort Omaha Campus

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Academic Focus Area: Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences

This degree option provides students with technical knowledge and skills desirable for success in the construction industry.

Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 96.5 - 98.5

Recommended Full-Time Curriculum Plan

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Major Requirements - 26.5 credits

Students interested in a Construction Technology option should consult with faculty or Student Services when planning their studies.

Elective Requirements - 9.0 - 11.0 credits

Select 9.0 - 11.0 credit hours from the following:

General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Communication: ENGL 1220 or ENGL 1225
  • Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1240 or higher


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Full-Time Curriculum Plan

Construction and Building Science - Construction Technology (CBCTO)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall or spring quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective communication, both orally and in writing, and discuss basic principles of ethics in the construction industry.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to estimate quantities, costs, and schedule work for a basic construction project.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use current technology to interpret construction documents (contracts, specifications, and drawings) and manage the construction process.
  4. Apply basic principles of construction accounting.
  5. Use basic surveying techniques used in building layout.
  6. Identify the fundamentals of contracts, codes, and regulations that govern a construction project.
  7. Recognize basic construction methods, materials, and equipment, including basic principles of structural design and MEP systems.
  8. Recognize basic safety hazards on a construction site and standard prevention measures.

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