Construction Management, A.A.S.

Academic Programs

Career Path

Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma


Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Construction Management program of study provides a basic knowledge of carpentry and prepares students for management/supervisory positions in the construction field or a similar industry. Students learn all phases of building or remodeling of homes, apartments, and commercial structures. Students gain practical experience during a full-time, paid internship in the construction field during the 2nd year of the program.

Students who complete this AAS degree will have earned a Construction Management certificate, Construction Technology: Carpentry certificate, and Construction Technology: diploma by completion.

Job Outlook

1,725 Jobs (2020)

+6.3% Change from 2020-2025

Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves

What will you do

Construction managers coordinate and supervise a wide variety of projects, including the building of all types of public, residential, commercial, and industrial structures, as well as roads, memorials, and bridges. Construction managers oversee specialized contractors and other personnel. They schedule and coordinate all construction processes so that projects meet design specifications. They ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.


  • Entry: $24.95
  • Average: $37.49
  • Experienced: $71.51

Career Examples

  • Project Managers (Management)
  • Construction Managers (Management)
  • Assistant Construction Project Managers
  • Construction Superintendents
  • Project Managers (Architecture and Engineering)
  • Superintendents (Management)
  • Project Managers (Computer and Mathematical)
  • Commissioning Engineers

First Semester

MAT 743 - Technical Math 1 3.0 Credit(s)
CON 114 - Blueprint Reading 3.0 Credit(s)
CON 180 - Principles of Building Construction I 3.0 Credit(s)
CON 170 - Building Construction Techniques I 6.0 Credit(s)
CON 266 - Construction Safety 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total 18.0 Credits

Second Semester

CON 244 - Related Trade Applications 3.0 Credit(s)
CON 181 - Principles of Building Construction II 3.0 Credit(s)
CON 171 - Building Construction Techniques II 6.0 Credit(s)
CON 115 - Commercial Print Reading 3.0 Credit(s)
CON 118 - Introduction to Sustainable Construction 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total 18.0 Credits


MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment 3.0 Credit(s)
CON 348 - Supervision and Leadership in Building Construction 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total 6.0 Credits

Third Semester

CON 425 - Internship 4.0 Credit(s)
CON 325 - Estimating 3.0 Credit(s)
ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace 3.0 Credit(s)
MGT 101 - Principles of Management 3.0 Credit(s)
PHI 142 - Ethics in Business 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total 16.0 Credits

Fourth Semester

CON 426 - Internship II 4.0 Credit(s)
CON 119 - Construction Materials and Inspection 3.0 Credit(s)
CET 208 - Technical Drafting and CAD 4.0 Credit(s)
HUM 287 - Leadership Development Studies 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total 14.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 72.0


May substitute MAT 102 or higher.


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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Choose hand and power tools appropriate for the job.
  • Demonstrate the basic practices in electrical, plumbing, and HVAC and how it relates to residential construction.
  • Identify the various types of interior finishes in residential construction.
  • Demonstrate how to construct floor, wall, ceiling, and stair systems in residential construction.
  • Explain the interior and exterior components and finishes of a commercial building.
  • Prepare an estimate for residential construction.
  • Interpret residential and commercial blueprints and plans.
  • Demonstrate CAD in multiple software programs.
  • Describe the role of a supervisor in residential and commercial construction.

Program Disclaimers