Construction Management Certificate

Academic Programs

Career Path

Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Construction Management Certificate program of study prepares students for management/supervisory positions in the construction technology program. This program exposes students to estimating, management styles, drafting/CAD, construction inspections, and economical factors. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate. Students entering this program should have some experience in carpentry or similar fields. 

Job Outlook

1,725 Jobs (2020)

+6.3% Change from 2020-2025

Data is from the Omaha Metropolitan 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.

Wages

  • Entry: $24.19
  • Average: $33.26
  • Experienced: $63.66

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

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First Semester

CON 325 - Estimating

MGT 101 - Principles of Management

ECN 120 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Second Semester

CON 119 - Construction Materials and Inspection

CET 208 - Technical Drafting and CAD

ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics

Total Semester Hours Required: 19.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  •  Prepare an estimate (quantity take-off) 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

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