Be a Builder.
Students in the Construction Technology program participate in a variety of projects throughout the year, working both with students from other departments at Salina Tech and local contractors.
Along the way, they gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform a wide range of construction-related tasks. From heavy equipment operation, concrete and estimating, to steel framing and finishing, our graduates leave prepared to successfully pursue a career in the construction field of their choice.
They also gain first-hand knowledge of building codes and inspections, how various subcontractors work together, how to work as a team and other real-world lessons.
$25,000 – $40,000
$25,000 – $40,000
You Will Learn
Develop a basic understanding and demonstrate the ability to perform the entry level skills in structural framing.
Develop a basic understanding and demonstrate the ability to perform the entry level skills in concrete forming and finishing.
Develop a basic understanding and demonstrate the ability to perform the entry level skills in interior and exterior finishing.
Develop human relation skills and a professional behavior for the workplace including appropriate attire for a business, attendance, and professionalism.
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.
Become proficient in construction math, blueprint reading, and tape measure calculations.
Kevin Wattersearned his Associate of Arts degree in Communication from Cloud Community College and his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education from Fort Hays State University. He is an NCCER Certified Carpentry Instructor as well.
Mr. Watters owned his own construction business for over 8 years and worked for Medina Construction prior to joining the Construction Technology program in 2009.
He also taught Industrial Education at the high school level and was a recruiter for Fort Hays State University.
Andy Houltberg, Executive Director of the Ashby House, points to one of the Ashby House facilities while teaching the Salina Area Technical College construction students what services the shelter provides for the community. The students [...]
About 60 students attended the third annual Salina Area Technical College Summer Camp Tuesday through Friday. The camp teaches students in late elementary school, middle school, and early high school about the STEM fields: science, [...]
Chrisxavier Cease, a junior at Abilene High School, gets hands-on experience using a welding simulator Wednesday at Great Plains Manufacturing's inaugural Manufacturing Day. [ALLEIGH WEEMS / SALINA JOURNAL] Ellsworth High School junior Ashley Woods [...]