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Construction Technology

Tim Phillips

Phone: 417-345-1460


OSHA Certified
Owner/Operator of Construction Company
32 Years Industry Experience

Course Description

Construction Trades will be offered as a two-year course to high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in the construction industry. This course will follow guidelines established by the Career Pathways for Construction Trades as outlined by DESE originating in the Industrial and Engineering Technology career path and Architecture and Construction career cluster. The course will be designed for students considering professions in general construction, carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Students may apply learning concepts to build projects on the campus of DCTC and then transported to customers or at local construction sites. Examples of building projects may include hunting or fishing cabins, tiny homes, or she-sheds. Students may also have opportunities to help with Habitat for Humanity building projects within the local community. Students enrolled in the construction trades class will be expected to act like professionals at all times. Students will be encouraged to participate in the SkillsUSA student organization.

Course Objectives

  • Perform math operations such as estimating and distributing materials and supplies to complete jobsite/ worksite tasks
  •  Apply principles of physics as they relate to worksite/jobsite situations to work with materials and load applications
  • Use vocabulary and visual cues commonly used in design and construction to be successful in workplace/ jobsite communications
  • Create and implement project plans considering available resources and requirements of a project/ problem to accomplish realistic planning in design and construction situations
  • Evaluate and adjust design and construction project plans and schedules to respond to unexpected events and conditions
  • Comply with regulations and applicable codes to establish a legal and safe workplace/jobsite • Examine all factors affecting the project and the planning process • Establish specific goals to manage project assignments in a timely manner
  • Recognize legal and ethical relationships between employees and employers to establish workplace/ jobsite rules, regulations, and guidelines in a design and/or construction setting
  • Recognize the responsibilities and personal characteristics to develop individual goals for professionalism
  • Read, interpret, and use technical drawings, documents, and specifications to plan a project
  • Use and maintain appropriate tools, machinery, equipment, and resources to accomplish project goals

Articulated Credit


CST 105  Intro to Construction Technology

CST 135  Construction Carpentry I

CST 250  Construction Carpentry I

CST 235  Exterior Finishes

Industry Certifications


Forklift Certification

Related Occupations

Construction and building inspectors ensure that construction meets local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications. Most careers in this industry require a high school diploma or equivalent and onthe-job training while some may require advanced technical training. Job growth is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to increase by 10% from now through 2026, faster than average when compared to other jobs.

Related Occupations:

Construction Contractor


General Construction Worker







Missouri: $53,010 - $67,450

Nation: $26,540 - $82,080