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.
Entrance and Course Requirements
- 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.
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;
C & J Custom Remodeling;
J. Luke Construction Co. LLC;
Quality Builders Midwest Inc.
Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2012): Carpenter, $39,530; Mason, $35,530.
The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.
Dr. Christine LaPlante
Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies Department
Hudson Hall, Room 129
For more information regarding this program, please contact:
Hudson Hall, Room 129
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:
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223