In IWCC's Construction Technology program, you learn not only by course work, but by spending a large percent of your time working out in the field on a project jobsite. This allows students to gain hands-on experience on an actual construction site.
Construction Technology students completed the newest house project in 2008 (pictured right). The house includes a main floor of 1,651 sq. ft. with another 1,651 sq. ft of living space in the finished basement. The main floor includes a master bedroom with master bath and closet, formal living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, full bath and utility room. The finished basement includes a living/family room with gas fireplace, full kitchen and bar area, bedroom, full bath and storage rooms. The house also included a two car garage, deck and covered porch.
The students completed a house project in 2007 (pictured left). The house offered 3,773 sq. feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage, 2 fireplaces, a formal dining room, a finished basement and stonework inside and outside the house.
Students also completed a house project in 2006 (pictured right). This two-story house included a cathedral ceiling entry way, three bedrooms, two bath, gas fireplace and two car garage. The new house featured energy efficient windows, furnace, water heater and appliances.
Service learning has long been a part of Iowa Western's Construction Technology program. The Construction Technology program has assisted Neighbor Works Home Solutions and Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs in building several homes in the community.