The Construction Technology associate in applied science degree or diploma curriculum provides technical and extensive hands-on experience in residential and light commercial construction. Related subjects are provided to help give a broad base of knowledge. Some of these areas include; blueprint reading and drafting, material and cost estimating, codes and regulations, site-work, masonry and steel frame concepts, foundation work, and other related courses. Modular houses are usually built each year by students allowing for practical application in all aspects of residential framing, exterior and interior covering, floors, ceilings, stairs, finish work and basic cabinetry.
The construction field involves constantly changing technology in today’s continuing search for more energy-efficient structures. Technically trained technicians with innovative ideas and the skills to apply these ideas and knowledge are needed to meet the challenges of today’s building industry.
Opportunities for graduates include employment as carpenters, contractors, construction crew supervisors, estimators, building materials representative, self-employment and many others.
The Construction Technology Department also offers an associate in applied science and a one-year certificate in Concrete and Masonry Construction Technology. These options have been developed, with the help of a State-wide advisory committee, to help meet the need for approximately 6,000 new Masons nationally each year to replace those who retire.
Associate in applied science degree graduates can transfer a full two years of credit toward a baccalaureate degree in Applied Technical Education or Applied Technical Leadership at the University of Southern Maine. They may also transfer two years of credit toward a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration at Husson College.
For some students, a one year certificate in masonry can often be arranged. This option features the development of technical skills, and academic or related courses as necessary.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
High School Course Recommendations
The following courses are not required for entrance into the program, but they are highly recommended.
AAS Degree (All Options)
Diploma (All Options)
Continuing Your Education
Associate Degree graduates can transfer a full two years of credit toward a Baccalaureate Degree in Applied Technical Education or Applied Technical Leadership at the University of Southern Maine. They may also transfer two years of credit toward a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration at Husson College.