What is Construction Technology
The Construction Technology program has been developed with industry support, to prepare individuals for entry level positions and up-grade training in Americas largest industry, construction. The programs 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.
What are my career choices?
A construction technology diploma or degree can lead to careers in residential and light commercial building development, or get you started in business as an independent contractor. This program is an excellent background for many other career options such as architect, engineer, building inspector, surveyor, construction manager, estimator and even plumbers and electricians.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
- General Occupational/Technical Studies with students plan of study in Construction Technology.
- Construction Carpenter: 48 to 53 credit hours
- Carpenter Helper: 17 credit hours
- Construction Forms Helper: 18 credit hours
- Residential Carpenter: 32 credit hours
- Residential Site Layout Assistant: 15 credit hours
- Residential Roofer: 12 credit hours
- Rough Carpenter: 22 credit hours
- Basic Carpenter: 9 credit hours
For program course requirements, consult the Construction Technology Check Sheet.
Length of Program
You can earn 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.