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Building Materials Management

Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Diploma


Building Materials Management prepares you for trainee positions in marketing and management in the supply of construction materials. Course work includes construction, marketing, business and general education areas.

There is a steady demand for trained individuals for supervisory and management positions in lumber retail outlets, small stores where lumber products are sold or distributed, and sales and management in wholesale supply organizations. The Building Materials Management program will prepare you with hands-on experience and technical knowledge to give you confidence when you seek employment in this aspect of the construction field.

Building Materials Management

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

Building Materials Management

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 35

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
CON:111 Basic Drafting 2.0
CON:391 Construction II 3.0
MGT:102 Principles of Management 4.0
* Communication Elective 3.0
* Math Elective 3.0


Term 2
ACC:156 Managerial Accounting 4.0
BUS:185 Business Law I 3.0
CON:393 Construction III 3.0
MKT:110 Principles of Marketing 3.0
  Psychology Elective (transfer-level) 3.0


Communication Electives: COM:723, ENG:105, SPC:112
Math Electives: MAT:063, MAT:130, MAT:156, MAT:779

Note: Students may choose CON:375 as an elective, but not in place of CON:391 or CON:393. Prior to the completion of Term 1, students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certificate.

Building Materials Management

Employment Information:

View Gainful Employment information for this program.

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

  • $29,621 - $46,043 - Statewide: Wholesale and Retail, excluding Farm Product
  • $37,273 - $51,190 - Statewide: Purchasing Agents, excluding Wholesale, Retail and Farm Products
  • $23,580 - $34,792 - Statewide: Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products
  • $35,454 - $52,368 - Statewide: Cost Estimators

Students graduating from this program may also be qualified to manage retail stores within the industry with experience.

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Employers of NICC Alumni

Calmar Manufacturing, Calmar, IA
Erdman Engineering PC, Decorah, IA
Valley Coop Lumber, Clermont, IA

Sample Job Titles

Lumber Sales Representative
Retail Sales

Building Materials Management

Additional Information:


Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240

Terry Burds
Carpentry Instructor
800.728.7367, ext. 283

Brian Ondrashek
Carpentry Instructor
800.728.2256, ext. 480