Construction Technology

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Building is booming all over- locally, statewide, and nationally- and this program will prepare students for employment in the fields associated with the residential and commercial construction trades. During the course of this program, students will learn safety related topics, blueprint reading, materials estimating, basic and advanced framing, basic and advanced cabinetmaking, interior and exterior finishing. Students will also have the opportunity to put these newly learned skills to work while they construct a house from the ground up. Students will earn several certifications as they progress through the program, these certifications are listed under Certifications and/or Credentials.


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Construction Technology Fundamentals
Construction Core 120
Structural Framing 120
Exterior Finishing 120
Site Layout / Plan Reading 60
Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking 60
Workforce Staging 45
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
Construction Technology Advanced
Construction Core 120
Structural Framing 120
Exterior Finishing 120
Site Layout / Plan Reading 60
Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking 60
Workforce Staging 45
Advanced Structural Framing 120
Interior Finishing 240
Basic Cabinet Construction 120
Workforce Connection 45
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time 2 years


Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

► National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Core
Construction Trainee
OSHA 10-hour Card
Power Actuated Card
NCCER Level 1
Frame Carpenter
NCCER Cabinet Module
Cabinet Making
National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:



Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Carpenter, Construction Carpenter, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter Foreman, Carpentry Foreman, Construction Worker, Foreman, Framer - Approximate pay potential (source:

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