Building Construction Technology

Construction professionals are in high demand in the country’s many fast-growing cities, including Austin. This program gives students the opportunity to train with the same tools, machinery, and equipment used at construction sites. You can also work toward a project manager role, with instruction in planning, budgeting, staffing, and resource allocation.

Job Titles & Career Information

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

    Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

    Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Construction and Building Inspectors

    Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Construction Carpenters

    Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Construction Laborers

    Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Construction Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Cost Estimators

    Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

    Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Energy Auditors

    Conduct energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. May also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

    Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Floor Sanders and Finishers

    Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Glaziers

    Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Helpers--Carpenters

    Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

    Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Home Appliance Repairers

    Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

    Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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  • Insulation Workers, Mechanical

    Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

    Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Model Makers, Wood

    Construct full-size and scale wooden precision models of products. Includes wood jig builders and loft workers.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

    Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Painters, Construction and Maintenance

    Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Patternmakers, Wood

    Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Roofers

    Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Rough Carpenters

    Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

    Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Tile and Marble Setters

    Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

    Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.


    Hourly Wage: $


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    Projections:

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