Construction Technology: Foundation Skills

Construction Technology

This certificate is designed to provide competency-based instruction concerning the use of tools, materials and practices used in the building trades. Students apply this knowledge to concrete form construction, footing and foundation, framing, laying out joists, subflooring, wall studs, windows, doors, rafters and related cuts for a student building project.

Award: Certificate
Credits: 10.5
Locations: Calmar, Peosta
Entry: Summer

Paying for the Program

$2,079*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $2,331*
Program Supplies: $600 - 800

Financial Aid Info

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.

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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
CON:111 Basic Drafting 2.0
CON:113 Construction Print Reading 2.0
CON:397 Construction I 2.0
CON:398 Construction Lab I 4.5

The Carpentry programs are recognized by the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research). All Peosta and Calmar Carpentry students will become OSHA certified through Career Safe Online.

Facilities

  • Off-campus Building Site (Calmar)
  • Job Site House Project (Peosta, various locations)
Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email: carlsonc@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 168
  • Location: Peosta

Brian Ondrashek
Carpentry Instructor

  • Email: ondrashekb@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.2256, ext. 480
  • Location: Calmar