The Construction Technology program has been developed with industry support, to prepare individuals for entry level positions and up-grade training in America’s largest industry, construction. The program’s primary training focus is the carpentry trade. Residential and light commercial construction applications are taught. This program includes instructional units in blueprint reading for construction, building site layout procedures, building foundation systems, light framing construction methods, exterior and interior finish systems, concrete forming systems, building code regulations and construction safety. Units of instruction have been designed to include both lecture and practical experience in the lab or on-site projects. This program also offers an excellent prerequisite for students that plan to pursue a career in areas such as construction management, civil engineering, or architectural design.
Associate in Applied Science
- General Occupational/Technical Studies with student’s plan of study in Construction Technology.
- Construction Carpenter: 48 to 51 credit hours
- Carpenter Helper: 17 credit hours
- Construction Forms Helper: 18 credit hours
- Residential Carpenter: 32 credit hours
- Residential Site Layout Assistant: 15 credit hours
- Residential Roofer: 12 credit hours
- Rough Carpenter: 22 credit hours
- Basic Carpenter: 9 credit hours
For program course requirements, consult the Construction Technology Check Sheet.
There are no special admission requirements for this program. Please consult Maysville’s general admission requirements.
You can complete the Associate in Applied Science/General Occupational Technical Studies in two years as a full-time student. Diplomas and certificates can be completed in less time depending on your class load.
Today’s construction industry is always in need of qualified men and women. Our society will always need new and renovated roads, airports, hospitals, schools, housing, water treatment and supply facilities, power generation plants, and commercial and industrial buildings of all kinds. Students that complete their training are eligible for many permanent, well paying career opportunities at virtually all levels of the construction industry. Tremendous opportunities exist in management, in the construction crafts, in clerical and technical support positions, in the design fields, and in academia for those who pursue a career in construction.
The job market analysis for future carpenters is great. It is predicted that for the needed amount of work in commercial, industrial and residential construction there will be a shortage of skilled carpenters. According to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median income for Construction Carpentry in 2004 was $38,896.
For More Information
John Earl King
606-783-1538 ext. 66332
Maysville Community and Technical College, Rowan Campus-Morehead
609 Viking Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.