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Construction Technology

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Length: Four semesters & One Summer Term
Fall semester entry only

The Construction Technology program is designed to prepare you for a variety of entry level positions, not just as carpenters. Other areas of employment include customer service representatives, inside or outside sales, designers and estimators for building material, contracting, and hardware supply businesses. Trainee positions in either lumber yard or construction management are still other options, while others may choose to start their own business. The Department of Labor statistics indicate that the majority of supervisors in the building industry are developed and promoted from the carpentry trade.

You will receive instruction in business, personal finance and supervisory management. Successful students will be prepared for the challenges of leadership in an exciting and growing industry.

Where will I get a job?
The building construction industry is one of the largest industries in America. The increased need for more housing in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota is expected to last for several more years. As current industries and businesses expand and other new businesses move into the area, the need for more commercial construction workers will also increase. Graduates from the Construction Technology program will have various opportunities for employment.

How much $ will I make?
$15.00–$20.00 per hour with advancement opportunities leading to higher salaries.

What kind of classes will I take?
You will take traditional general education, business/management and technical courses.

What’s unique about this program?
No other Construction Management or Architecture/Construction degree programs are offered in our quadrant of the state. Graduates have the option to transfer to a 4-year college offering a degree in Construction Technology or Construction Management.
Student Profile
• Possess math skills
• Communication skills
• Computer skills helpful
• Team player

FIRST YEAR
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Fall Semester 


18

Course #               Title
Credits
CON160-C Principles of Carpentry I
5
CON176-C Carpentry Lab I
10
Elective Math*
3


Spring Semester 


22

CON161-C
Principles of Carpentry II
5
CON178-C Carpentry Lab II
10
CON164-C Design & Cost Estimating
4
Elective
Communications*
3


Summer Term


7


CON169-C Principles of Carpentry III
2
CON193-C Carpentry Lab III
5


SECOND YEAR
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Fall Semester 


15

Course #               Title
Credits
BUS102-A Introduction to Business
3
CSC110-A
Introduction to Computers
3
FIN121-A
Personal Finance
3
PSY102-E Human and Work Relations
3
Elective
Math** 3


Spring Semester 


15

BUS265-A
Risk Management
3
MGT101-A Principles of Management
3
MGT110-A Small Business Management
3
MGT130-A Principles of Supervision
3
Elective General Education**
3



*You may select any math or communications course with A or E suffix.
**Must take course with A suffix.


 

Ryan Cannoy

Instructor at NCC since: 2005
Email me at rycannoy@nwicc.edu





 



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712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance