This certificate offers hands-on training in all aspects of residential building including framing, foundations, masonry, insulation, interior finishing as well as plumbing and electrical work.

The curriculum incorporates classroom work and practical laboratories where you have the opportunity to build one to three small buildings in the Hudson Hall construction lab.

Some students transfer into the college's Construction Technology - Building Construction A.A.S. program to gain a broader background in commercial building design and project management.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation and is offered by the Civil, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Technologies Department.

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Career Opportunities

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Graduates can enter the residential construction field immediately following graduation. Common careers include: Carpenter, Mason, Builder, Framing Crew Worker.
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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2017: Carpenter, $48,120; Mason, $69,990.

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Recent employers include: D.O.G. Construction; Bonded Concrete; C & J Custom Remodeling; J. Luke Construction Co. LLC; and Ed Harrington, Inc.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Christine LaPlante, Ph.D.
CIVIL, CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL AND MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGIES DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Hudson Hall, Room 129

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.