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College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: (231) 591-2890

Earn an Associates Degree in Building
Construction at Ferris State?

The Associates Degree in Building Construction through Ferris prepares students for entry-level positions within the the building construction trade, including work on commercial and residential structures.

The program includes courses relevant to building construction technology, including emphasis in estimating, field layout, and hands-on laboratories, toward fulfillment of your Building Construction AAS Degree.

Graduates of the Building Construction Associates Degree Program may choose employment opportunities with construction companies following graduation, or to pursue a Bachelors of Science Degree in the ACCE-accredited Construction Management program at Ferris.

The Building Construction Associates Degree
Leads to a Better CareerBuilding Construction Degree

Some of the most skilled personnel on the building construction site are building construction technicians. Technicians work as part of a construction team and following graduation from a Building Construction Degree program at Ferris, know how to:

  • Lay out a building
  • Prepare construction project estimates
  • Read building blueprints
  • Develop operation schedules for building construction projects
  • Formulate material orders for building projects
  • Coordinate with building subcontractors

Building Construction Technology graduates have the necessary skills to serve as an integral part of a construction team.

Graduates of the building construction associates degree program are on track to find work with a general contractor or work in related fields such as material sales, insurance adjusting, building inspection, and equipment sales and rental. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, last year building construction technicians averaged about $54,970 annually.

Building Construction Associates Degree
College of Technology Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Technology is open to high school graduates who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies. Among first-time students in our technical programs, the average high school GPA is 2.8, and the average ACT composite score is 20.

Students entering the Building Construction Technology program must have a high school diploma with a 'C' average or better and be prepared to enroll in all required courses including mathematics and English. An ACT math subscore of 19 or better also is required. Fully prepared students enter the program in the fall semester. Students not fully prepared who complete the preparatory courses during the fall semester may enter the program sequence in the winter semester, following a modified course sequence.

Associates Degree Building Construction
Graduation Requirements

An Associates Degree through the Building Construction Technology program at Ferris leads to an associate in applied science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information about Building Construction
Degree Programs at Ferris State University

College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: (231) 591-2890


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