Clark College's Construction Technology program provides training for individuals interested in the construction industry's diversified fields. 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. Students learn about safety, applied mathematics, tool usage, codes, cost estimation, and the development of building plans. Students also gain on- and off-site construction experience in various training fields provided in the program.
Upon program completion, students possess entry-level skills and are prepared to advance
to professional levels in project supervision, cost estimating, material sales, and
other positions within and related to 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 also may find employment
with contractors, suppliers, retail outlets, or building maintenance companies.
Students can earn a Certificate of Proficiency as a construction technician, an Associate of Applied Science in Construction or an Associate of Applied Technology in Construction. CNST courses are taught at the Clark County Skills Center, 12200 NE 28th St., Vancouver. A lab fee applies and students are required to purchase a tool set and have valid health insurance.