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Construction Technology - Carpentry CTS

Highlands College      

Trades and Technical

Construction Technology — Carpentry, C.A.S.

Completion of the first two semesters may result in a CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN CARPENTRY. Student must complete a course in each of the following areas: English, Math, and Psychology to receive a certificate.

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Construction Technology — Carpentry, A.A.S.

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Effective Service Learning Model for Community Partnerships and Student Learning in CTE
construction students raising a panel

At Highlands College of Montana Tech, Construction Technology instructor, Bill Ryan, prepares students for construction industry careers through rigorous college course work, service-learning projects in the community for not-for-profit organizations, and through community service. 

Community Partnerships 

The Construction Technology program at Highlands College of Montana Tech have formal and informal agreements with not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organizations to make Butte and the surrounding area a better place. The program takes on small remodels to make a home same for a low income families to full-fledged construction projects including project management services.  

Service Learning Model 

The Construction Technology program believes that through an all-day blended apprenticeship/college coursework model, students gain working to improve quality of life for disadvantaged neighbors or creating safe community spaces utilizing the skill-sets learned in the classroom and lab to make their city a better place to live. 


Project Partners
National Affordable Housing Network
  • 5-6 new homes or remodels per academic year 
  • neighborhood stabilization projects 
Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel project 
  • Community Carousel – volunteer labor of foundation, framing, and interior finish. Two-year duration 
Butte Silver-Bow Developmental Disabilities Council 
  • Butte’s first “Parklet” 
  • Dish-ability catering truck remodel 
  • “Gym-dandy” ADA kitchen build 
Kiwanis Club Sunshine Camp 
  • Construction and Project Management for new “Activity Center” building for underprivileged children 
  • Two-year build-out