CCC Construction Students Building House for Habitat for Humanity

CCC Construction Students Building House for Habitat for Humanity

Students in the Coffeyville Technical Campus Construction Technology Program have started construction on a Habitat for Humanity house located in Coffeyville. The house is estimated to be complete by the end of May, weather permitting.

Coffeyville Community College Technical students are gaining hands-on training experience while having a lasting impact for one local family in the Coffeyville community.  CCC has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide the needed skills to construct the newest Habitat home.

The walls have already been raised on the new house.  CCC Construction Technology students began work on the house the first week of February.  The CCC Construction Technology students will be completing the framing, roof trusses, drywall, windows, doors, and all the exterior siding.  The CCC Electrical Technology students should begin wiring the house by late February.  Although CCC Construction program has worked on a Habitat project in the past, this will be the first whole house project for Habitat.

“This will be a great learning experience for my students,” said Clarence Ray, Construction Technology Instructor.  “From working in the cold to setting the roof trusses, this project will be ran like a job site.  They will be a part of everything from building it to the inspection process.  They are already finding out how the little things like the weather or a change in the blueprints affect everything.”

Weather providing, the estimated completion date is set for May.