Construction Technology (ERESA)

Offered through Eaton RESA in partnership with Lansing Community College

Students who complete the 65 credit hour requirements by year 13 will receive an Associate Degree in Building Construction.

Students who complete the 70 credit hour requirements by year 13 and receive an Associate Degree in Construction Management.


Program Location

LCC West Campus

Program Description

This program provides an overview of the construction industry by presenting information in several related areas. Students will begin the program in construction safety. Following this introduction, structural framing will be taught. Students will learn to frame residential buildings using accepted framing techniques; such as framing floor systems, interior and exterior walls, ceilings, roofs and stairs. Various types of foundations and the advantages and disadvantages of each are covered. Students will also learn how to install different roofing and siding materials plus learn to finish the interior of a residential building. This includes the materials, installation practices and material takeoff to do the finish carpentry for a house, including windows, doors, base, chair rail, wood floors, stairs and simple built-ins. 

Student learning outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Describe the scope and application of OSHA Regulations as it applies to construction work sites
  • Describe the importance and use of personal protective equipment and practices
  • Explain and demonstrate materials handling
  • Explain and demonstrate the safe use of hand tools and small power tools
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic first aid
  • Analyze various products, components and building materials; and determine where they will be used
  • Read blueprints using standard symbols and abbreviations
  • Identify and describe the various types of foundations
  • Identify and install various types of floor systems
  • Layout and assemble exterior and interior wall systems Identify and install various types of roofing systems and materials
  • Plan, schedule, and estimate costs for multiple components of construction
  • Identify and install various exterior finish materials-vinyl siding, composite board, and asphalt shingles
  • Design and construct exterior decks
  • Identify/install/apply different forms of insulation
  • Identify/install/finish drywall to walls and ceilings
  • Identify and install various types of interior doors
  • Identify and install various types of flooring
  • Identify and install millwork

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