Construction Technology

Construction Technology

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Program Duration

1 semester

Program Type

Certificate of Proficiency

Median North Arkansas Salary

$37,860 painters, construction and maintenance; $29,360 general labor (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

There is a construction and renovation boom in our area, and construction workers are needed for a variety of jobs.


About The Program

Some would say there is nothing better than building something from the ground up with your own two hands. Construction is a rewarding job that is ever changing.

This program provides students with current skills in residential and light commercial construction with emphasis on green building techniques and materials. Topics include framing, electrical, plumbing, cabinet making and more. Also, training is available for facilities maintenance to prepare students for this high-demand, high-wage area. Internships are available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.

Construction Technology training is accredited with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The certificate of proficiency may be applied toward the Construction Technology Technical Certificate or as one of the technical disciplines required for the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.

Faculty Contact

David Zirkle
Construction Technology Instructor
(870) 391-3163

Northark construction student Stacy Hutchinson

"I am not necessarily interested in having a career in the construction field, but my husband and I have some property, and we would be able to get our goals accomplished quicker if I had more skills...Right now we are working on masonry (in the construction program), and I feel confident after learning how to mix concrete. I am inspired (to have) my own walkway ideas to get from our house to the driveway."

- Stacy Hutchinson, construction student

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and use basic safety in the construction industry.
  • Identify and properly use construction materials, tools and power equipment.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and interpret construction blueprints.
  • Demonstrate residential wiring and plumbing techniques.
  • Successfully complete NCCER Core Curriculum and Carpentry Level I for NCCER credentials.