Construction Management Certificate

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Program Information

Are you ready to step into a management role in the dynamic construction industry? Our Construction Management Certificate program is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this rapidly growing field. Our Construction Management program prepares students for entry-level management positions by providing a comprehensive understanding of construction theory, techniques, and building materials. This hands-on program ensures you are ready to take on the challenges of construction management from day one. Plus, graduates earn an OSHA certification, enhancing your credentials in safety and compliance.

Students who complete this certificate will earn credit toward completion of the Construction Management, A.A.S. degree. 

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

Graduates of the Construction Management Certificate program can pursue various entry-level management positions in the construction industry. Construction managers roles require strong organizational skills, leadership capabilities, knowledge of construction methods and materials, and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently. Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to contribute effectively to construction projects, ensuring they are completed successfully and in compliance with regulations and safety standards.

Overall, the Construction Management Certificate program prepares students for immediate entry into the construction industry and provides a solid foundation for career advancement into higher-level management positions with additional experience and continued education.


  • Entry: $30.76
  • Average: $45.12
  • Experienced: $52.30

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

Total Semester Hours Required: 18.0

1May substitute with 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.
  • Describe the distinct parts of a construction blueprint.
  • Explain the components and finishes of various buildings.

Program Disclaimers

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