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Building Construction Technology
By 2018, construction and manufacturing fields will have nearly 8 million job openings, and 20 percent of the country’s construction workforce will retire in the next two to four years.  
Median Building Construction Technology Salary in Indiana
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Annual Building Construction Technology Salary Range
$33,668 - $61,816
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

The Construction Technology program at Ivy Tech is filled with hands-on learning experiences with students building full-size mock-ups of houses in our construction laboratory.  Students also have the opportunity to participate in service learning construction projects.  Every course in this program will prepare students for a national certification.

To gain even more real-world hands-on experience, the Construction Technology program partners with several local businesses.  Some of these partners include local HVAC contractors, general and electrical contractors.  Ivy Tech works closely with these local partners to be sure what we teach our students matches what local employers need.

Our Graduates

Graduates from the Construction Technology program are work-ready for a variety of trades in the construction industry, and companies across the state contact our instructors looking for high quality candidates to work for them.  Our graduates are successfully working at both small and large contracting companies, supply centers with some even owning their own construction businesses.

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You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


Building Construction Management Specialist
(22 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Carpentry Specialist
(22 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Electrical Specialist
(22 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates:

Building Construction Management Specialist Technical Certificate
(32 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Carpentry Specialist Technical Certificate
(32 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Electrical Specialist Technical Certificate
(32 credit hours = 3 semesters)


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

Please note that all classes incorporate NCCER certifications.

When applying for many of our Technology programs, we encourage you to apply for either a Certificate or Technical Certificate when filling out the online application for admission, even if your end goal is to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.  By starting at the Certificate or Technical Certificate level you will be able to earn several stackable workforce certifications.

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.

Program Outcomes

Completion Guides

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Applied Science

Management Specialist

Carpentry Specialist

Electrical Specialist

Program Locations

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