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Construction Technology

Why Choose the Construction Technology Program?

Our Construction Technology students get hands-on experience with residential construction, with the opportunity to build a tiny house from start to finish. This program offers students the opportunity to see what they can do and know that they can do it.

With the Construction Technology Degree, they also learn Leed Energy Auditor Home Inspection. It includes an overview of sustainable green building models with a focus on energy, indoor health, and natural resources, and also introduces solar energy, water energy, air energy, and geothermal energy.

If you love building things and want to learn more about how sustainable building methods and the use of natural energy resources, this is the program for you.

Potential Careers

Home Energy Auditor

Home Energy Auditor Career & Wage Details

Construction Apprentice

Construction Apprentice Career & Wage Details

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

Gainful Employment Data

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Meet Your Instructors

Jim Quinlan

Bldg 5, Rm 100

Christopher Saucedo

Bldg 5, Rm 100


Construction Technology Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

To learn more about information sessions, visit

Visit the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.




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Sustainability in the Community

Dan Smith, left, and a group of his Residential Construction and Sustainable Building Science students work on the SHED in Tacoma during a recent lab day.

When the idea to design and build a shed at the University of Washington Tacoma’s Giving Garden was presented to Dan Smith as part of his master’s degree program at the college, he thought it was a great idea.

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Building to Sustain

Sustainable Building Science is a five-quarter program at CPTC that demonstrates sustainability in its facilities and lessons.

Sustainable Building Science is more than green building. It’s about taking action that meets the needs of people, profit and the planet while sustaining natural resources for the future.

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