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Construction Technology

Construction technology at Butler Community College teaches students concepts with hands on experience 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. 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.

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

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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


$33.78 hourly wage
307 annual job openings


3883 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.