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Construction Technology

Why Study Construction Technology?

The Construction Technology program at Columbia-Greene Community College is a great way to start your career in the construction industry. The program provides learners with foundational skills about the different components of construction and their real-life applications. Students fill their “toolbox” with skillsets ranging from, but not limited to framing, siding, roofing, basic plumbing and electrical to door and window installation. Students spend at least 75% of their time in a state-of-the-art newly constructed lab working with tools, machinery, and scaffolding.

After completing the certificate students can immediately find employment in many areas of construction. This may include a career for a company in the trades like framing, finish carpentry, siding, roofing plumbing, and electrical. With additional focus in historic preservation, students can contribute to restoration, preservation, and rehab work on homes and landmarks. Students can also seamlessly transfer to SUNY Delhi to continue for a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management; Design and Building.

Program Options

Credits: 30 | Time to Completion: 1 year (plus final summer semester)

Curriculum Code: 2694 I Liberal Arts Credits: 0 I Course Credits: 30

This program is designed for students to jump start their carpentry careers and quickly earn a return on their educational investment. The hands-on curriculum trains students to construct and renovate residential buildings through skilled use of tools and machines, knowledge of efficient procedures and an understanding of traditional construction principles, including current and emerging industry standards and building practices.

Course CodeCourseCredits
CC 101Introduction to Construction Carpentry 3
CC 103Construction Drawing and Blueprint Reading 3
CC 105Building Layout and Framing 4
CC 107Exterior Building Envelope and Finish 4
CC 109Introduction to Mechanicals,
Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC
CC 111Interior Finish Basic 3
CC 114Interior Finish Intermediate 3
CC 119Historic Preservation 3
CC 124Construction Technology Internship 3
Minimum Credits:32

Careers & Outcomes

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