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.
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 Construction, Wildcat 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
- Ventilation and air conditioning
- Electrical and mechanical systems
- Interior and exterior finishing
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
David Shultz, Farha Roofing
Travis Nittler, Icon Structures
Jamey Johnson , M6 Concrete
Damon Young, Mahaney Group
Larry Weis, Martin K. Eby Corporation
Alan Youngers, McCOWNGORDON
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
Kicking 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.