The Construction Technology program has been developed with industry support, to prepare individuals for entry level positions and up-grade training in America’s largest industry, construction. The program’s primary training focus is the carpentry trade. Residential and light commercial construction applications are taught. This program includes instructional units in blueprint reading for construction, building site layout procedures, building foundation systems, light framing construction methods, exterior and interior finish systems, concrete forming systems, building code regulations and construction safety. Units of instruction have been designed to include both 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.
Today’s construction industry is always in need of qualified men and women. Our society will always need new and renovated roads, airports, hospitals, schools, housing, water treatment and supply facilities, power generation plants, and commercial and industrial buildings of all kinds. Students that complete their training are eligible for many permanent, well paying career opportunities at virtually all levels of the construction industry. Tremendous opportunities exist in management, in the construction crafts, in clerical and technical support positions, in the design fields, and in academia for those who pursue a career in construction.
The job market analysis for future carpenters is great. It is predicted that for the needed amount of work in commercial, industrial and residential construction there will be a shortage of skilled carpenters.
There are no special admission requirements for this program.
This program can be completed in two years.