Construction Technology

A student next to building he is building

You can build a career from the ground up in OCTC’s Construction Technology program. Workers in this field have the satisfaction of seeing a project go from nothing but dirt to a sturdy structure that will last for decades. If that sense of accomplishment sounds appealing, Construction Technology might be for you. Our students gain hands-on experience through community projects while learning the latest techniques for framing, roof systems, foundations and more. Our students also learn the finer points of interior and exterior finishes as well as cabinetry.

Available Credentials



Construction Carpenter: 48-51 credit hours

For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

Steve Hollman, BS
Construction Technology

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.

Construction Technology

The construction technology program will introduce you to the safe use and handling of various building products, tools and equipment. Residential and light commercial framing consisting of floor, stair, wall and roof systems, site layout, foundations, concrete formwork, interior/exterior finishes and cabinetry are components of the program. Blueprint reading and math are also taught. Interest and aptitude are characteristics that carpenters should have, along with manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, and good form perception. Use the contact info provided on this page to learn more!