Construction Technology

1 or 2 Year Program

Construction Technology provides a basic overview of the construction industry. Students start by learning basic safety procedures and earning their 10-hour OSHA certificate. They quickly learn to use hand and power tools, and learn the basics of building science: foundations, framing, exterior, interior finishes, blueprint design and job interviewing skills. Second year students will further their skills in construction and related trades along with learning about career opportunities available.

Success Indicators

Success Indicators are recommendations of benchmarks that students should have to be successful when enrolled in this Career & Technical Education course.

Center-Wide Success Indicators

  • Regular Attendance
  • Shows Initiative
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Credit Healthy
  • Transportation: Students may have the opportunity to participate in work-based learning experiences, which would require the student to provide transportation to and from the work site.

Program-Specific Success Indicators

  • Academic
    • Reading: Grade level reading ability is recommended.
    • Writing: Ability to write at grade level.
    • Math: Basic Math skills required.  Recommended that the student has taken and passed Algebra 1 and Geometry. Students should be able to do simple Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division without a calculator including fractions. Ability to read a tape measure down to the 16th of an inch is helpful.
    • Memorization/Note Taking: Good note taking ability is helpful.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Physical: Able to lift up to 20 pounds or more.
    • Clothing/Special Equipment: Must wear appropriate clothing  for lab exercises.  This includes pants (no holes or frays that could be flammable)and closed toe shoes that are leather (do not need to be steel toe but must be fire resistant.)
    • Fine Motor Skills/Coordinator: Hand/eye coordination is necessary, must have the ability to stand and/or walk for 2-3hours at a time.
    • Spatial/Social Awareness: Observation of surroundings, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are suggested. Able to work in varying climates where dust and loud noises are present.
  • Other Requirements
    • Safety: Must follow all safety rules in class and pass all safety tests at 100%.
    • Work Ethics: Recommended to have strong work ethics and be able to follow directions.
    • Computer Skills: Basic operations of computers is a benefit.


  • Construction Manager
  • Crane Operator
  • HVAC
  • Bricklayer/Stonemason
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Building Inspector
  • Civil Engineer

Additional Information on Careers, Wages & More

Articulated College Credits

Students must complete a full year (2 semesters) in the program earning a B (3.0) or higher grade each semester to be eligible

Current List of Articulated College Credits

Embedded High School Credits

Career center programs offer the student the opportunity to receive high school academic credit upon program completion. Students MUST be a program completer to earn these credits. A program completer is defined as a student who has completed all 12 segments of the curriculum AND earned a 2.0 (C) or higher GPA per semester in the program. Credits are granted by the student's local high school and determined by their counselor.

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