You will learn and develop essential construction skills in a hands-on learning environment taught by industry experts. Participating in the NEIT real-world environment, you will engage and collaborate with your peers in architecture, engineering, interior design and the professional trades. The Building Construction Technology program has two tracks: Building Construction & Design, and Cabinetmaking.Read More
In the Building Construction and Design track, students will explore modern methods of site design and preparation, commercial and residential construction procedures (floors, framing, walls, rafters, dormers, and stair systems), OSHA, lead abatement, scheduling, and estimating. Cutting edge computer-based processes for design, construction and project management that prepare students for the 21st century construction industry will also be an important part of your course of study. Successful graduates of the Building and Construction design program are eligible to enter the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Construction Management (CMT).
The cabinetmaking track is primarily focused on the construction of high value interiors of residential and commercial buildings. The curriculum includes the study of machinery and tools, wood as a material, and cabinetmaking joints and assembly. You will take comprehensive hands-on labs in cabinetmaking, kitchen, and bath design and construction. To prepare you for the modern design and construction methods, you will take courses in computer-assisted drafting (CAD) and computer-aided estimating. Successful graduates of the Building and Construction design program are eligible to enter the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Business Management (MGT).
Potential Career Opportunities
The Associate Degree in Building Construction Technology opens up career opportunities in the construction technology field, such as specialty trade contracts (involving occupations like ship building, carpentry, project management, roofing, and more), construction of buildings, schools, and more. New England Tech’s Building Construction Technology degree program aims at preparing students for career opportunities like:
Residential & Commercial Construction
Speciality Product Installer
What is a construction technology degree?
Degrees in construction technology are offered at both the associate and bachelor level. These programs are designed to prepare students for more advanced positions in residential and commercial construction.
How much can you make with an associate degree in building construction technology?
Current statistics on potential salaries and job outlook are listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
What does a construction technician do?
Construction technicians typically work as assistants to tradesmen, assist with site inspection, review building codes, analyze blueprints, and more.
What skills do you need to be a construction technician?
Construction technicians should be able to use small hand and power tools, measuring and testing devices, trades materials, install pipes, operate mechanical equipment, and more.