Construction Technology

The Construction Technology diploma will provide students with a broad background in foundational construction industry skills such as safety practices; use of hand and power tools; reading construction documents (i.e. drawings, specifications); project management; and basic electrical, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, machining, and welding skills.

The Construction Technology diploma will provide students with a broad background in foundational construction industry skills such as safety practices; use of hand and power tools; reading construction documents (i.e. drawings, specifications); project management; and basic electrical, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, machining, and welding skills. Small community-based projects will provide the opportunity to apply these skills. Students will be introduced to several construction careers through site visits and subject matter expert guest lectures to assist in choosing the right career path. The four primary trades highlighted in this program include carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). 

Building on the skills learned in the 1-year diploma, the AAS degree provides students with specific, advanced  skills in their chosen trade through immersive work-based learning experiences at industry partner job site(s). As employees of the company, students will “earn while they learn” as they complete their internship classes. The AAS program also provides students with pathways to continue their education to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Engineering, Applied Management, or Project Management.

Construction Technology Suggested Course Sequencing
(60 total credits)

Fall 2021 (15 credits)

CONS 1100 Introduction to Construction Careers (2 credits)
CONS 1200 Principles of Carpentry and Tool Safety (3 credits)
CONS 1250 Building Plans, Specifications, and Codes (2 credits)
ENGL 1277 Technical Communications (4 credits)
       OR ENGL 1276 College Composition (4 credits)
CCPD Success Strategies for College and Professional Development (2 credits)

Spring 2022 (16 credits)

WELD 1501 Introduction to Welding (3 credits)
CONS 1300 Introduction  to Building Systems (4 credits)
AENG 2230 Manufacturing Project Management (3 credits)
MTTP 1201 Basic Machine Shop (3 credits)
MATH 1251 Technical Math (3 credits)

Fall 2022 (14 credits)

CONS 2100 Construction Internship IA (4 credits)
CONS 2200 Construction Internship IIA (4 credits)
COMM 1100 Introduction to Communication (3 credits)
MnTC Goal Area 3-10 (3 credits)

Spring 2023 (15 Credits)

CONS 2150 Construction Internship IB (4 credits)
CONS 2250 Construction Internship IIB (4 credits)
CONS 2290 Construction Technolgoy Capstone (4 credits)
MnTC Goal Area of Choice (3 credits)

Career Outlook

Graduates from the Construction Technology programs are in high demand, with a current demand rating of 5-stars for all four of the highlighted construction trades. The median hourly wage is $26.00 per hour in our region. The construction field is predicted to increase by 8.6% through 2026, making the Construction Technology diploma or AAS a great choice for your career path!

PTCC Offers an Affordable Education

  • Pine Technical & Community College offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state!
  • Scholarships may be available.
  • Our friendly financial aid staff can help students make college affordable.

For More Information

Questions? Please contact Jen Rancour, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist at or 320.629.5189