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Construction Technology

Construction technology students reviewing a set of blueprints after class near Wichita, Kansas.

Success on the jobsite demands specialized skills. Let’s get to work!

Butler Community College will launch its new Construction Technology program August 2021!

At the request of industry, Butler is offering a 62-credit hour Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree that includes a summer internship. Students can also earn a certificate. The program is housed in the new Manufacturing Engineering & Construction Technology Building in Andover. Current high school students can also enter the Early College Academy in Construction Technology offered at Rose Hill High School and earn their two-year degree by the time they graduate high school. Some local advisory board members also guarantee interviews upon successful completion of the program.

Kansas Promise Act Scholarship Eligible

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Construction is an aging industry many seasoned professionals are retiring. That means jobs are open and skilled workers are needed.

"A fall 2020 national survey by the Association of General Contractors found that 55% of contractors in the midwest and 59% in Kansas are looking for craft hands; from carpenters to operators and concrete workers."

— Larry Weiss, Martin Eby Construction and Chairman of the Workforce Development Committee for the AGC.

Already in the construction industry and interested in earning your degree? Learn more about Construction Trades for professionals in the field.

We're grateful to our industry partners for helping Butler bring this needed workforce training to the region: Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Kansas, Eby Construction, Hutton Construction, Simpson ConstructionWildcat Construction, and others.

This construction technology curriculum will prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential as well as commercial building construction and remodeling, and will cover a wide range of critical topics in the construction industry like:

  • Construction equipment and safety
  • Site preparation and layout
  • Construction estimating
  • Blueprint reading
  • Building codes
  • Framing
  • Masonry
  • Heating
  • Ventilation and air conditioning
  • Electrical and mechanical systems
  • Interior and exterior finishing
  • Plumbing

According to The Department of Labor Kansas Occupational Projections from 2016 –2026, KDOL projects 5,847 annual job openings statewide for Construction Trades Workers. Breaking the projection down by region, 1,494 of these annual job openings are projected for South Central Kansas with an annual mean wage of $38,610, while 386 annual openings are projected for Southeast Kansas with an annual mean wage of $39,240.

Requested by Industry, Delivered by Butler

Meet Butler's Construction Technology Advisory Board. These industry professionals support and advise the dean, faculty and staff on developing the strongest curriculum so our graduates are highly competent and skilled professionals ready for the workforce.

CHAIR: James McNaul, Beran Concrete

VICE-CHAIR: Craig Lofton, Alloy Architecture

SECRETARY: Tyler Dehn, Wildcat Construction

Randal Chickadonz, Superintendent of Rose Hill School District

Larry Walty, Larry Walty Roofing

Kevin Stanfield, Stanfield Roofing

Aaron Stevens, Belford Electric

Vince Haines, Gravity Works Architects

Jared Simpson, Simpson Construction

Cloys Bayless, Associated General Contractors of Kansas

Brandon Pope, All Seasons

Ruder Michelle, BETA

Cressler Jon, BETA

Matt Grange, Carlisle Plumbing & Heating

Joseph Samia, Central Consolidated

Cody Hollister, Conco Construction

Brad Penniston, Cornerstone Construction

Tom Meyers, Crossland Construction

Rob Reynolds, Douglass High School

Drywall Systems

David Shultz, Farha Roofing

Hutton

Travis Nittler, Icon Structures

Jamey Johnson , M6 Concrete

Damon Young, Mahaney Group

Larry Weis, Martin K. Eby Corporation

Alan Youngers, McCOWNGORDON

Morrow's Glass

Jim Franchell, Pioneer Materials

David Coulter, Rush Plumbing

Andy Waller, SPS Pavement

 

 

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ICYMI: Construction Technology is Eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship + Butler Advantage

 

Kansas Promise Scholarship LogoKicking off 2021, students qualifying for the Kansas Promise Scholarship can now go after their two-year construction technology degree and have their costs for tuition, fees and books paid for by the state. That’s right – tuition, fees and books at no out-of-pocket cost. This revolutionary $10 million program only gets better with the Butler Advantage – quality construction technology education respected by employers. Get the Butler Advantage! Visit our Kansas Promise Act webpage to review scholarship qualifications, learn about the application process, and check out other eligible programs.

 


Estimated tuition for Construction Technology = $10,020**

**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

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CAREERS IN THIS FIELD

The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

Construction Managers


$32.89 hourly wage
350 annual job openings


4349 Construction Managers are currently employed in Kansas.


*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.