FSCC’s Construction Trades program is unique due to its 2 + 2 + 2 program. A student can start in this program as early as junior and senior year of high school earning college credit toward their degree. The student would then earn their associate of applied science degree at FSCC and move on for higher learning at Pittsburg State University. Students who follow the 2 + 2 + 2 program will not have to duplicate coursework in any of the three phases of their education.
At FSCC, students can expect to be educated by trained instructors who have not only taught the trades, but are well-known professionals in their trades. Instructors teach in the classroom and in labs for hands-on learning with tools of the trade. The curriculum has been developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Upon completion of the classes, students will earn recognized credentials for that specific trade, which will be entered into a national registry that is portable and available to contractors.
The construction industry, as a whole, is lacking trained professionals. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook is excellent. There is an expected job growth of ten percent through 2024. The earning potential for a trained professional in any of specialty trades related to construction, both commercial and residential, averages $20 per hour nationally. There is a need in all specialty trades including carpentry; welding; masonry; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Students can apply for program and institutional scholarships here. You can also pick up a scholarship application in the Construction Trades Office or call (620) 223-2700 for more information.
Class Locations & Contact Information
FSCC wants to help you succeed by beginning your construction trades career with the right education! We would love to hear from you and answer any questions that you have. For more information, please contact Judy Meister, FSCC Occupational Recruiter, at 620-704-5905 (cell phone) or 620-223-2700 ext. 5247 (office).
Fort Scott Construction Trades Building (The Armory)
2301 Horton St.
(620) 223-2700 ext. 5247
Career and Technical Education Center of Crawford County
1301 E. 27th Terr.
(620) 223-2700 ext. 5247
Careers that PAY!!!
Average wages in the construction industry
(2010 Kansas Wage Information)
|Architectural/Civil Drafter - $41,530||Heavy Truck Driver - $38,270|
|Brickmason - $50,960||Operating Engineer - $35,270|
|Carpenter - $40,230||Painter - $33,790|
|Concrete Finisher - $35,420||Plumber - $47,650|
|Civil Engineer - $75,540||Project Manager - $79,370|
|Construction Laborer - $29,870||Roofer - $33,920|
|Crane/Tower Operator - $44,040||Sheet Metal Worker - $40,090|
|Drywall Installer - $38,320||Steel Worker - $49,450|
|Electrician - $45,990||Surveyor - $48,470|
|Estimator - $57,620|
|First Line Supervisor - $56,290||www.kansasconstructioncareers.com|