Construction Technology

Construction Technology prepares students for an in-demand career in commercial and residential construction through actual construction of a residential house or other community-based projects. This hands-on training provides real-world experience in carpentry, roofing, framework, cabinetry, concrete work, flooring and painting.

Program Options

Construction Technology offers a one-year technical certificate program.

The technical certificate consists of hands-on technical education courses focused on teaching the skills needed for entry-level employment.

Consider the Benefits

  • 90 percent of graduates contacted are employed in the field or continuing their education
  • $27,230 entry level Kansas High Demand Jobs salary- Kansas Department of Labor
  • 2,280 projected job openings through 2022- Kansas Department of Labor

The construction industry can be divided into several categories; the largest of which are residential and commercial construction. Building trades workers are employed in the construction of homes, buildings, highways, airports, and similar structures. The scope of work performed by construction workers, who are often referred to as carpenters, is so broad that many specialize in a particular type of work. For example, some carpenters may specialize in erecting the framework of a building, while others specialize in installation of millwork or build and install cabinetry. In smaller communities, a carpenter may do most facets of construction including roofing, flooring, drywall, and painting.

Career opportunities include:

  • Contractors & builders
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Utility companies
  • Public/government agencies and industries
  • Sub-contractors such as drywall, painting, roofing, and siding installers also offer employment

Pittsburg State University

FHTC students who have graduated from the Construction Technology program may pursue The Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Pittsburg State University to extend their education and training. Students earning the BAS degree complete a major in technology with a selected emphasis through the Department of Construction Technologies.

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