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Certificate: Construction Technology

The Construction Technology Education (CTE) Department offers a 16 week certificate degree courses of study designed to prepare students for a career in the residential and light commercial construction market. With a renewed emphasis on hands-on work in the shop and on-site projects, students gain knowledge and skills required for a broad range of construction employment opportunities.

A unique aspect of the 16 week Construction Technology Program is the scheduling of courses into a four week, eight week, and four week block format. Within the first block, students will earn an academic certificate indicating completion of over 140 hours of instruction on footings and foundations. At the completion of the eight week block, an academic certificate for 296 hours of instruction in walls, windows, and doors. The final four weeks of the 16 week program will provide an academic certificate for completion of 126 hours of instruction in finishing and cabinetry. Throughout the program, the student will participate in coursework and training on math, entrepreneurship, energy efficiency certifications, and other areas related to construction and workplace safety.

While the construction technology graduate is qualified to enter into this wide variety of construction related jobs, our main emphasis is carpentry. During the course of their training the students will be tested on parts of a national carpentry examination with their passing score becoming a part of a national database. The purpose of the database is to help the student become a journeyman carpenter as recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. The graduate will have learned skills in siding, roofing, cabinet making and other specialty areas such as Autocad and estimating.


Construction Technology - (38 CORE Credits Required)

  • ARC 101 3cr. Architectural Drafting
  • ARC 144 3cr. Construction Estimating
  • BAD 166 1cr. Indian preneurship
  • BCT 233 4cr. Carpentry Framing and Finishing
  • CAR 125 6cr. Framing I
  • CAR 133 2cr. Carpentry Fundamentals
  • CAR 135 6cr. Framing II
  • CAR 140 2cr. Principles of Interior Finish
  • CAR 145 3cr. Interior Finish
  • CAR 150 3cr. Cabinet Making
  • CAR 160 1cr. Concrete Systems Technology
  • FND 104 1cr. Pre-Professional Seminar
  • MTH 130 3cr. Applied Math

Construction Technology

Steven White Mountain
Department Chair

Email: swhitemountain@uttc.edu
Phone: Ext. 1242