Construction Technology

The Construction Technology Program is certified by the Association of General Contractors (AGC). Construction occupations, including home building and light commercial construction, are the basis of the program. Classroom instruction involves the introduction of technical information pertaining to the building trades industry and constructing a house or other building. Students spend much of their time outdoors at the construction site where safety is our first priority.

To complete all the required skills, high school students attend three hours per day for two school years. Adults may complete in one year by attending six hours per day.

Program Instructor

 Tom Liechti

 Mr. Tom Liechti was employed as a Safety Director in the construction business. He owned his own business and has more than 30 years of construction experience. Mr. Liechti began teaching at NCC in August, 2011.

 

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Dual and/or Articulated Credit

Program completers can receive advanced credit through the Builders' Training Center in a registered apprenticeship craft such as a Carpenter or Construction Laborer.

Program completers can earn up to twelve college credits at Missouri Western State University.

Program Video

Skills Attained

                               Program of Study
 
  • Safety
  • Measuring
  • Fasteners
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Use of Hand Tools
  • Use of Power Tools
  • Carpentry
  • Electricity
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Painting
 

Career Opportunities


Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Cabinet Maker

$ 9 - $ 21

$ 28,000

Construction Labor

$ 9 - $ 28

$ 30,000

Painter

$ 11 - $ 29

$ 35,000

Roofer

$ 11 - $ 29

$ 35,000

Drywall Installer

$ 13 - $ 22

$ 37,000

Rough-In Carpenter

$ 12 - $ 35

$ 40,000

Project Manager

$ 25 - $ 75

$ 84,000


                                                                                                   *Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012                                                                                                             
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