Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Construction Technology

Learn the most up-to-date skills in the construction lab and on-site in a real-world environment.


Build a better future for yourself and your community in Construction Technology.

Construction tradesmen and women make up the largest group of building-trade workers. They work quickly, accurately, and efficiently to maximize use of time and materials. With a shortage of these qualified professionals in today's job market, graduates of MSC Southeast's Construction Technology program can expect to find many employment opportunities in Southeast Minnesota and beyond.

At MSC Southeast in Winona, our students gain hands-on skills in the construction lab and on-site in a real-world environment. In addition to gaining experience with the tools, materials, methods, and standard practices of the trade, our students learn:

  • Planning, designing, estimating, and blueprint reading
  • GPS geosystems, solar, and green building
  • Building, finishing, and installing custom cabinets

The MSC Southeast Construction Technology program is partnering with Habitat for Humanity and the City of Winona to help develop and build high quality, affordable housing in the community. And when the weather is too rough for outdoor projects, students can work on building a tiny house inside the construction lab!

MSC Southeast's Construction Technology program graduates can look forward to an outstanding job market as the construction industry continues to grow. Nationally, employment of construction trades workers is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026, and a 2017 survey states 4 out of 5 contractors are looking for new hires.

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Major Offerings

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Construction Technology Partners

City of Winona  Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Produce quality carpentry labor working safely under the direction of a construction foreman.
  2. Understand basic carpentry theory and apply the use of hand and power tools of the carpentry trade.
  3. Communicate efficiently with the construction company and its employees.
  4. Produce adequate math skills to be able to solve math related construction problems on site.

Construction Technology Job Placement: 100%

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Career Opportunities

  • Commercial & Residential Carpentry
  • Construction Management
  • Small Business Owner
  • Cabinet Making
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Insulator
  • Lumberyard

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • MSC Southeast program has excellent placement history
  • There is a huge demand for quality trades men and women
  • Learn new technologies such as geosystems, solar, and geothermal
  • Curriculum integrates BPI standards for energy efficiency
  • Work hands-on with non-profit organizations to better the community
  • Opportunities are almost endless -- you can take your training in several different directions.


Jonathan Powell has been working in the construction trade for almost 20 years. He graduated from Western Technical College in La Crosse in 2001 with a diploma in Wood Technology. Jon worked as a carpenter for three years before becoming a job site superintendent with a large commercial construction company. Jon gained proficiency in large residential construction, commercial office spaces, and restaurants. After 13 years, Jon advanced into a role bidding and managing projects for a large residential contractor, where his main focus was building commercial properties and multi-million dollar custom homes. Jon enjoys all aspects of the building process and has built a solid foundation of knowledge in the construction industry.

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