Apr 05, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 College Catalog

Construction Technology, AAS


Construction Technology
Construction TechnologyPrepare for a variety of careers in a field that is projected to keep growing, with our dual-track Construction Technology program. Whether you choose to work as a construction superintendent, estimator or home energy auditor, you'll establish a foundational skill-set and get real work experience right here at Iowa Lakes.

Through off-campus job opportunities, like designing and building a home from the ground up or working on home additions, you'll have the chance to learn about concrete and foundations, framing, exterior finishing, roofing, drywall, energy efficient construction practices, the building envelope and finish carpentry. Since our program has a strong emphasis on energy efficient construction, you'll become familiar with the "house-as-a-system" concept and "green" building techniques.

Get your hands on our Energy Auditor-approved tools, including infrared thermal imaging cameras, blower door testers, duct testers and other various metering tools. Develop competence in using these tools to assess a home's energy efficiency.

In just one year, you'll earn your diploma and a skill-set that gives you an edge in the employment market. If you dream of running your own construction business or you simply want to have more career options available, enroll in the two-year program to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. In the second year, you'll build on what you've already learned by studying more business and accounting practices, gaining more advanced computer skills, and learning management and other valuable skills needed for supervisory positions or self-employment in the construction industry. You'll also get more experience with advanced estimating, home design and CAD operation.

The best part is you can pursue your degree while continuing to work in the field and fine-tune your skills. You'll have more opportunity in the second year to customize your schedule and classes to fit your needs.​

Construction Technology A.A.S. Program Outcomes

  1. Implement building codes.
  2. Develop building plans using computer aided design software.
  3. Develop communication skills for the successful practice of the construction profession.
  4. Achieve the basic skills necessary to manage resources/supervise a construction project.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with others.
  6. Produce a completed estimate that accurately measures and calculates material quantities and operating costs.
  7. Demonstrate a basic understanding of personal and business finance.  

Faculty Contact

 Faculty Contact

 

Corey MenningCorey Menning
712-852-5341
cmenning@iowalakes.edu

 

 

 

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