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Construction Technology

Course Description

Students in Construction Technology build and maintain structures ranging from rough scaffolds, residential electric and concrete forms to homes which require exact finish-work.  They work with wood, metal, plastic and concrete.  Using both hand and power tools, people in the construction trade erect wood frameworks for buildings, install window frames, apply exterior siding and install moldings, cabinets, doors, heating and cooling systems, plumbing and hardware finish. 

Construction Technology Education gives the student the opportunity to participate in the different phases of residential construction.  This helps the student decide which trade or craft he/she wants to serve an apprenticeship.

During the training program, students construct houses on-site and will be involved in all phases of construction. The program is designed as pre-apprentice training and will include the following areas of construction:  carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating, roofing, landscaping, painting and decorating and electrical wiring.  The student receives both classroom and on the job training.

OSHA 10 Certificate: Construction Technology Students will receive OSHA 10 Safety Training in order to earn their certification.  

DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITY:   Successful completion of this program may allow for students to earn dual credit hours at Kankakee Community College for CNST 1423, Construction Material & Methods. (Note:  Students must have a 95% attendance rate, "B" Average in class and an 80% pass rate on the final exam as a 2nd year student.)

Required Tools and Supplies (purchased by students):

Notebook for classroom Calculator
16 or 20 oz Claw Hammer with unbreakable handle Speed Square
25' Power Return Tape Carpenter's Pencil
Nail Apron (cloth is acceptable) Leather work boots (Steel toe NOT required)
OSHA approved hard hat Safety Glasses (first pair     provided by KACC)
Retractable Utility Knife Chalk Line
Cat's Claw Supplies for 3-D Model Contest ($5 to $20)
Electrical Strippers  

Required Attire:  Appropriate work clothing with no rips, holes, tears or frays.  Clothes must also fit properly.  Baggy Clothing will not be permitted.


          • Carpenters
          • Plasterers and drywall installers
          • Carpet Layers
          • Cement Masons
          • Heating and cooling systems
          • Mechanics
          • Painters and paperhangers
          • Plumbers
          • Electricians
          • Bricklayers
          • Roofers
          • Laborers


          • Drafting
          • Physical Education
          • Woodworking
          • Math


          • Ability to handle high physical demands
          • Ability to visualize objects of two or three dimensions
          • A good sense of balance
          • Ability to coordinate eyes and hands rapidly and accurately
          • Ability to maintain precise standards
          • Dependable
          • Responsible


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Kankakee Area Career Center4083 N 1000 W Road

PO Box 570Bourbonnais, IL 60914

815-939-4971Fax: 815-939-7598

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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