Construction (Certificate)

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The one-year Construction certificate focuses primarily on residential construction, which includes: masonry and concrete, framing systems, insulation, sheetrock and interior finishing, plumbing and electrical work.

The curriculum incorporates classroom work and practical laboratories where you have the opportunity to build one to three small buildings.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

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

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Program Highlights

  • Students can take advantage of the Hudson Hall construction lab.
  • The job placement rate after graduation from this program approaches 100 percent. Ample employment opportunities exist with local builders in all seasons.
  • Graduates of the certificate program also may transfer into the Construction Technology - Building Construction A.A.S degree program. Some students start with the certificate program and transfer into the degree program to gain a broader background in commercial building design and project management, adding to their residential building skills.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of the program are prepared to enter the workforce immediately following graduation in the residential construction field. Common careers include: Carpenter, Mason, Builder, Framing Crew Worker.

Recent employers include: D.O.G. Construction; Bonded Concrete; C & J Custom Remodeling; J. Luke Construction Co. LLC; and Ed Harrington, Inc.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Carpenter, $42,090; Mason, $39,640.

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

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For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Nancy Cole
Secretary I
School of Technology Academic Advisement Center
Lang Technical Building, Room 106
(518) 629-8003

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