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Construction Technology

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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 has created an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) two-year degree. The 63 credit-hour program also includes a four-hour summer internship. In addition, with the approval of the two-year degree, Rose Hill High School and Butler are implementing a Construction Technology pathway within the Early College Academy.

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 program 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.

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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


$33.8 hourly wage
342 annual job openings


3885 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.