What is Construction Technology?
Prepare for an entry-level position in the construction industry! You'll learn about residential and light commercial construction applications.
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
- Construction Safety
Your instructors will teach using lectures and practical experience. The practical experience involves hands-on learning in the lab or on on-site projects.
Do you plan to pursue a career in:
- Construction Management?
- Civil Engineering?
- Architectural Design?
This program offers an excellent prerequisite for you!
What are my Career choices?
- Basic Carpenter
- Carpenter Helper
- Construction Forms Helper
- Residential Carpenter
- Residential Roofer
- Residential Site Layout Assistant
- Rough Carpenter
Occupational Outlook Handbooks:
- Carpenters (new window)
- Construction and Building Inspectors (new window)
- Construction Laborers and Helpers (new window)
- Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers (new window)
- Flooring Installers and Tile and Stone Setters (new window)
- Painters, Construction and Maintenance (new window)
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
Length of Program
You can complete a certificate in 16 weeks or a diploma in 18 months. You can complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
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.