Construction Technology


Program Guide

Spring 2017 Semester Schedule

Gainful Employment


 

The Program

The construction industry today is fast-paced, and with projected growth in the commercial and residential building sectors in the coming years, the need for young skilled professionals who can add measurable value to a variety of construction projects is becoming increasingly prominent.

Students who enroll in Salina Tech’s Construction Technology Program gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to safely perform a wide range of construction related tasks. From heavy equipment operation and estimating, to steel framing and finishing, our graduates leave prepared to successfully pursue a career in a construction discipline of their choice.

In just nine short months at Salina Tech, students learn to work with blueprints and building codes and have the opportunity to play important roles in real-world construction projects throughout the Salina area.


Institutional Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically.
2.  Demonstrate proficiency in technical program learning outcomes.
3.  Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
4.  Develop positive work habits and interpersonal skills needed for employment.

 

 

 


Program Outcomes

1. Develop a basic understanding and demonstrate the ability to perform the entry level skills in structural framing.
2.  Develop a basic understanding and demonstrate the ability to perform the entry level skills in concrete forming and finishing.
3.  Develop a basic understanding and demonstrate the ability to perform the entry level skills in interior and exterior finishing.
4.  Develop human relation skills and a professional behavior for the workplace including appropriate attire for a business, attendance, and professionalism.
5. Develop an understanding of the importance of work related skills such as:  working independently, teamwork, being shop foreman for a week, following instructions, time management, problem solving and critical thinking.
6. Become proficient in construction math, blueprint reading, and tape measure calculations.

 

 

Program Length

9 Months

Instructor

Kevin Watters

Expected Starting Salary

$25,000 - $40,000

Career Opportunities

Construction Industry

Carpentry

Plumbing

Concrete Forming & Finishing

Structural Framing

Exterior/Interior Finishing

Estimating

Heavy Equipment Operation

Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Vice President of Student Services, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.