Construction Technology Program
Construction technology is dedicated to providing quality learning opportunities in a supportive environment where construction students can learn new skills or improve existing skill levels. Construction technology at UAS provides the knowledge, tools and experiences that enable students to attain employment, develop professionally and experience personal growth and enrichment.
Ketchikan Construction Technology
The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus partners with the community to meet the needs of the residential construction industry in the area. The Ketchikan Construction Academy is a partnership between UAS Ketchikan, Southern Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association, Ketchikan Job Center, Ketchikan Indian Community and Ketchikan Youth Initiative. The Academy offers free construction technology training to qualified accepted applicants each Spring. Applications for this program are available here.
Students in the KCA complete coursework to qualify for the Occupational Endorsement in Residential/Light Construction.
Sitka Construction Technology
Residential Building School
The University of Alaska Southeast announces formation of the Residential Building School at its UAS Sitka campus. The curriculum is approved by the National Association of Home Builders and will cover all phases of home construction except plumbing and electrical.
The training is intensive: two eight-week terms at six hours per day. Students completing the 16 weeks program will earn 12 college credits and an occupational endorsement in residential/light construction.
Tool Safety and Skills
Previous experience in carpentry is not necessary to succeed in this program since it will stress skill building in basic tool use as well as the latest “how to” of home construction. Women are encouraged to apply. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up 9.6 % of the construction work force in this country.
This program has been created with help from the Federal Government in response to a huge nation-wide demand for skilled workers in construction trades. Many carpenters will also be needed for the Alaska gas pipeline project. Now is an excellent time to consider a career in light construction.