Program offered only at the Laurel Campus.
The Construction Technology program at Somerset Community College is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the construction industry. Residential and light commercial construction applications are taught. This program includes instructional units in blueprint reading, building site layout procedures, foundation systems, light framing construction methods, exterior and interior finish systems, concrete forming systems, and construction safety. Units of instruction are designed to include lecture and practical experience in the lab or on-site projects. This program also offers an excellent prerequisite for students who plan to pursue a career in areas such as construction management, civil engineering or architectural design. The experience gained through the lecture/lab environment gives students a better understanding of how certain aspects of residential dwellings are constructed. Students in the program get to actively and physically do the work associated with the building of a home. Students also learn to estimate materials, as well as work on projects associated with each class being taken, from framing floors and walls, to cutting rafters and installing doors. Progress in the Construction Technology program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of “C” or better in each technical and mathematics course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).
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