A Career in Construction Technology

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Construction Engineering Technology is a broad field that has many rewarding careers in several different areas of concentration. Construction Engineering Technologists work with engineers to turn ideas into workable plans used to create: roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams and other facilities.  The technologist will learn aspects of civil engineering, architectural engineering and project/construction management.  This makes the technologist unique as they carry selected knowledge of both the engineer and a construction manager.

This industry is an exciting and ever-changing field.  In a career as a Construction Technologist, you will combine your creativity with the elements of technical knowledge and management skills to bring a layout or drawing to life.   Turning this information into a physical structure.

surveyConstruction technology has come a long way, in the past it meant things like building a cabin from logs, then daubing mud on to seal out drafts. Today, the term “construction technology” has taken on a whole new meaning. With constantly evolving technology available, today’s technologists have an ever changing selection materials for private homes and commercial projects and can use more advanced methods to ensure the strength and life of the project. Recent years have also seen an increased use of prefabricated buildings that are designed to be built in a factory, then delivered and assembled on the construction site.

There are many careers available to someone with a construction technology degree in areas such as: design, project management, land surveying, cost estimates, site supervision, inspection, and construction safety to name a few. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for the construction field should grow at an higher than average rate of 13% from 2014-2024.

construction technologyMorrison Tech provides a pathway to a career in construction technology. At Morrison Tech you will receive an Associates Degree in Engineering Technology that is accredited by ABET. As a student in this program you will gain knowledge and experience in AutoCAD, material testing, land surveying and materials courses. Along with these core classes you will take several soft skills classes that will prepare you for employment. Morrison Tech will give you the foundation that will lead you to a successful career.

If you’ve ever wondered how skyscrapers were built or how buildings are able to withstand major storm and hold massive amounts of weight – Construction Engineering Technology may be the right career for you.  Learn how you can take the next step toward this career at Morrison Tech.