Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
Award: Associate of Applied Science
The Construction Technology program prepares you for commercial carpentry, entry-level management or trainee supervisory positions in the construction and materials supply industry. Courses in hands-on construction experience, communications, business and mathematics develop the job site skills necessary to exercise supervision of a construction site after some practical experience.
This program is designed to train you for employment in the construction technology field as well as increase skills and opportunities if you are already employed in a construction field. Construction managers may be employed by a construction firm or as part of a construction team in 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 construction manager advises and assists the construction team; reviews construction plans and specifications; makes recommendations regarding the feasibility, economy, materials, labor, projected costs and time requirements for project activities; and supervises all aspects of the construction process. Wages will vary with location of job and experience.
The Construction Technology program is recognized by the Master Builders of Iowa through the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
|CON:113||Construction Print Reading||2.0|
|CON:388||Basic Construction Skills||1.5|
|CON:398||Construction Lab I||4.5|
|CON:336||Care/Use of Hand/Power Tools||1.0|
|CON:395||Construction Lab II||8.5|
|MAT:773||Applied Math II||3.0|
|SDV:179||The College Experience||3.0|
|CON:209||Intro to Drywall||1.0|
|CON:370||Interior Doors and Hardware||1.0|
|CON:396||Construction Lab III||7.5|
|BCA:212||Intro to Computer Business Apps||3.0|
|CAD:104||Computer Aided Drafting OR||3.0|
|CAD:172||Intro to CAD: Auto CAD||2.0|
|CON:383||Building Codes and Specifications||3.0|
|Psychology Elective (transfer-level)||3.0|
|CAD:175||Advanced CAD: AutoCAD||2.0|
|Social Science Elective (transfer-level)||3.0|
It is suggested that all students work in commercial construction during the summer between their term three and term four semesters.
During term one, while enrolled in CON:398, students will complete a ten-hour OSHA training course online through Career Safe Online.
Communication Electives: COM:723, ENG:105, SPC:112
Note: Prior to completion of term one, students will acquire a completion certificate for First Aid/CPR.
Students graduating from this program may also be qualified to supervise construction trades workers with experience.
CJT Construction, Dubuque, IA
Theisen Construction, La Motte, IA
Septagon Construction, Cedar Rapids, IA
Northeast Iowa Community College maintains articulation agreements with many area colleges and universities. The Construction Technology program has an official articulation in place with the University of Northern Iowa.
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
800.728.7367, ext. 238