Construction Management Diploma

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Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

Are you ready to advance your career in the dynamic field of construction management? Our Construction Management Diploma program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in management positions within the construction industry. This comprehensive program enhances your understanding of construction theory, techniques, and building materials, preparing you to excel in this exciting and essential field.

Our diploma program provides the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience you need to thrive in this rapidly growing industry. Enroll today and embark on a rewarding journey toward becoming a leader in construction management.

Students who complete this diploma will have earned a Construction Management certificate by completion. Students who complete this diploma also will earn credit toward completion of the Construction Management, A.A.S. degree.

Job Outlook

2,791 Jobs (2020)

+6.7% 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

Graduates of the Construction Management Diploma program are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue various management positions within the construction industry. Construction management roles leverage the skills gained through the Construction Management Diploma program, including project management, blueprint reading, construction techniques, safety compliance, and knowledge of building materials. Graduates are prepared to contribute effectively to construction projects, ensuring quality, safety, and efficiency throughout the building process.


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

Career Examples

  • Project Managers (Management)
  •  Estimators (Business and Financial Operations)
  •  Assistant Construction Project Managers
  •  Construction Managers (Management)
  •  Construction Superintendents
  •  Construction Estimators
  •  CAD Technicians
  • Engineering Technicians

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)

Semester Total: 3.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 39.0


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.
  • Describe the basic practices in mechanical systems as they relate to construction.
  • Demonstrate how to construct floor, wall, ceiling, and stair systems.

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