Construction Technology

Do you love working with your hands? Are you the kind of person who likes to build things and see concrete results?

Check out our Construction Technology program!

Construction Technology is a hands-on construction program with both residential and commercial specializations. You’ll learn how to plan, organize, solve problems and communicate well in your building projects.

You can prepare for an entry-level job in many construction areas. Or continue your education in a four-year program. Since you’ll have a foundation for other construction-related programs, you can try out various crafts to find the right fit.

Career options include positions as field engineers, estimators, building inspectors, insurance and manufacturing representatives, field supervisors, subcontractors and builders. We offer commercial or residential specializations. 

Construction Technology At-A-Glance


What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Construction Technology jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

Related Program

North Lake’s Construction Management is a closely related program that can add management training to your hands-on skills. It’s one of just 11 such programs at two-year institutions in the United States accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

Both Construction Technology and Construction Management have increased focus on “green” building and sustainable construction practices.

Program Location

Classes for all construction-related programs are held at North Lake College’s West Campus at the DFW Education Center, 1401 N. Royal Lane, inside the DFW airport boundaries.

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations lists six separate construction areas as high growth through 2017. Projections include 5,240 job openings for carpenters and 760 openings for construction and building inspectors. 

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase over the next decade of 24% for cost estimators; 23% for construction carpenters; and 22% for building inspectors. 

See more about careers in Construction Technology.

Degrees and Certificates in Construction Technology

North Lake College

See our degree and certificate options in Construction Technology.

HB 1508 Notice

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