Construction Technology

Program Locations: Hastings Campus
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Skilled and Technical Sciences

In our Construction Technology program, you’ll receive hand-on training alongside classroom instruction from some of the best in the business. You’ll acquire the skills needed to do everything from framing to cabinet construction and be able to test those skills as you help to build a house that is auctioned off every year. You’ll also have the opportunity to take courses in related areas including drafting, residential wiring and welding.

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science



Construction Technology students also have the opportunity to take courses in related areas including drafting, residential wiring and welding, providing a solid foundation for construction careers. 

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The Construction Technology program is fall-start only. 

  • What will it cost?
  • How long will it take?
  • What careers can I have?
What will it cost?

At 2022-23 tuition and fee rates, completing the 63 credits required for the Construction Technology degree costs:

Nebraska residents - $6,930

Non-residents - $9,891

These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

2021-22 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
Nebraska Resident $94 $16 $110
Non Resident $141 $16 $157

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How long will it take?

Finish in 2 years by completing 16-17 credits a semester for 4 semesters

The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on assessment scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study

Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

What careers can I have?

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Tool List

*See your instructor for an official list or if you have questions.

The following is a list of tools you must have when you start the Construction Technology program. You should bring your tools with you the first day of class. You may need to add tools at a later date.  Ask for student discounts when purchasing your tools.

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Required Tools

Ansi z87 approved Safety glasses.  Clear lenses for interior work. (At least one pair)

1 OSHA approved Hard Hat Ansi z89 Type 1

Hearing protection (simple ear plugs or ear muffs)

Tape measure- 1” x 25’ or longer (heavy duty)

Measuring Tape 100’

Chalk line reel 100’


Utility knife (with replaceable blades)

Claw hammer smooth face 16 oz.

Carpenters tool belt of good quality, check for comfort, rounded bottoms of the nail pouches are easier to get nails

out of -OR- pouches to clip on belt (make sure to have hammer loop)

Catspaw nail puller (double end) should fit in tool belt

(Value pack- these get lost and stripped out) Torx size T25 - 2 inch long 1/4" drive (Quality- Bosch, Spax, Dewalt)

6” Speed square  (It’s a triangle)

Calculator (Pocket Handyman VI or newer) Menards, Home depot, online, or download app

One pair of stair gauges (they attach to the framing square when laying out stairways)

Multi-bit Screwdriver (need both phillips and flathead)

USB Jump Drive- There is no student storage on lab computers

Recommended but Optional

Framing hammer waffle face

Flat bar nail puller (typically 1 ½” x 14”) Vaughn I beam type is best

Carpenters framing square

12” Combination square

6” Sheetrock hand saw

Pocket Sureform rasp for drywall

Wood Chisels set of 3 (1/2”,3/4”, and 1”)

Nail sets 1/32, 1/16, 3/32

Pliers or vice grips with built in wire cutters (Or a Multi Tool like a Leatherman if possible)

Architect’s triangular scale

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