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About the Construction Technology Program

 
Workers work on the remodel of DCCCD District Office. Photo credit: Kathy Cook

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How to Get Started

To get started in the Construction Technology program, complete the admissions process at North Lake College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Construction Technology program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.

Tuition

Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that’s $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Construction Technology and other construction-related courses combine classroom lecture with labs that stress hands-on skills. All programs require participation in cooperative classes with industry employers.

Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for degree and certificate options in Construction Technology.

Special Requirements for Other Construction-Related Programs

There are no special requirements to enter most of our construction-related programs.

However, the following programs offered with industry partners have separate application and admission procedures; please check with contacts in our construction-related programs about the following:

Program Location for All Construction-Related Programs

Classes for all construction-related programs are held at North Lake College’s West Campus: DFW Education Center, 1401 N. Royal Lane, inside the DFW airport boundaries.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Accreditation and Industry Partnerships

North Lake College’s construction-related programs have industry partnerships in place with:

North Lake College’s Construction Management program is one of just 11 such programs at two-year institutions in the United States accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

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Related Programs

Not sure what you want to study? Take a look at other Construction programs such as Construction Management and Welding Technology. Or see other Green/Energy-related programs such as Commercial and Residential Building Performance Technology.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Developing Skills for Success

Construction Technology and other construction-related courses are taught with both classroom lecture and hands-on labs. All programs require participation in cooperative classes with industry employers.

We offer convenient evening and weekend hours, and both credit and noncredit courses. All classes are held at North Lake College’s state-of-the-art West Campus (the DFW Education Center) at 1401 N. Royal Lane, inside the DFW airport boundaries.

Our 60,000-square-foot building houses classrooms and laboratories that provide both management and skill-based education for the construction industry. The facility has been recognized as an exemplary model throughout the U.S. for providing construction-oriented college programs since its opening in September 2000.

The objective of the unique educational partnership between North Lake College and the construction industry is to provide 1,300 construction companies in North Texas with trained people at all levels. Course offerings include construction management, construction technology, masonry, plumbing, commercial heating and air conditioning, and glazing.

Students are encouraged to join professional organizations such as:

Faculty Profiles

Our Construction Technology instructors all have extensive real-world experience in the field, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you face at work. Our instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job.

See profiles of some of our Construction Technology faculty and administrators.

Transfer Information

Construction Technology courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Additional Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information, and do not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD.

  • The Construction Education Foundation of North Texas was created through an alliance of the members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), North Texas Chapter; and Associated General Contractors (AGC), Dallas Chapter. Associated General Contractors (AGC), Fort Worth Chapter and the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), North Texas Chapter, later joined the partnership. Participating associations include United Masonry Contractors of America (UMCA), and The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters.
  • The North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to comprise the largest, most comprehensive electrical Journeyman and Apprentice training programs in the country. It is also affiliated with North Lake College to offer the Electrical Construction associate degree and certificate.

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If you have questions about the Construction Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.