Construction Technology

Construction Technology

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Program Duration

1 year (Two Semesters)

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Median Arkansas Salary

$33,610 painters, construction and maintenance; $77,290 construction manager (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

Students build cabinets, dog houses, play sets, garden sheds and other projects to gain skills. Students have even built a tiny home.


 

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 commercial construction with emphasis on green building techniques and materials. National building, electrical and plumbing codes are covered in each subject area to prepare students for the Arkansas General Contractors licensing examination. Courses are also offered in Energy Audit and Building Analysis to prepare students for jobs in the energy conservation sector. 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).


hand and money iconPaying 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 can be used 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
dzirkle@northark.edu

Northark construction student AnneJanette Cole

“My family is looking to build a house. I thought (construction) would be great to learn. It is a life skill. It is something later I could always make into a career. We have done molded wood work. I really like the electrical classes. We have done concrete and masonry work. We are going to be doing cabinet making and interior and exterior design.”

- AnneJanette Cole, 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.