What is Construction Technology?
The Construction Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the construction industry.
Residential and light commercial construction applications are taught. This program includes instructional units in blueprint reading, building site layout procedures, foundation systems, light framing construction methods, exterior and interior finish systems, concrete forming systems and construction safety.
Units of instruction are designed to include lecture and practical experience in the lab or on-site projects. This program also offers an excellent prerequisite for students that plan to pursue a career in areas such as construction management, civil engineering or architectural design.
What are my career options?
Overall employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 167,800 openings for construction laborers and helpers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as retirement.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- Basic Carpenter
- Carpenter Helper
- Construction Forms Helper
- Residential Carpenter
- Residential Roofer
- Residential Site Layout Assistant
- Rough Carpenter
Length of Program
You can earn a degree in two years if you maintain full-time status. Certificate programs may be completed in one, two, or three semesters depending on the overall credit hours.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.