The Construction Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in the construction industry. Residential and light to heavy commercial construction applications are taught. This program includes instruction in blueprint reading, building site layout procedures, foundation systems and concrete, framing construction methods, exterior and interior finish systems, and construction safety.
Students will begin the program in an apprenticeship environment, working with a local contractor to understand the building fundamentals, while attending class to understand the principles behind the methods.
What are my career choices?
A construction certificate can lead to a career in residential and light commercial building. This program is also an excellent background for many other career options such as architect, building inspector, surveyor, construction manager, and estimator.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Students can earn the Associate in Applied Science in General Occupation/Technical Studies. This degree provides flexible alternatives for meeting student and employer needs. Credit earned through certificate and diploma program completion is applicable toward the Associate in Applied Science in General Occupational/Technical Studies degree when consistent with the objectives of the students individual plan of study.
- Basic Carpenter
- Carpenter Helper
- Construction Forms Helper
- Green Building Technology
- NCCER Skills Standard Level 1
- Residential Carpenter
- Residential Roofer
- Residential Site Layout Assistant
- Rough Carpenter
Length of Program
Students seeking a diploma can complete their plan of study in four semesters by completing a total of 48-53 credit hours of technical and general education courses. Certificates embedded within the diploma may be awarded as credential requirements are met. Classes are offered in a variety of 5-, 8-, and 16-week sessions during the semester. Students 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 credential requirements.
There are no special admissions requirements for this program. Please consult WKCTCS’s general admission requirements.