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Construction Technology


  Program Description


Thompson Road Campus
6820 Thompson Road, Syracuse NY
Phone:  (315) 433-2635

Cortlandville Campus (Cortland)
1710 NYS Route 13, Cortland NY
Phone:  (607) 758-5260

The two-year Construction Technology program teaches students the essential skills needed to begin a career in the building and construction trades. Through the construction of a new house, students will gain real-world knowledge and hands-on experience in the fundamental components of carpentry, drywall, painting, framing, roofing, floor installation, door and window installation, blueprint reading, siding, electrical wiring, plumbing, proper tool use, and OSHA safety training.

Students will develop and demonstrate integrated academics and employability skills through class activities, projects, live clinic, community service and professional development. Students are also provided with the opportunity to earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma by successfully passing an industry-standard technical assessment.


Technical Skills
  • OSHA & NOCHI construction safety standards
  • Blueprint reading & drafting
  • Construction safety standards
  • Residential construction
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Drywall finishing
  • Cabinet installation
  • Residential wiring 
Available Academic Credits
  • 3 CTE per year
  • 1 science or math per year
Industry Certification
  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Course
Career Opportunities 
  • Construction worker
  • Framing carpenter
  • Painter/wall coverer
  • Roofer
  • Carpenter*
  • Electrician*
  • Plumber*
  • Concrete finisher/mason*
  • Drywall finisher*
  • Glazier & glass worker*
  • Tile/floor/window installer* 


*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Continuing Education Partners
  • Alfred State College
  • Morrisville State College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Canton
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College