Certificate of Achievement in Construction Technology

Division: Industry & Technology

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Construction Technology. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in basic construction management, knowledge of basic building codes and code authority enforcement, basic concepts of building systems, construction print reading and development, knowledge of computer programs utilized in managing construction projects and managing quality in construction.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify each of the components of typical wood frame construction, and describe each component's respective purpose. 
  • Demonstrate safe and proper use of power tools used in the construction field. 
  • Properly assemble a wood framed wall including door and window components by following a construction drawing.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: assisting construction managers, materials take-off and assisting materials estimators, drafting plans, entry-level carpenters, entry-level finish carpentery, entry-level concrete installers, retail sales, outside sales for building materials or services.

Program Requirements 

CT 100Construction Drawing and Design Analysis 14
CT 101Construction Drawing and Design Analysis 24
CT 105Computer Assisted Construction Theory4
CT 132Basic Building Systems & Codes3
CT 205Plumbing Installation and Design3
CT 220Construction Practices I3
CT 221Construction Practices 23
CT 222Construction practices 33
CT 223Construction Practices 43
CT 270Residential Wiring3

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Industry & Technology Division Chair.