Mission Statement


The Construction Technology Certificate program   has been suspended as of Spring 2016. This means that no new students may enroll.

The Undergraduate Technology Certificate programs provide entry-level skills in Construction and Occupational Safety and Health.

For more information and advising, contact Lorraine Stewart at lstewart@alaska.edu 907-486-1209.

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What will I learn?


Demonstrate knowledge and skills using industrial terminology, technology and documentation procedures that adhere to industry codes and standards.

  • Define basic building systems, equipment, materials, techniques and assemblies used in construction.
  • Define basic electrical, mechanical, and structural theories that affect the construction process, in addition to safety, health, and environmental issues related to construction activities.
  • Define the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of the participants in the construction process.
What classes will I take?

Construction Certificate Requirements: 33 Credits

  • CIS A105           Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software
  • CM A101           Fundamentals of CADD for Building Construction
  • CM A102           Methods of Building Construction
  • CM A123           Codes and Standards
  • CM A201           Construction Project Management
  • CM A205           Construction Safety
  • CM A231           Structural Technology
  • HUMS A153      Human Relations or HUMS A155 Human Relations in the Workplace
  • MATH A101      Technical Math or MATH A105 Intermediate Algebra
  • PRPE A108       Introduction to College Writing or ENGL A111 Methods of Written Communication
  • TECH A295       Technical Internship
What can I do with this degree?


Upon completion of the certificate in construction, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Construction Laborer.


  • Safe working practices
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Preparation and use of portable power tools
  • Hand tool use
  • Basic woodworking

Earning Potential

The average wage for a construction laborer is $20-$30 per hour. 

Job Outlook

The employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities.