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Construction Technology

Natalie running wood on a standing sanding machine.

Our woods program offers hands-on, project based instruction in wood technology using hand tools, power tools and industry standard machinery, including Laser Engraving and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) equipment. Earn college credit with Lane Community College while you learn skills that you can use for a lifetime, including those that may earn you a job in the construction or wood products manufacturing industry.

Students in our Construction Pathway also gain business skills, materials knowledge, calculating estimates, reading blueprints and learn finishing techniques. After graduation, students have a solid foundation of carpentry basics, plus the valuable hands-on experience that is unique for people starting out in the construction industry.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to safely use a variety of tools, equipment and machinery to build finished products.
  • Understand technical drawings and specifications.
  • Learn how buildings are constructed from the foundation to the roof.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork and communication skills.
  • Practice safe, legal, and ethical working habits.
  • Be exposed to a variety of opportunities for a future career in the construction trades.

Possibilities After Graduation

Classes in the pathway include: Introduction to Woodworking, Cabinet Making and Design, Creative Furniture Technology, Advanced Woodworking, Construction Technology, Leadership Projects (woods), Technical Drawing, Mechanical Drawing, and Machine Technology.  

Career possibilities include:   Carpenter, Cabinetmaker, Residential/Commercial Construction Worker, Site Manager, and Project Manager

Annual Salary Range:  $32,000 - $120,000

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