CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

The Construction Technology program provides learners the opportunity to acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in building construction and associated businesses. Principles involving new construction, remodeling, renovation and repair work for residential and non-residential construction are presented. Program graduates find employment opportunities in skilled trades, building construction supply, general contracting, subcontracting, and building construction industry regulation. Often graduates obtain appropriate licenses and become self-employed contractors.

This program will give you the knowledge and skills necessary for job success either as a self-employed business person, or as an employee in home improvement centers, plumbing and electrical contractor, carpentry trades, or many other phases within the construction industry.

Mission Statement
The Construction Technology program prepares students for technical careers in the building construction industry. These careers may be in new construction, restoration, renovation, remodeling, additions or services in residential, commercial, institutional or industrial construction market areas with an emphasis on sustainability. The curriculum is focused on meeting industry standards for producing competent graduates.

Certificates:

Construction Technician (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Construction Technician Certificate leads to an Indiana County Contractor License, employment, and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Electrical Technician (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Electrical Technician Certificate leads to the National Electrical Code Certification, employment, and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Landscape Technician (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Landscape Technician Certificate leads to a Landscape Technician License, employment, and/or completion of an associate degree.

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Technical certificate (31 credit hours = 3 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Construction Technology can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

 

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Construction Technology will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

 

The Construction Technology program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

East Central (Muncie)
Contact:

Myron Kronz
Program Chair
1-800-589-8324, ext. 1505
mkronz@ivytech.edu

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Kokomo (Kokomo)

Contact
Rodni Lytle, dean, school of technology
765-459-0561, ext. 545

Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact:
Ryan Voorhees, Program Chair
260-480-4114
rvoorhees2@ivytech.edu

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Northwest (East Chicago)
Construction Technology Program Chair

   Larry Gutierrez
   EC Campus

  (219)392-3600

Construction Technology Academic Plan

Upon graduation from the School of Technology, Construction Technology students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate competency in communication skills, to work and act in a professional manner by successful completion of COMM 101 or COMM 102.
  • Demonstrate ability in using employers own computer system for Excel and Word documents and e-mail, through successful passing of INDT100 Computer Fundamentals of Technology.
  • Demonstrate ability to properly use hand and power tools.
  • Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot ideas, understand industry language, estimate and and interpret blueprints, codes and specifications upon successful completion of the CONT 279 Construction Technology Capstone Course. This course along with the CAPP test will review and assess every course that is in the student academic plan to assess students' overal knowledge upon completion of the two year degree.
Richmond (Richmond)
Contact:

Ramona Cook
Construction Technology Program Chair
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 4018  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 4018
Fax: 765-962-8741
rdmartin@ivytech.edu   
www.ivytech.edu/richmond

Southwest (Evansville)
Construction Technology Program Summary

For more information, please contact Stephen Baim, LEED AP BD+C, Department Chair, at (812) 429-1478.

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