Construction Technology - Certificate of Achievement

The Construction Technology Program equips students with a large set of construction trade skills to maximize their employment potential within the industry. The education required for construction work depends on the specific needs of employers, so the coursework covers a broad range of topics. Program instructors combine theory and significant practice time to reinforce techniques. The certificate program is designed for students who are already working or want to enter the workforce as soon as possible. The program requirements allow students to graduate faster than those pursuing the A.A.S. degree. The required courses include Printreading for Construction, Construction Carpentry I & II, Concrete and Forms, Interior Finishes and Fundamentals of Crew Leadership. Graduates will be qualified for many entry-level construction positions. This program is recognized by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Gain marketable construction trade skills quickly
Learn how to be a part of and lead a construction crew
Practice using the latest technology
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Credits: 31*
Average Length: 1.3 Years
Average Salary: $67,910*
Graduation Rentention Rate: 27%*

Possible Careers

Construction worker
Construction foreman
Concrete worker
Project manager
Heavy equipment operator

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Russ Murphy
Department Chair for
Heating, Refrigeration & Air,
Electrical Trades, and
Construction Trades


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