Architectural drafting and estimating technicians are engaged at the front end of new construction and renovation projects. Their work lays the foundation for quality design and functionality within project budgets.
At NDSCS, earn an associate's degree in as little as 18 months and you'll have skills that are in high demand with architects, engineers, general contractors, home builders and manufacturing companies, government institutions and others.
Building Construction Technology prepares students to meet the specific needs of the construction industry. The program can be finished in as little as two years. As a graduate, you'll have core knowledge for commercial construction learned through hands-on experiences:
Read prints and navigate specifications
Estimate materials and labor
Identify and understand safety regulations
Understand the products and materials used in today's construction industry
Learn the skills and knowledge to construct commercial structures
The high demand for qualified people to enter the construction field can lead to a wide range of management-level positions. Regional and national companies and organizations are hiring construction managers to ensure projects are completed on time within budget, to the desired quality and safety. This program is a fast track to your Construction Management career.
In just two years, you'll be ready to jump into a real-world career, making a difference for a private company or public agency. NDSCS will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to take on increasing levels of responsibility and advance quickly.
Our graduates are in high demand, and the demand is expected to stay strong for years to come. Many of the land surveying and civil engineering technicians working today were hired to design and update infrastructure from the late 1950s through the 1970s, and they're now retiring faster than they can be replaced.
Because there is such a strong need for our graduates, they are receiving more job offers in more diverse types of career paths than ever before.
NDSCS will coordinate with companies, firms or organizations near you to shadow a professional in the field of Architectural Drafting, Construction Estimating, Building Construction, Construction Management, Land Surveying or Civil Engineering Technology.
Experience life as a Wildcat when you visit campus at NDSCS in Wahpeton. Daily tours for prospective students and families typically include a meeting with an Enrollment Services representative, a campus tour from a current student and an appointment with your academic department of interest.
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