Construction Technology
The Construction Technology program provides entry-level training for those who are interested in the construction industry. Instruction is a blend of theory and lab which includes both technical and professionalism skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions in the industry.

During the first year, the students will study units in safety, applied mathematics, tool usage, codes, cost estimation, and the development of building plans. In addition, the students will apply these skills during a variety of hands-on projects. The projects are a toolbox, scale model house, and several utility sheds. Besides an emphasis in residential carpentry, the students will explore several of the trades such as electrical, sheet metal, and tile. During the first year, students will also have several opportunities to work on the student house project and other large structures.

If selected to return for the second year, the students will continue to develop leadership and professionalism skills as they build a residential home in the community. Additional skills such as advanced applied mathematics, cost estimation, employment relationships, and sound work habits are emphasized.

Upon completion of this program, students will have entry-level skills necessary to get and maintain a career in the construction industry. The program has articulation agreements with several of the local apprenticeship programs for advanced placement dependent on final grades and instructor recommendation.

Graduates may find employment with contractors, suppliers, retail outlets, or building maintenance companies.

All CNST courses are taught at the Clark County Skills Center (12200 NE 28th Street, Vancouver) and follow the Skills Center's calendar for class days, hours, and breaks (except CNST 106 & 108). There is a lab fee and students are required to purchase a tool set and have valid health insurance.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements and specifically listed courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Construction Technology (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
CNST 106
BLUEPRINT READING
3 cr.
CNST 108
JOB ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING
3 cr.
CNST 111
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I
6 cr.
CNST 112
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I LAB
6 cr.
CNST 121
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II
6 cr.
CNST 122
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II LAB
6 cr.
CNST 131
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III
6 cr.
CNST 132
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III LAB
6 cr.
CNST 211
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV
6 cr.
CNST 212
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV LAB
6 cr.
CNST 221
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V
6 cr.
CNST 222
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V LAB
6 cr.
CNST 231
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI
6 cr.
CNST 232
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI LAB
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 89
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Understand and apply construction vocabulary.
  • Locate, interpret, and apply information.
  • Perform essential construction operations and functions.
  • Know and value professional construction-related opportunities.
  • Practice and value the importance of professionalism through teamwork, quality of craftsmanship, communication skills, and a positive work ethic.
  • Understand, define, practice, and value workplace safety.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Construction Technology (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
CNST 106
BLUEPRINT READING
3 cr.
CNST 108
JOB ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING
3 cr.
CNST 111
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I
6 cr.
CNST 112
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I LAB
6 cr.
CNST 121
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II
6 cr.
CNST 122
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II LAB
6 cr.
CNST 131
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III
6 cr.
CNST 132
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III LAB
6 cr.
CNST 211
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV
6 cr.
CNST 212
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV LAB
6 cr.
CNST 221
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V
6 cr.
CNST 222
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V LAB
6 cr.
CNST 231
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI
6 cr.
CNST 232
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI LAB
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 104
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Understand and apply construction vocabulary.
  • Locate, interpret, and apply information.
  • Perform essential construction operations and functions.
  • Know and value professional construction-related opportunities.
  • Practice and value the importance of professionalism through teamwork, quality of craftsmanship, communication skills, and a positive work ethic.
  • Understand, define, practice, and value workplace safety.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Construction Technology (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
CNST 106
BLUEPRINT READING
3 cr.
CNST 108
JOB ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING
3 cr.
CNST 111
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I
6 cr.
CNST 112
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I LAB
6 cr.
CNST 121
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II
6 cr.
CNST 122
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II LAB
6 cr.
CNST 131
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III
6 cr.
CNST 132
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III LAB
6 cr.
CNST 211
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV
6 cr.
CNST 212
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV LAB
6 cr.
CNST 221
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V
6 cr.
CNST 222
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V LAB
6 cr.
CNST 231
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI
6 cr.
CNST 232
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI LAB
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 93
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Understand and apply construction vocabulary.
  • Locate, interpret, and apply information.
  • Perform essential construction operations and functions.
  • Know and value professional construction-related opportunities.
  • Practice and value the importance of professionalism through teamwork, quality of craftsmanship, communication skills, and a positive work ethic.
  • Understand, define, practice, and value workplace safety.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.