The nine-month Construction Technology program at Salina Tech is aligned with today’s industry standards.
Commercial and residential building techniques are incorporated to give graduates a broad range of career choices. Important skills such as power and hand tool use, skid loader and backhoe operation, and all phases of concrete work are developed.
Other instruction areas covered are; flooring, wall and roof framing, interior and exterior finishing, painting, design, drywall, ventilation, insulation and cabinet installation.
Students learn to work with blueprints and building codes and increase employability skills by working with customers as they perform construction projects in the Salina area and on campus. Often students use this experience as a stepping stone to a construction science or engineering bachelor’s degree.
Career Opportunities: Structural Framing, Exterior/Interior Finishing, Concrete Forming/Finishing, Carpentry, Construction
ENV 102 Safety Orientation (OSHA 10), 1 credit.
This course provides students with an understanding of current safety regulations, established safety practices, hazard recognition, and the impact of behavior and environment on injury prevention.
CON 101 Introductory Craft Skills, 3 credits.
This course follows the NCCER modules for: Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Blueprints, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, and Basic Employability Skills.
CON 105 Construction Mathematics 2 credits.
Math is the language of Construction. It is the one “tool” that solves nearly any problem on-the-job involving accuracy, efficiency or safety. This course provides students with an understanding of the basic mathematics skills required of construction workers.
CON 111 Carpentry Basics, 4 credits.
This course follows the NCCER modules for: Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives, Hand and Power Tools, and Reading Plans and Elevations.
CON 152 Construction Skills, 5 credits.
This course will cover blueprints and building code regulations, building layout, use of various measuring, leveling, and layout tools; role of construction in a green environment; uses of light equipment; oxyfuel welding applications; and skills for the crew leader.
CON 157 Concrete Applications, 4 credits.
This course will cover concrete footings, foundations, forming and flatwork. Concrete mixing, reinforcement, finishing and curing will be covered along with site preparation, properties of concrete and the proper use of tools. Proper safety practices will be emphasized.
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CON 137 Windows, Doors and Stairs, 3 credits.
This course follows the NCCER module for windows and exterior doors and basic stair layout.
CON 132 Roof Framing, 3 credits.
This course follows the NCCER module for roof framing.
CON 125 Floors, Walls and Ceiling Framing, 4 credits.
This course follows the NCCER modules for: Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing, and Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and Forms.
CON 115 Intermediate Carpentry, 3 credits.
This course will further learning from Basic Carpentry. Emphasis will be placed on doors, hardware, trims, and cabinet making and installation.
CON 175 Steel Framing and Drywall, 3 credits.
This course will prepare students to identify various types of drywall, estimate material needs and install, finish and texture drywall. In addition students will be able to layout and construct steel framing.
CON 165 Insulation/Roofing/Exterior Finish, 3 credits.
This course will cover proper selection of insulation and insulation installation methods. Students will be instructed on the stage of construction which completes the exterior of the building including roofs. Students will be able to estimate materials needed for insulation, exterior finish and roofing.
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