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Construction Technology Program

What I try to do is the art of building and the art of building is the art of construction. - Peter Zumthor, Architect, Winner of 2009 Pritzker Prize for Architecture

What is Construction Technology?

Carbon reinforced fiberglass plastic grids now provide a corrosion-resistant alternative to steel reinforcements for concrete, while Precast Hybrid Moment Resistant Frames are improving the integrity of new construction in earthquake zones. Construction technology is constantly advancing as it adapts to the challenges of building dependable structures that shelter, serve, employ and transport 21st century society.

The Construction Technology Program at Macomb

Macomb’s Construction Technology Program will introduce you to the latest methods and materials involved in the construction of residential and commercial buildings, bridges and other structures, as you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to begin or advance in a construction career.

Construction Technology Courses at Macomb Community College

In the Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Blueprint and Math - Residential
  • Blueprint and Math - Commercial
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Introduction to Architectural Drafting
  • Interactive Computer Graphics
    -Introduction to 2D and 3D AutoCAD
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Construction Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Applied Building Construction
  • Construction-Cost Estimating
  • Civil Technology Seminar
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • Construction Law and Contract Administration
  • Systems Design of Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Construction Specifications
  • Project Management
  • Elementary Surveying

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Construction Technology

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Construction Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include construction and building inspector, construction manager, cost estimator and builder.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Technology

Credits earned in Macomb’s Construction Technology Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Construction Technology, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

Occupational Certificate in Building

Macomb’s Workforce and Continuing Education Department offers a Builders-Pre-License Certificate Program (link to that may be completed in about two months, providing a gateway into the construction industry.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Construction Technology Program?

For more information on the Construction Technology Program at Macomb, contact the Technical Education Department at 586-445-7012.

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