Associate of Applied Science – Concentration in Construction Technology

Degree Plan

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

This in-depth study of the construction industry will cover areas such as site preparation and layout, blueprint/specification reading, framing, cabinetry and millwork, plumbing, electricity, and heating/air conditioning. Students will be provided the necessary training required for entry-level positions in a variety of fields in the construction industry.


Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
CNBT 1301
Introduction to the Construction Industry
CNBT 1311
Construction Methods & Materials I
CNBT 1318
Construction Tools & Techniques
CNBT 1316
Construction Technology I
CNBT 1346
Construction Estimating I
Total 15
Second Semester Hours
LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
CNBT 1309
Basic Construction Management
CNBT 1350
Construction Technology II
CNBT 2304
Construction Methods & Materials II
CNBT 1302
Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical Systems in Construction I
Total 13

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
CNBT 1280
Cooperative Education – Construction Engineering
Tech / Technician
CNBT 1353
Construction Technology III
CNBT 1342
Building Codes & Inspections
CNBT 2340
Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical Systems in Construction II
CNBT 2342
Construction Management I
Total 14
Second Semester Hours
College Level Math or Natural Science
(any core course)
SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
Social Science (any core course) 3
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Framework
Construction Technology AAS Total

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

To learn more, please contact us.

Michael Lee
Program Coordinator, Construction Technology
(903) 823-3435
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232

Construction Technology Course Descriptions

Core Courses

Several courses for this degree can be found in the Academic Core. View the Academic Core

CNBT 1301 Introduction to the Construction Industry

Overview of the construction industry.

CNBT 1302 Mechanical Systems in Construction

A presentation of the basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components in construction and their relationship to residential and light commercial buildings.

CNBT 1309 Construction Management I

Provides an integrated look at the practice of construction management on the job site.

CNBT 1311 Introduction to Carpentry Methods & Materials I

Introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications.

CNBT 1316 Construction Technology I

Introduction to site preparation, foundations, form work, safety, tools, and equipment.

CNBT 1318 Construction Tools and Techniques

Comprehensive study of the selection and use of hand tools, portable and stationary power tools and related construction equipment. Emphasis on safety in the use of tools and equipment.

CNBT 1342 Building Codes and Inspections

Building codes and standards applicable to building construction and inspection processes.

CNBT 1346 Construction Estimating I

Fundamentals of estimating materials and labor costs in construction.

CNBT 1350 Construction Technology II

Framing in residential and light commercial construction. Includes safety, tools, and equipment used in floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing methods and systems.

CNBT 1353 Construction Technology III

Exterior trim and finish for residential and light commercial construction.

CNBT 1380 Cooperative Education: Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

CNBT 2304 Carpentry Methods and Materials

Continuation of the study of the properties of building materials, methods and equipment for their integrated use in completing construction projects.

CNBT 2340 Mechanical, Plumbing & Electrical Systems in Construction II

Processes and methods used in design, selection of equipment, and installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems in commercial buildings. Includes heating and cooling systems, duct work, mechanical and electrical control systems, lighting requirements, and design of water supply and sanitary sewer systems.

CNBT 2342 Construction Management II

Human relations management skills on the job site. Topics include written and oral communications, leadership and motivation, problem solving, and decision making.