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Construction Technology

Build a solid foundation for a career in construction. Prepare for highly skilled jobs in residential or commercial building or become an independent contractor.

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What is Construction Technology?

If your motivation is having something to show for your work and taking pride in a job well done, then a rewarding career in Construction Technology might be just what you are looking for. Graduates will be able to build a house from the ground up through all phases of the building process and/or fix and remodel and existing home.

Students examine the materials, tools, systems and methods used in residential and light commercial construction.

The program includes blueprint reading, building site layout procedures, foundation system, framing construction methods, exterior and interior finish systems, cabinetry, concrete forming systems and constructions safety.

If you like hands-on training, then these classes are for you! Not one lab for training, but two labs located on campus. The program will utilize the Smart Energy Training Center's lab as an advanced one of a kind training facility. Students will have enhanced hands-on experience working on a real house that offers all the various construction methods and materials as well as smart energy methods available in the industry. As one of many credentials available, the Green Building Technology certificate familiarizes students with the principles of green building technologies and methods of sustainable construction.

For additional information, please visit out Program Information Sheet.

What are my career choices?

The Construction Technology program can lead to several careers in residential and light commercial construction, 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.

Are you already working in the construction industry but need to brush up on a specific skill? With the consent of the instructor, you can take an individual class for credit, like Blueprint Reading for Construction or Ceiling and Roof Framing, to give you that edge in the workplace.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


  • Construction Carpenter

Credentials Offered

  • Residential Carpenter
  • Residential Roofer
  • Residential Site Layout Assistant
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Basic Carpenter
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Construction Forms Helper
  • Green Building Technology
  • Painter, Interior Finish
  • Dry Waller
  • NCCER Skills Standard Level I

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.

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Program Contact

Doug Niece

Construction Technology

Program Coordinator