Building Construction

Construction Technology

Individuals will be prepared for entry-level work in the carpentry, HVAC and electrical construction trades or to pursue additional education or training in construction trades. The program includes a comprehensive core track that teaches job readiness and teamwork skills, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction safety principles and American Heart Association CPR/First Aid. In a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on lab experience, students will be introduced to basic construction concepts and technical skills including rough framing, concrete, insulation, building codes and permits, basic HVAC, electrical and plumbing and finish carpentry.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Calmar, Peosta

Paying for the Program


You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Career Outlook

$22,331 - 74,109

Estimated annual salary range for Construction Technology graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Construction Laborer
  • Cost Estimator
  • Construction Carpenter
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  • Attend an information session. Find upcoming events and register on the CPC Information Session page.
  • Register and pay tuition now for the next class offering or Apply for Tuition Assistance
  • For Tuition Assistance contact NICC Business and Community Solutions to complete the following:
    • Tuition Assistance Program Application
    • National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) Assessment
    • Interview with NICC staff
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CPR/First Aid
Conflict Resolution
OSHA 10-hour Construction
Basic Construction Skills
Building Construction Lab
Total Hours - 97 hours

Graduates of this Career Pathway Certificate program may enter the workforce or transfer course credit into the Carpentry program. For a listing of courses and how they transfer, visit the transfer webpage and select "Credit for NICC non-credit coursework."

Jordan O'Connell

Jordan O'Connell
Success Model Coordinator

  • Email:
  • Phone: 888.642.2338, ext. 137
  • Location: Dubuque
Kyra Bellrichard

Kyra Bellrichard
Director of Open Enrollment and Career Pathway Certificates

  • Email:
  • Phone: 800.728.2256, ext. 380
  • Location: Calmar