Degrees & Certificates

Construction Technology (certificate) 

Career and Technical Education Certificate: 33 credits 

Credits to Complete Certificate 

Academic Discipline  Credits
Construction (CT) 33

     

Career Discription

The Construction Technology certificate is designed to meet basic construction skills for the construction industry. Workers in this industry may perform a wide variety of entry-level jobs, including the operation of hand and power tools, cleaning and preparation of sites, and assembling scaffolding.

Program Outcomes

  • Explain terms and nomenclature pertaining to the tools, materials and hardware associated with the contruction field. 
  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use and care of basic contruction tools. 
  • Perform fundamental construction techniques properly, including foundations, carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical. 
  • Applt safe work habits at all times. 

Course of Study 

The 33 credit Construction Technology certificate expands on the instruction provided in the 18 credit Basic Construction certificate, and all coursework in the Basic Construction certificate is included in and applies toward the completion of the Construction Technology certificate. The program’s emphasis is on preparing students in the foundational skills of the construction industry.

Program Prerequisites

Successful completion of MTH 60 or MTH 98, WR 90, RD 90 or equivalent placement test scores. 

Coursework

Course Number  Course Title  Credits 
CT 101  Tools and Safety  3
CT 102 Footings and Foundations  3
CT 103 Building Materials and Methods  3
CT 104 Flooring Framing  3
CT 105 Walls and Ceiling Framing  3
CT 106 Roof Framing  3
CT 110 Electrical Writing Basics  3
CT 111 Plumbing Basics  3
CT 112 Basic Stair Construction  3
CT 113 Building Decks and Porches  3
CT 114 Windows and Exterior Walls  3
Total Credits    33

Basic Construction (Certificate) 

Career & Techincal Education Certificate: 18 credits  

Credits to Complete Certificate 

Academic Discipline  Credits 
Construction (CT) 18

Career Discription 

Students completing the Basic Construction certificate are trained in the introductory skills of the construction industry, including tools and safety, framing, and foundations. Work in entry-level positions can be found with small and large construction companies performing jobs such as rubble and debris clean up, maintenance of tools and equipment, or digging trenches.

Program Outcomes

  • Use standard terminology when identifying tools, materials and hardware associated with the contruction field. 
  • Demonstrate the safe and proper use and care of basic construction tools. 
  • Perform fundamental construction techniques properly, including foundations and framing. 
  • Apply safe work habits at all times. 

Course Study 

The Basic Construction certificate can serve as a first step for students interested in pursuing a college credential and can put them on a path for earning more advanced technical certificates. This certificate’s 18 credits are fully contained in the more advanced 33 credit Construction Technology certificate.

Program Prerequisites

Successful completion of MTH 60 or MTH 98, WR 90 and RD 90 or equivalent placement test scores.

Coursework 

Course Number Course Title  Credits
CT 101 Tools and Safety 3
CT 102 Footings and Foundations  3
CT 103 Building Materials and Methods  3
CT 104 Floor Framing  3
CT 105 Walls and Ceiling Framing  3
CT 106 Roof Framing 3
Total Credits    18