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Construction: Sustainable Construction Certificate

Construction: Sustainable Construction Certificate

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Certificate

Average Class Size: 30
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

About the Program

The Sustainable Construction Technology certificate introduces the students to the principles and techniques utilized in residential construction which will have a positive impact on our environment. This certificate program gives students a chance to gather in-depth information on the growing sustainable construction field and to become work-ready in a short period of time.

Career Information

The Construction: Sustainable Construction Certificate program is designed for current workers who want to expand their skill-set in order to increase job prospects. Upon completion of the four-month certificate, students will be prepared for a multitude of jobs in the growing market of green technology, which includes sustainable residential construction. Career opportunities include being a residential project manager, residential housing consultant, private home inspector, weatherization specialist, water-proofing specialist, and window specialist.

Salary: Regional
Entry Level: $9/hour

* Salary information from the Iowa Western Program Chair.


* The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the most recent academic year (as of July 1).