AAS Construction Technology
Construction Technology Certificate Program

Construction Technology

The Construction Technology Program at UNM-Gallup Campus offers students interested in building, the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to necessary to hold a variety of entry level jobs in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Program is certified through the National Center for Construction Education and Research, providing accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, registry, and assessment.


About

UNM-Gallup Construction Technology

Construction Technology at UNM-Gallup has been serving our local communities for well over thirty years. We have a local partnership with and participated in the construction of five Habitat for Humanity homes, worked on community remodel projects, assisted in the installation of solar photovoltaic systems on local homes, and offer to the community, cabinetmaking and furniture construction classes in the finest woodworking shop in McKinley County. A graduate with a degree or certificate in Construction Technology may be eligible to seek employment in the following areas: Building Maintenance Worker, General Carpentry, Plumbing Repairman, Electrical Maintenance Worker, H.V.A.C. Service Person, Concrete Trades Helper Building Materials Manufacturer, Building Materials Estimator, and Building Supervisors Assistant.

Students

Program description and Course Requirements

AAS Construction Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology degree is designed to develop skills and abilities necessary to meet employment standards in the construction field. A student who completes the degree program will be prepared to hold a variety of entry level jobs in the construction industry. A graduate with a degree in Applied Science, Construction Technology may be eligible to seek employment in the following areas: Building Maintenance Worker, General Carpentry, Plumbing Repairman, Electrical Maintenance Worker, H.V.A.C. Service Person, Concrete Trades Helper Building Materials Manufacturer, Building Materials Estimator, and Building Supervisors Assistant.


Course Requirements of AAS Construction Technology


Construction Technology

Opportunities for employment for holders of a one-year certificate may include: Finish Carpenter's Helper, Apprentice Trainee, Cabinet Builder's Helper, and Form Carpenter's Helper.


Course Requirements of Construction Technology Certificate Program


Why Construction Tech at UNM-Gallup?


The Construction Technology Program trains our students in the most advanced methods of construction. Our recent curriculum revision has a focus on Green Building and Energy Efficiency.

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What will you learn?

  • Enrolled students will learn fundamental skills needed to gain meaningful employment in construction fields. Students will gain a broad knowledge base of construction from blueprint reading, framing, plumbing, HVAC and electrical, to more advanced knowledge of green building, weatherization, solar energy, and alternative construction methods.
  • Entering students will study through class lectures and hands on training through actual construction projects.
  • Use critical thinking and establish a framework to provide safe and effective services for the students, college campus and community.
  • Display professionalism, communication skills, including a commitment to lifelong learning.

Employment Opportunities

Instructors

Contact us. We are here to help.

Christopher D. Chavez

Christopher D. Chavez

Lecturer II

(505)-863-75.44
Construction Technology CT 107
ckchavez@hotmail.com

Robert Encinio

Robert Encinio

Lecturer I

(505) 863.75.60
Construction Technology CT 102
rencinio@unm.edu

Loren L. Leekela

Loren L. Leekela

Lecturer

(505) 863.75.44
Gurley Hall 1148
lleekela@unm.edu

Projects

UNM-Gallup Construction Technology Projects