Construction Technology

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The Construction Technology program provides students with a wide variety of experience that prepares them for entry-level employment and apprenticeships in the construction and maintenance trades. 

Students in this program receive basic training in construction and maintenance of structural systems including basic carpentry, concrete, roofing, interiors and exterior finishing, thermal and moisture protection systems.   The blend of classroom instruction, lab, and live work practice helps students to learn the necessary skills to become a Construction Technician. Typically 50% of the training is hands-on and 50% is classroom instruction.Occupational levels of

Construction Technician, Construction Repairer, and Construction Assistant Repairer will be assigned upon successful completion of the training program, based on the student’s proficiency in the program’s competencies.

Construction Technicians build, install, maintain, and repair structures, working on and around a wide variety of electrical, plumbing , heating, and ventilation systems.  Skill development in job search techniques, resume writing and interviewing is provided.


Program Location: 
Building Trades Technology, 709 Second Ave., Seward, AK
Training Days: 
Training Clock Hours: 
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Occupational Levels: 
Construction Technician
Construction Repairer
Construction Assistant Repairer

The mission of the Construction Technology program is to provide training through classroom instruction, demonstration, and practical application, methods for construction, installation, maintenance, service, repair and diagnostics to construct, maintain and repair various facility structures.

Construction Technology Instructor
Doug Hoftiezer


Strong reading and mathematics skills are essential to achieve top graduation levels and the best paying jobs.

TABE tests scores for this program must be:

Reading                550

Combined Math    550


Program Requirements: 

Physical requirements of the occupation are good vision, hearing, and manual dexterity, the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, and stoop, crawl, and walk continuously. It also requires being able to work from a ladder at heights up to 30 ft. The occupation may also require working outdoors in a variety of weather and climate conditions where physical hazards may exist. Training includes outdoor activities, so students need appropriate clothing for cold and wet working conditions. Students who wear prescription glasses are recommended to have prescription safety glasses.  The program is fast-paced and challenging. Students should have good mechanical aptitude, strong mathematics and reading skills, and the ability to manage time productively.

Program Cost: 
Tuition Books NOT provided by AVTEC Room & Board Student Service Fee Supplies Tech Fee Total
$2,540 $413 $600 $4,515 $85 $1,045 $230 $9,428
Program Courses: 
  • Concrete Foundations

    Determine the properties of concrete; understand the principles and practices of reinforcing concrete; safely handle and place concrete, construct and maintain concrete foundations and slab-on-grade structures.

    Training Clock Hours: 32
  • Construction Prints and Drawings

    Interpret construction drawings and specifications; demonstrate layout skills; perform construction calculations. 

    Training Clock Hours: 42
  • Exterior Finish

    Install windows and exterior doors.

    Training Clock Hours: 42
  • Framing

    Construct structural floor systems, wall systems, ceiling joists, and roof framing.

    Training Clock Hours: 104
  • Interior Finish

    Drywall, installation of interior doors, finish trim, mouldings, and cabinets.

    Training Clock Hours: 161
  • Interior Finish

    Drywall, installation of interior doors, finish trim, mouldings, and cabinets.

    Training Clock Hours: 145
  • Introduction to Carpentry

     Identify major skills and opportunities in construction and maintenance careers; practice school, personal and general construction safety habits.

    Training Clock Hours: 63
  • Introduction to Electricity

    Describe basic electrical theory, understand basic NEC codes. Demonstrate basic wiring principles and device replacement

    Training Clock Hours: 76
  • Materials and Equipment

    Demonstrate safe and efficient operating procedures for hand tools and power tools; identify building materials; demonstrate proper use of fasteners and adhesives; practice safe and efficient materials handling. 

    Training Clock Hours: 66
  • Roofing Systems

    Construct and maintain roofing systems.

    Training Clock Hours: 36
  • Stairs

    Produce common stair systems.

    Training Clock Hours: 30
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection

    Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of cold climate weatherization; Construct the thermal and moisture protection systems appropriate for cold climates.

    Training Clock Hours: 20
Gainful Employ. Disclosure

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019


Program Name: Construction

This program is designed to be completed in 20 weeks. 

This program will cost $4,313 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  


Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 671 of debt.  


The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession:  Alaska

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:

Updated: 6/26/2019


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