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Submitter's Information


Phuong Tran


Apprenticeship Program Coordinator


Bay Area


Foothill College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Teresa Ong

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Program Details

Program Title


Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Construction Crafts Technology (095200)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

Program Description: The Bachelor of Science in Building Trades Management provides graduates of AS degree in inside wireman,plumbing, steamfitting and pipefitting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning(HVAC), and sheet metal a pathway to complete their four-year degree without having to transfer to a 4-year college or university. The curriculum offers an advanced scope of business leadership and management, research methodology, cost management, finance, scheduling, project management, construction laws, and technologies related to building trades. The program prepares journeypersons and apprentices in the building trades for a wider array of classifications, promoting social economic mobility, and providing employment advancement opportunities.It aims to enhance project workflows within specific trades, improve efficiency and reduce cost for contractors and end-users.

Program Student Learning Outcome:

1.    Be able to work as commercial and residential electrician, plumber, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanic and installer, or sheet metal worker.

2.    Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.

3.    Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.

4.    Apply and incorporate occupational skills and knowledge acquired from a 5-year inside wireman, commercial plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), or sheet metal program with business management in the construction industry.

5.    Attain business administration and management skills necessary to transition swiftly from the field to anoffice work environment and manage a project more effectively and efficiently.

6.    Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of business and project administration, including managing a team,handling change orders, processing project submittals, and managing field directives

7.    Apply critical, ethical, and socially responsible thinking when problem-solving.

8.    Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal communication to effectively collaborate with stakeholders in a project.

9.    Use applications to manage costs and human resources within their trades.

10. Manage a budget and report costs accurately.

11. Describe the use of documents to manage and control costs on a project.

12. Understand the use of emerging technologies that affect their trades.

13. Research, adapt, and display proficiency in specific occupation and management.

Estimate material costs for various trades.

Academic Requirements: Foothill College students who have completed40.5 quarter units (27 semester units) of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for UC or CSU campuses and have completed their 3rdyear of apprenticeship or have graduated from one of the programs listed below: 

o   Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

o   Sheet Metal Building Trade 

o   Plumbing Technology  

o   Inside Wireman  

o   Plumbing and Pipefitting Apprenticeship  

o   Test, Adjust, and Balancing (TAB)Technician  

o   Air Conditioning Mechanic  

o   Steamfitting and Pipefitting Technology   


·      Students who have completed 40.5 quarter units (27 semester units) of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for UC or CSU campuses and have successfully completed a4-year or 5-year year registered and approved by the Division of Apprenticeship program in plumbing, steamfitting and pipefitting, HVAC, inside wireman, or sheet metal from a California community college may transfer credits earned to Foothill College.   


Completed an associate degree in plumbing, steamfitting and pipefitting, HVAC, inside wireman, or sheet metal. 

Enrollment Completer Projections


Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • A.S. Degree (S)
Program Goal

The goal of the Baccalaureate Degree Program in Building Trades Management is to prepare our workforce with career readiness pathways that support the construction industry and create economic sustainability for both contractors and workers. The program is centered around accessibility, stackable credentials for upward progression, and affordability for apprentices and journeypersons in the building trades programs.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

BS = Bachelor of Science Degree: A minimum of 180 units is required to include:

·      Completion of lower-division core elective courses for a concentration: 40 – 88.5 units

·      Completion of a minimum of 40.5units (27 semester units) of the Intersegmental General Education TransferCurriculum (IGETC)

·      Completion of lower-division elective course(s): 10.5 – 31 units

·      Completion of upper-division major courses: 55 units

·      Completion of upper-division general education courses: 13.5 units

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
BTM 310
Introduction to estimating
Y1, Fall
BTM 311
Scheduling of a LEAN Project
Y1, Fall
BTM 312
Construction Finance for Commercial Construction
Y1, Winter
BTM 313
Y1, Winter
BTM 314
Building Information Modeling
Y1, Spring
BTM 315
Construction Cost Management
Y1, Spring
BUSI 3xx
Leadership Skills and Team Dynamics
Y1, Summer
BTM 316
Projection Management Development for Commercial Construction
Y2, Fall
BTM 317
Legal Aspects of Construction
Y2, Fall
BTM 318
Green Building and LEED Certification
Y2, Winter
BTM 319
Construction Management Research and Capstone Project I
Y2, Winter
BTM 320
Construction Management Research and Capstone Project II
Y2, Spring
SOC 3xx
Society's Role in Environmental Sustainability
Y2, Spring
BUSI 3xx
Applied and Professional Ethnics
Y2, Summer

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Bay Area Regional Questions

Goal of Program


Include any other information you would like to share.
We submitted a proposal for a baccalaureate degree program to be offered in Building Trades Management to Cycle 4 Application early this year.
Please list similar programs at other colleges in the service area which may be impacted, including the name of the college, the name of the program that may be impacted, the name of the person you contacted and the outcome of that contact.
There is no baccalaureate degree offered to apprentices and journeypersons in the building trades.

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03/04/24 - 11:20 AM



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