Construction Technology

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.  The Construction Technology program offers a curriculum that leads to positions with construction companies in residential and light commercial building development or working independently as a contractor.  Graduates will be able to build a house from the ground up through all phases of the building process and/or fix and remodel an existing home.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
low: $27k med: $39k high: $61k

What are my career choices?

A construction technology certificate can lead to careers in residential and light commercial building development, 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.

Construction Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Painter, Interior Finish $35,724
Painter, Paper Hanger $35,724
Dry Waller $35,230
Basic Carpenter $32,924
Acoustical Carpenter $35,230
Residential Roofer $34,077
Residential Site Layout Assistant $32,924
Carpenter Helper $32,924
Construction Forms Helper $32,924
Rough Carpenter $39,286
Residential Carpenter $39,286
Finish Carpenter $39,286
Construction Carpenter $39,286
Construction Technology $39,286

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


Residential Carpenter

Rough Carpenter

Basic Carpenter

Residential Roofer

Carpenter Helper

Construction Forms Helper 

Residential Site Layout

What classes do I have to take?

You'll take a core of Construction Technology courses, technical electives related to construction and some general education courses.  You then apply the skills you acquire in a cooperative or practicum course usually taken in your last semester.


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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.


Program Contact

Robert Smith
Construction Technology
Program Coordinator