Earn an Associate Degree in Building Construction at
Ferris State?

The Associate 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 Associate 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 Associate Degree Leads to a Better Career

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 Associate 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 Associate Degree College of Engineering Technology Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Engineering 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 Associate 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.

If you would like more information on Building Construction Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.

  • More About the Building Construction Associate Degree Program at Ferris State: Building Construction Associate Degree courses including our Bachelors Degree in Construction Management, are taught at all levels by professional teachers, not graduate assistants. College students at Ferris State University, including our Building Construction Associate Degree students, are able to extend their studies in more than 170 different college educational programs – beyond Ferris State’s Michigan Building Construction Associate Degree Program.

    Ferris State University offers a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid. A majority of our college students receive financial aid assistance. We encourage you to explore this website for more information on available scholarships and financial aid opportunities at Ferris State University. Ferris State provides all enrolled students access to a variety of academic skill-building opportunities that will assist them in their pursuit of academic excellence in a format that accommodates various learning preferences and schedules. At FSU students experience small classes with individual attention in 170 career-oriented majors leading to job placement for our graduates. FSU students also enjoy 220 student organizations for fun in a relaxed, hometown setting in the heart of Michigan's recreation area.

    The group presentation, by one of our admissions recruiters, includes information on academic offerings, scholarships, housing, student life, and costs. A question and answer period follows the presentation and includes a few surprises! Lunch is provided at one of our well known dining facilities on campus. After lunch, guests may take part in a walking tour of campus led by one of our exceptional student guides. The walking tour takes approximately one hour.

    If you would like more information on the Ferris State Building Construction Associate Degree Program or would like to talk with or visit our campus in Big Rapids, Michigan contact us.

    Ferris State University Mission Statement

    Ferris State University prepares students for successful careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris serves our rapidly changing global economy and society.

    Ferris State University is the recognized leader in integrative education, where theory meets practice throughout the curriculum, and where multi-disciplinary skills important in a global economy are developed with the result that Ferris State University will also be the preferred choice for a Building Construction Associate Degree and college students who seek specialized, innovative, career and life-enhancing education. FSU is the premier educational partner for government, communities, agencies, businesses, and industries through applied research and joint ventures. Ferris State offers a stimulating, student-centered academic environment that fosters life-long engagement, leadership, citizenship, and continuing intellectual development.

    Ferris' Building Construction Associate Degree Program - Promotes Core Values

    The Ferris State Building Construction Associate Degree Program contributes to the advancement of society by building partnerships with Building Construction students, alumni, business and industry, government bodies, accrediting agencies, and the communities the University serves. By providing a Michigan college campus which is supportive, safe, and welcoming, Ferris State embraces a diversity of ideas, beliefs, and cultures. Ferris State recognizes the inherent dignity of each member of the University community and treats everyone with respect. FSU is committed to innovation and creativity, Ferris State strives to produce the highest quality outcomes in all its endeavors. Ferris State University values college education that is career-oriented, balances theory and practice, develops critical thinking, emphasizes active learning, and fosters responsibility and the desire for the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. The Building Construction AAS Degree program at FSU keeps a focus on developing career skills and knowledge, providing opportunities for civic engagement, leadership development, career advancement, and success.

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