Construction Technology Certificate (CONC)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

Prepares graduates to be employed in the building construction field. Graduates can obtain positions including contractor, subcontractor, building inspector, project coordinator, or estimator. The courses in this program are specialized and may be applied toward the ConstructionTechnology Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • locate specific details from a drawing set, including plan, elevation, section, site, and detail drawings.
  • produce architectural drawings that display all necessary views, notes, material lists, and schedules.
  • explain the difference between various common manufacturing materials and posses knowledge of the processes available to transform these materials into finished products.
  • demonstrate the proper use of standard hand and power tools.
  • identify the major components required for building construction as they pertain to foundations, framing, electrical, and interior/exterior finishing.
  • demonstrate proper procedures for laying out and installing electrical systems and equipment for national electrical code specifications.
  • organize and write technical reports based on data and specifications necessary for typical construction projects.
  • demonstrate the procedures necessary for preparation and installation of concrete and masonry products used on construction projects.
  • demonstrate the use of a computer-aided drafting workstation in creating architectural drawings.
  • demonstrate the proper care and technique required for finishing a construction project.
  • interpret OSHA regulations and apply them to all construction areas, equipment, and employees.
  • develop a style of workmanship and collaboration necessary for a team environment. 
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First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
HAC 119 Construction Print Reading 3
MET 104 Manufacturing 3
MAT 130 Industrial Mathematics 3
CON 102 Framing Construction Techniques 4
Elective * Program Elective  3-4
Semester Credits 16-17
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
MET 111 Computer-Aided Drafting 4
CON 201 Surveying 3
HAC 160 Residential Wiring 3
CON 105 Architectural Computer Applications 2
CON 204 Construction Codes and Specifications 3
Semester Credits 15
Credit Total 31

*Construction elective may be any additional CON course not listed above with a CON Prefix.

Construction Technology (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Books: 2,000 Fees: 510 Tuition: 3,000
Books: 2,000 Fees: 780 Tuition: 6,000
Out of State    
Books: 2,000 Fees: 1,050 Tuition: 9,000
Schuylkill County    
Books: 2,000 Fees: 780 Tuition: 4,500
  • On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered
  • More cost information can be found here: Tuition & Fees

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 months