The construction industry is one of the largest employers in the country. CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY at Franklin Tech is designed to teach all major aspects of the construction techniques to be successful in the Construction field and related work areas. The program is a two-year, one-half day program. Whether students go to work or choose to further their education, they will excel because of the knowledge and skills they have obtained in Construction Technology.
What will I learn?
Our program covers the latest topics including:
• OSHA 10 Training
• Proper use of hand and power tools
• Blueprint Reading
• Flooring systems
• Walls and ceiling framing
• Construction applied math
• Employability skills
• Construction equipment operation
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for the Construction field should grow by 13%, a faster than average growth. The 2015 average national pay was an annual salary of $30,890 for construction laborers to more for those in other areas of construction or operating their own businesses.
Students completing the Construction Technology program may earn the OSHA10 industry certification, and students are trained using the NCCER industry recognized curriculum. Students may also qualify for a certificate of training on a telehandler, a skid steer, and a scissor lift.
High School students completing a program at FTC receive FREE tuition and training materials. Students also take their program certification test at no cost to them.
Students completing a program at FTC have the opportunity to earn academic credits along with their program training. Students in Joplin High School and Sarcoxie High School participate in the embedded credit option. In Construction Technology, you can earn a full credit for Technical Math and Applied Communications upon completion of the two-year program and successful completion of assignments for the embedded credit courses. Students earn a grade in the courses, and they are transcripted.
Membership in a Student Organization
Going a step further in rounding out their education, FTC students are encouraged to join a national student organization, SkillsUSA. The members of this organization practice teamwork, leadership and problem-solving. Members have an opportunity to hold office and participate in local, district, state, and national contests.
In their last semester of the program, successful students have the option to participate in an on-the-job training experience. Students may seek a construction internship with a local employer. An agreement is signed by FTC, the employer, the student, and the parents. Students work up to four days a week and attend Franklin Tech during the assigned time. This is a great way for students to gain actual experience, and in many cases the internship is a paid internship. The internship can possibly lead to a full-time job or job references for future positions.