Construction Trades Career Pathway Certificates

In four months or less, graduates start earning up to $42,000 annually. Employer sponsors are ready to hire. You may even qualify for free training.

Register for a Free Information Session

Attend a Construction Trades Information Session on Feb. 1 at the Town Clock Business Center in Dubuque or at the Wilder Business Center in Calmar to get started.

Available Programs

Building Construction

  • Annual income range of $28,300 - $41,469 and a projected growth of 6.4%.
  • Prepare for entry-level work in the carpentry, HVAC and electrical construction trades or to pursue additional education or training in construction trades.
  • Immediately enter the workforce or transfer 1.5 credits into the Northeast Iowa Community College Carpentry program.

Construction Equipment Operator

  • Annual income range of $29,802 - $42,199
  • Prepare to safely, efficiently and professionally operate construction equipment used in a variety of construction sites.
  • Immediately enter the workforce or transfer 1.5 credits into the Northeast Iowa Community College Carpentry program.

Class A Commercial Driver's License

  • Annual income range of $23,500 - $33,830 and a projected growth of 3.4%.
  • Learn the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and meets the requirements for Entry Level Driver Training as outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), (49 CFR § 380.503).
  • Flexible scheduling allows students to meet the hours required.

Restoration Academy

  • Annual income range of $28,300 - $41,469 and a projected growth of 6.4%.
  • Teaches skills necessary to work in the highly-specialized field of building restoration including architectural style and the materials and methods of construction utilized in different historical periods.
  • Program includes tracks specific to interior work, exterior work, or a combination of both, and a comprehensive core track that teaches job readiness, teamwork skills and conflict resolution, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction safety principles and American Heart Association CPR/First Aid.

Career Pathway Certificates

Career Pathway Certificates are specially designed to provide job skills and hands-on training to open the doors to entry-level employment opportunities and introduce students to college courses that can transfer to a degree or diploma program for continued education.

Employer Sponsors

The following businesses are ready to hire our graduates:

  • Blazek Corporation
  • Bruening
  • Casey Building Solutions, LLC
  • City of Dubuque
  • Conlon Construction
  • Croell
  • Davis Construction
  • Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council
  • Four Mounds Foundation
  • Geothermal EcoOptions
  • Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
  • Gronen Properties/Restoration
  • Heritage Works
  • Horsfield Companies
  • Iowa Laborers
  • JB Holland Construction, Inc.
  • North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Portzen Construction
  • Primoris Aevenia, Inc. Mueller Concrete Construction Division
  • Reilly Construction Co., Inc.
  • River City Paving
  • Roofco of Dubuque
  • Renaissance Restoration
  • Taylor Construction, Inc.
  • Trailhead Energy
  • Voltmer Inc.
  • Wiltgen Construction Co.

It's your future. Start training for an in-demand career!