The Construction Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills for successful entry to the building construction field. The program provides students with a practical application of the methods, materials, and practices of the residential building industry with an emphasis on green technologies and sustainable building. With additional field experience, the successful graduate shall be prepared for entry level positions in general contracting, subcontracting, NYS field inspector positions, as well as construction supervision, lab, office, and field positions with material suppliers, designers, builders, developers, and engineering firms.
Students in this program are required to provide some of their own personal protective equipment and a limited number of hand tools, in addition to texts, for labs.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify the wide range of construction career opportunities beyond “pounding nails”.
- Identify and apply OSHA safety standards and practices for the safe operation and use of equipment and tools related to framing carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical wiring tools and equipment.
- Apply construction principles and methods in the selection and use of natural and man-made construction materials and processes.
- Demonstrate entry-level construction skills in all areas of the program needed to meet the local and regional employment needs for residential and light commercial construction.
- Use computer technology to organize, estimate, and present construction projects and plans.