Construction Technology

The Construction Technology Program offers a future with great rewards. The program provides skills in light residential construction. Students learn safe and accurate use of hand and power tools, and knowledge of building materials. Program students build with panelization and production methods used in an ever changing environment and industry. Practical experience from the foundation up to the finish takes place on and off campus at the residential project where students are building real homes.

Careers

Carpenter, Construction Manager, Assembler/Installer, Building Inspector, Weatherization Technician, Construction Worker.

What We Do

Students participate in field trips to industry leaders in Vermont. Many service projects have been completed to help local groups including, the United Way, the Home Builders.

Program Instructor

Jeff Fowler

Jeff was Born and raised in Rutland, Vermont with relatives dating back to some of Vermont’s earliest settlers. From an early age, he enjoyed building and working with his hands. In high school he at the opportunity to attend the Rutland VO-Tech (now STC) Cabinet Making Program. Later he became a self-employed furniture maker, construction worker, and carpenter as well as working for a few different companies for over 20 years. After accumulating his skills in the field Jeff decided he wanted to share what he knew with students, which is how he got here. Now in his eighteenth year at Stafford, he continues to develop his knowledge and skills alongside his students.

 

Jeff Fowler, Class of 1976

I attended the cabinet-making  program at Stafford. Being proud of your work was something that was instilled in me; along with that came the opportunity for earning a good living. Now, as an instructor at Stafford in the Construction program, I strive to pass on that same pride to the students that come here.

 

Regional Advisory Board


Name Business
Jeff Manney Energy Innovation Ctr.
Jeff Larson Gilmore Home Center
Lauren Hughes 210 South Main ST
Gene Hathaway 9 Lyman Ave
Dave Seward  RK Miles
Sherri Birkheimer Rooker Home Bldrs & Rmdlrs Assoc of S VT
Wayne Schiller LaValley Building Supply

Certifications

US Dept. of Labor OHSA 10 hour Construction Safety Certificate, AGC/VT Program Credential, Heartsaver CPR & Basic First Aid, Students completing 90% of the Core Competencies will receive a certificate from Stafford Technical Center.

 

Average Career Salaries


Jobs Average Salary
Carpenter $42,090
Weatherization Technician $36,300
Construction Manager $87,400
Building Inspector $57,340
Construction Worker $30,890
Assembler/Installer $31,000

*Average Salaries taken from the Department of Labor (dol.gov), Sokanu (sokanu.com), and Glassdoor (glassdoor.com).

 

 

Requirements For This Program

Recommended Prerequisites: add, subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; basic customary and metric measuring skills; ability to perform physical labor on the job site and in classroom; competency with fine and gross motor skills
Reading Level of course materials: Grade 10.3
Certifications: OSHA Construction Safety Certification; AGC/VT Program Credential; Heart Association Heartsaver® First Aid/CPR
College Connections: articulation agreement with New England Institute of Technology