You’ll be prepared for construction industry careers through rigorous college course work, completion of a student-built home, service-learning projects in the community for not-for-profit organizations, and community service.

Why Study Construction Technology at Highlands College of Montana Tech?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 723,400 openings each year, on average, annually, for the next 10 years in the construction and extraction occupations.

The Construction Technology program at Highlands College of Montana Tech have formal and informal agreements with not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organizations to make Butte and the surrounding area a better place. 

Student Built Home Construction 

Our students will participate in the construction of a new 3-bedroom, 2-bath 1,400 square feet home. Students will be involved in every aspect of construction. 

  • Floor, wall, and roof framing
  • Installation of windows and doors
  • Roofing and siding installation
  • Assist in estimating and scheduling the project
  • Assist in hiring and overseeing subcontractors
  • Installation of insulation
  • Drywall-installation and finish
  • Interior trim and cabinet installation
  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Installation of flooring and tile

National Affordable Housing Network 

  • Assist with siding installation 
  • Concrete slab prep

Butte Community Ice Center 

  • Perform various projects to continually improve the facility 
  • Installation of metal wainscotting 
  • Wall and window protection in practice room
  • Construct and install a ramp and platform for wheelchair access

Kiwanis Club Sunshine Camp

  • Sound dampening project in main activity room 

Service Learning Model

The Construction Technology program believes that through an all-day blended apprenticeship/college coursework model, students gain working knowledge to improve quality of life for disadvantaged neighbors or creating safe community spaces utilizing the skill-sets learned in the classroom and lab to make their city a better place to live. 

Exit Early with Certificate of Applied Science

Completion of the first two semesters may result in a certificate of applied sciences in carpentry. 

Opportunities to Become Management

Completion of this program will put graduates on track to complete Montana Tech’s Business, Construction Management Track, B.A.S. program. 

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What Kinds of Jobs Do Construction Technology Graduates Get?

Construction careers range from independent contractors and carpenters to leaders in corporate and large-scale construction companies.

Explore Classes in Construction Technology

As students progress in the program they will gain the knowledge and ability to

  • Draft, read and interpret building plans 
  • Estimate the amount of material and time required to construct a building
  • Perform the hands-on tasks needed to complete an entire home
  • Laying out a building site and setting grade
  • Construction Management Techniques and Theory
  • Complete a Capstone project highlighting their knowledge gained from the program 
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Catalog Details

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Career Outcomes

The Construction Technology Program boasts a strong placement rate in most years.

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Mike Fink, Instructor or 406-496-3749
Rich Miller, Instructor or 406-496-3781