Construction Technology

Construction Technology

Construction Tech
Be a builder! In the Construction Technology program you will learn to cut, fit and assemble wood and other materials for the construction of residential and commercial buildings and other structures.

In this field you can work as a journey-level carpenter, general contractor, specialty trade contractor or independent contractor in light or heavy construction as well as many other related trades in the construction industry.

Instruction involves off-campus sites that may vary each term. Different projects are reviewed to fit the nature of work and desired skills you seek.

Employment opportunities are expected to remain high. One-fourth of the workers in this profession are self-employed.

Program Cost Estimate - 2015/16

Construction Technology

Resident Tuition and student fees - $9,846
Other Course/Program Costs - $284
Tools - $200
Books and supplies - $1,629
Total - $11959

Costs are based on resident tuition. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees. International students should seek advice with the international office at Lane Community College for program costs.

What's the Construction Technology program at Lane like?
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One Year Certificate of Completion

Construction Technology

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 47-2061.00

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Construction Laborers

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

How many students completed the Construction Technology  1-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 27 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 59.3% completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 6;  Statewide: 75

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $41.15; annual average - $85,599
Oregon hourly average - $40.53; annual average - $84,304

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees - $5,189
  • Differential fees - $0
  • Books, supplies, other program costs - $1,265
  • On-campus room and board - Not offered
  • Total estimate - $6,454

What's included?

Explanation of costs

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans - 2,311
Private loans - Not available
Institutional financing - $0