Construction Technology 

Construction Technology Degree

If you enjoy working with your hands and seeing direct outcomes from your work, our online Construction Technology Degree Program could help you take the next steps toward the career you want. With flexible courses and no exam due dates, you can earn your associate degree on your schedule, from home! 

  • Your online construction courses focus on specializing in residential and light commercial construction. 
  • Access to a three-year student version of AutoCAD® from Autodesk.®
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to recognize appropriate techniques for administering and evaluating construction contracts, documents, and codes.
  2. How to interpret and identify nationally accepted code requirements and industry standards necessary for application of construction materials.
  3. How to create drafts using AutoCAD®as well as how to prepare drawings using the software for the four drafting disciplines: structural drafting, civil drafting, HVAC/sheet metal drafting, or electrical/electronic drafting.
  4. How to survey using the traditional and GNSS (Global Navigational Satellite System) methods.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Construction Technology Career Outcomes

Our Construction Technology Degree Program is designed with job-readiness in mind, allowing students to build essential knowledge in technical and managerial aspects of the industry that can help prepare you to take the next steps toward a new career.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in construction are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your program.  See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Associate Degrees from Penn Foster College are awarded under licensing from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

Construction Technology Degree Curriculum

  • 4 Semesters
  • 64 Credits
  • 3 Submitted Projects (Semester 1)

Estimated completion time per semester:

  • Fast track = 6 months
  • Average time = 11 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times per semester are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from November 2020 - October 2021, excluding withdrawals.

As part of our online Construction Technology Degree curriculum, you'll build the knowledge and skills that can be required to work in the industry, specializing in residential and light commercial construction. Your online courses include:

  • Introduction to Technical Drawings
  • Drafting with AutoCAD®
  • Basic Surveying and Measurement
  • Drafting and Engineering Mechanics


Non-US residents: This is a United States-based institution with course materials that are geared toward US job and labor standards. Learners from outside of the US may find that some information and materials will differ from the current standards of their country. Please note, the materials for this program are in English and use the Imperial unit of measurement, not the metric system.

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Construction Technology Student Stories

Penn Foster’s Construction Technology Degree Program can help prepare you for the first step in your construction career. This program has helped recent graduates learn at their own pace, find new jobs, and advance in their current careers. Learn more about Penn Foster graduates' experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them. 
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Bradley B.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2023

“The online programs are a great way to learn because you can go through them at your own pace, 24 hours a day.”

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Construction Technology Degree Tuition

The tuition for our Construction Technology Associate Degree Program is designed to be affordable for any budget. With payment plan options to fit your needs, you can take the first steps toward a new career in construction technology.

Option 1: Pay semester in full

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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

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  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
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  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $39 down
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California residents please click here for Required California Disclosures.

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Our Proven Skilled Trades Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Webinars and discussion boards


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Dedicated Learner Center


  • Expert Faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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Construction Technology Degree FAQs

What is construction technology?

Construction technology is often defined as the tools, technological advancements, and methods used in the construction phase of a project. The whole purpose of construction technology is to help push the industry forward, drive advancement and innovation, and increase efficiency.

What is the average salary for someone who earns a construction technology degree?

The national average salary for someone with a construction technology degree working in an entry-level role was $50,570 in May 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.*

What is the job outlook for the construction industry?

The industry is expected to grow by 4% over the next ten years, adding 252,900 across all construction and excavation roles.*

What do I need to learn to earn a job in the construction field?

To work in the construction field, you need to have a basic understanding of safety, laws and regulations regarding building materials, and estimating what tools and materials you need. Further, in construction technology, you may also need to understand surveying and technical drawing.