Construction Technology - Building Construction (A.A.S.)
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Graduates of the Construction Technology degree program will be prepared to work in the construction industry, performing surveys for construction site layouts, applying proper building codes, and preparing drawings for residential and commercial construction projects.

The program's curriculum also has a strong commitment to teaching the skills critical to good construction management. Graduates may choose to enter the workforce or continue their education at a four year-college.

This program is offered by the Civil, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Technologies Department.

Entrance and Course Requirements

Program Highlights

  • BPI, ACI and NICET certifications are available.
  • Some of the area's top home builders got their start in the Construction Technology program.
  • The Connect You education program at Hudson Valley is designed to give students work experience in their chosen career field while they are still enrolled in classes.

Evening Program can be completed by attending entirely in the evening.

Scholarships Available Scholarships available.


Graduates of the program work as Project Managers, Estimators, Construction Inspectors, Expeditors, Materials Testers and Construction Supervisors or transfer to a four-year college to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

Recent employers include: Riefenburg Construction; Advance Testing; BBL Industries; D.A. Collins; U.W. Marx; The Michaels Group; LeChase Construction; N.Y.S. Department of Transportation; Soil and Materials Testing, Inc. Watervliet Housing Authority.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2012): Construction Supervisors, $83,860; Construction Inspector, $52,360.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Dr. Christine LaPlante
Department Chair
Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies Department
Hudson Hall, Room 129
(518) 629-7355
Please allow up to 48 hours for responses during the academic year. During scheduled recesses, allow up to five business days for a response.

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309