Construction Technology

Construction Technology General Info

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.


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree


  • Four Semesters & One Summer Term
  • Fall semester entry only

Student Profile

  • Possess math skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills helpful
  • Team player

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
CON160-CPrinciples of Carpentry I5
CON176-CCarpentry Lab I10
CON161-CPrinciples of Carpentry II5
CON178-CCarpentry Lab II10
CON164-CDesign & Cost Estimating4
CON169-CPrinciples of Carpentry III2
CON193-CCarpentry Lab III5
BUS102-AIntroduction to Business3
CSC110-AIntroduction to Computers3
BUS185-ABusiness Law I3
PSY102-EHuman and Work Relations3
FIN121-APersonal Finance3
MGT101-APrinciples of Management3
MGT110-ASmall Business Management3
MGT130-APrinciples of Supervision3
ElectiveGeneral Education**3

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

More Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.
$15.00–$20.00 per hour with advancement opportunities leading to higher salaries.
You will take traditional general education, business/management and technical courses.
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 Story Ian Stoever

“I built a lot of theater sets in high school and really enjoyed doing that. At NCC I love the hands-on learning and theHabitat for Humanity trip we took to Nashville!”

Carpentry student
Spencer, IA

Construction Student

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.

Your Instructors

Ryan Cannoy

Tuition & Financial Aid