Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Construction Certificate

HEGIS #5317
Chairperson: Dr. Christine M. LaPlante
Hudson Hall, Room 129, (518) 629-7355

Mission: To meet the current practical and technical needs of the construction industry for students who wish to go into that field at an entry-level position.

Program Objectives: The Construction Certificate program is comprised of a combination of technical and practical “hands-on” knowledge. A student completing this program should be able to:

  • identify and/or locate specific items in a set of working drawings;
  • construct floor, wall, ceiling and roof systems using conventional framing lumber and/or fabricated building components;
  • develop architectural working drawings for a residence, complete enough to satisfy the requirements to obtain a building permit;
  • design and test concrete, wood and asphalt components of construction;
  • apply exterior and interior finish materials to the superstructure of a building;
  • make a quantity survey, price out an estimate from the quantity survey and develop time schedules for completion of the work for a specific project; and
  • use hand tools, power hand tools and stationary power tools with safe and proper procedures.

Students completing this one-year program may select to enter the workforce or continue their education by enrolling in the A.A.S. degree Construction Technology program. Credit will be granted for the appropriate courses in that major.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of any math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Carpentry capability recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $535.

Total Credits Required: 30

(1) Elementary Algebra II

Students will be required to take MATH 099  as a prerequisite to MATH 100 . If a student intends to continue with Construction Technology - Building Construction A.A.S. degree program, MATH 110  and MATH 150  should be taken.

Total Credits Required: 30

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study