AAS, Technology Construction Emphasis

The Associate of Applied Science, Technology degree program is designed to provide entry-level skills, continuing education, and advanced technical skills in several specialized fields including Welding, Construction, and Occupational Safety.

For more information and advising, contact Lorraine Stewart at lstewart@kodiak.alaska.edu or 907-486-1209.

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  • Understand, describe, and analyze the physical components found in technical systems.
  • Understand and apply safety practices.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of science, math, and computers in technical fields.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills using industrual terminology, technology and documentation procedures that adhere to industry codes and standards.
  • Define basic building systems, equipment, materials, techniques and assemblies used in construction.
  • Define basic electrical, mechanical, structural and civil theories that affect the construction process, in addition to safety, health, and environmental issues related to construction activities.
  • Define the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of the participants in the construction process.

General Requirements

Oral Communications GER (3CR) Select one of the following:

  • COMM A111 Methods of Oral Communication
  • COMM A235 Small Group Communication
  • COMM A237 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM A241 Public Speaking 

Written Communications GER (6CR)

  • ENGL A111 Methods of Written Communication 
  • ENGL A212 Technical Writing

Mathematics GER (3CR)

  • MATH A105 Intermediate Algebra 

Natural Sciences GER (4CR) Select one of the following:

  • CHEM A103/L Survey of Chemistry with Lab
  • CHEM A105/L General Chemistry with Lab
  • GEOL A111 Physical Geology
  • PHYS A123/L Basic Physics I with Lab

Technology Core Requirements

  • AET A101 Fundamentals to CADD for Building Construction
  • CIS A105 Introduction to Personal Computers and Software Applications
  • ET A151 Basic Electricity for the Trades
  • HUMS A153 Human Relations or HUMS A155 Human Relations in the Workplace
  • OSH A101 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSH A250 Hazardous Material Operations
  • TECH A101 Introduction to Technological Principles

Construction Emphasis Requirements

  • CM A102 Methods of Building Construction
  • CM A123 Codes and Standards
  • CM A142 Mechanical and Electrical Technology
  • CM A201 Construction Project Management
  • CM A205 Construction Safety
  • CM A213 Civil Technology
  • CM A231 Structural Technology
  • TECH A295 Technical Internship



  • Knowledge of phases of a construction project from start to finish
  • Principles of carpentry, masonry, electrical work, HVAC and plumbing
  • Interpretation of construction drawings
  • Frame walls, ceilings and floors
  • Installation of proper wiring
  • Installation of plumbing systems

Earning Potential

The avergage wage for a construction laborer is $50-$80 per hour. 

Job Outlook

The employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities.