Construction Technology2022-07-13T14:44:57-06:00

Construction Technology

  • 2 students nailing on roof plywood
  • Student installing a soffit
  • Student in sunglasses working on house frame
  • Close-up photo of house plans
  • 2 students cutting some plywood
  • 3 students nailing sheathing to the side of a house
  • Student hammering a nail

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.

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.


  • Construction Industry

  • Carpentry

  • Plumbing

  • Concrete Forming & Finishing

  • Structural Framing

  • Exterior/Interior Finishing

  • Estimating

  • Heavy Equipment Operation


  • Contact the CON Enrollment Specialist with any questions, admissions requirements, or to set up program shadowing or tours.

Ron Redden



Kevin Watters earned 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. | 785-309-3149


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