Explore Academic Programs - Construction Trades


Classes in building trades cover several different specialties and are available through associate degree or certificate programs in maintenance technology, carpentry trades, construction trades and building trades. These programs prepare students for the practical aspects of construction work and combine classroom study with hands-on instruction in using tools, handling materials and job-site safety. Students will learn about blueprints, carpentry, residential wiring and electricity, masonry, residential plumbing, cabinetmaking, interior and exterior painting and construction cost estimating.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Construction Laborer

Median wages: $16.07 hourly; $33,430 annually

Projected growth rate: faster than average (nine - 13 percent )


Construction Carpenter

Median wages: $20.96 hourly; $43.600 annually

Projected growth rateaverage (five - eight percent)

 


Electrician

Median wages: $25.35 hourly; $52,720 annually

Projected growth rate: much faster than average (14 percent or higher)


Plumber

Median wages: $24.74 hourly; $51,450 annually

Projected growth rate: faster than average (nine -13 percent or higher)

Brick Mason

Median wages: $23.68 hourly; $49,250 annually

Projected growth rate: much faster than average (14 percent or higher)


Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Median wages: $18.84 hourly; $39,180 annually

Projected growth rate: faster than average (nine -13 percent or higher)


Cabinet Maker

Median wages: $15.89 hourly; $33,050 annually

Projected growth rateLittle or no change (-1 - one percent)


Construction Manager

Median wages: $42.93 hourly; $89,300 annually

Projected growth rate: (average (five to eight percent)


Degrees and Certificates

This program offers different pathways, and you can choose your final destination. Students may pursue an associate degree or certificate. The certificate develops skills for more immediate employability. The associate degree adds additional specialized coursework along with more general academic courses.

 

Know Your Path? CTC Pathways

Maintenance Technology Pathway

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

Maintenance Technology

60 credit hours

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Other U.S. Locations (Fort Knox, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Sill, Fort Riley)

Certificate of Completion

Building Trades - Self-Paced Level II

48 credit hours, 1248/1456 clock hours

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Certificate of Completion

Carpentry Trades - Self-Paced Level I

19 credit hours, 512 clock hours

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Other U.S. Locations (Fort Knox, Fort Riley)

Certificate of Completion

Construction Trades - Self-Paced Level I

16 credit hours, 384 clock hours

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Other U.S. Locations (Fort Knox, Fort Riley)