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
|1 unit of any math (70 or above in the course)
||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.