Degree, Certificate or Diploma
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. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree.
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
MAT 743 - Technical Math
CON 114 - Residential Print Reading
CON 180 - Principles of Building Construction I
CON 170 - Building Construction Techniques I
CON 266 - Construction Safety
CON 244 - Related Trade Applications
CON 181 - Principles of Building Construction II
CON 171 - Building Construction Techniques II
WEL 149 - Arc Welding
CON 115 - Commercial Print Reading
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment
CON 348 - Supervision and Leadership in Building Construction
CON 425 - Internship
CON 325 - Estimating
ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace
MGT 101 - Principles of Management
ECN 120 - Principles of Macroeconomics
CON 426 - Internship II
CON 119 - Construction Materials and Inspection
CET 208 - Technical Drafting and CAD
ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics
Total Semester Hours Required: 72.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Identify and demonstrate the use of appropriate tools safely for residential construction.
- 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.
- Identify and demonstrate the interior and exterior components and finishes of a commercial building.
- 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.