Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Construction and Environmental Technology

(HEGIS: 5317)

A.A.S. Degree, Certificate

Professionals in the construction industry need well-trained technicians with diverse educational backgrounds. Their needs provide our graduates with a variety of exciting and rewarding career options. Architects, contractors, engineers, surveyors, testing labs, materials suppliers, colleges, and government agencies provide careers for construction technicians in design, drafting, surveying, inspection, estimating, and laboratory testing.

The construction technology curriculum covers a broad range of subjects related to the construction field, including computer aided drafting and use of microcomputers.

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2017-2018)


A.A.S., requirements, career options


Construction and Environmental Technology, requirements, career options

Environmental Emphasis

The Construction Technology curriculum has changed with the times. The core courses in management, materials, and drafting emphasize environmental concerns and energy conservation. Environmental codes and regulations and efficient use of materials and methods are emphasized across the curriculum.

ENVS 102, Technology and the Environment, is now required and other environmental related courses can be selected for program electives. For example, Social Science: POSC 112 Public Administration. Unrestricted Elective: ENVS 101 Resource Conservation; Lab Science: PHSC 104, CHEM 101, GEOL 101, BIOL 101; Humanities: ENVS 105 Environmental Ethics.

Career Opportunities

Some of the firms/agencies that have hired construction technology graduates include Barden Homes, Crown Construction, Paul Yaman Associates, New York State Dept. of Transportation, and U.S. Geological Services.

Transfer Options

Although the A.A.S. degree in construction technology is not designed primarily for transfer, graduates of this program have transferred to four-year bachelor’s degree programs in construction technology, forestry, and facilities management. Graduates of the construction technology program have gone on to study forestry, facilities management, and construction technology at:

  • Empire State College
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Rochester Institute of Technology

For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.

Program Chair

Sophia Georgiakaki
Professor (Mathematics)

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