Construction Technology - Building

Certificate of Completion: 33 credits. Advising Guide

Career Description

Students who successfully complete the Construction Technology - Building certificate will be prepared to meet a variety of contractor needs across the construction trades. Graduates will have the skills and abilities to competitively seek employment as a general carpenter in small and large construction companies. Throughout the 33 credit program, students will have the opportunity to work with many specialty tools and materials, gaining knowledge and skills related to: structural timbers, stick framing, roof framing, labor estimation, installation of lap siding, architectural roofing as well as interior/exterior finishes. Finally, the program introduces students to communication and teamwork skills that employers are seeking in better qualified employees: project leadership skills, ability to communicate/collaborate with clients, and the ability to work cooperatively and efficiently as a member of a team/crew. The program emphasizes hands-on, practical experience and problem-based learning, just as students/workers will encounter on the job.

Course of Study

The Construction Technology - Building certificate is wholly contained within and applies toward the completion of the Construction Technology AAS degree. Together with the Construction Technology - Finishing certificate, the majority of credits for the AAS are completed. Additional credits of General Education are required to complete the AAS. 

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this degree will be able to:

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


  • MTH 98 Quantitative Math (4 credits) or placement into MTH 65 Beginning Algebra (4 credits)
  • Placement into WR 115 Introduction to Expository Writing (4 credits) or IRW 115 Critical Reading and Writing (5 credits) 

Course Map

Sequence shown is a recommended plan for full-time enrollment. Scheduling requirements may prevent all courses from being offered every term. Students must meet with an academic advisor to map their specific degree plan.

Course Credits
CT 100 Building Layout 3 credits
CT 102 Residential Concrete 3 credits
CT 103 Building Materials and Methods 3 credits
CT 104 Floor Framing 3 credits
Total 12 credits

Course Credits
CT 105 Walls and Ceiling Framing 3 credits
CT 106 Roof Framing 3 credits
CT 110 Electrical Basics 3 credits
CT 111 Plumbing Basics 3 credits
Total 12 credits

Course Credits
CT 112 Basic Stair Construction 3 credits
CT 114 Windows and Interior Doors 3 credits
CT 115 Interior and Exterior Finishes 3 credits
Total 9 credits 

Requirements Credits
Construction Technology (CT) 33