Construction Technology

About the Program

The Construction Technology program of study provides a basic knowledge of carpentry and related skills used in the residential and commercial construction industry. Students learn the building or remodeling of homes, apartments and commercial structures. The program provides the opportunity to learn and apply all phases of the industry with emphasis on carpentry and the related areas of electricity, HVAC, blueprint reading, and math. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.

Career Information

Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, rafters, and bridge supports—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.  There is a high demand for carpenters in the nationwide.  

Salary Information

Average: $21.90
Entry Level: $12.55
Experienced: $45.36

* Salary information from www.ihaveaplaniowa.org as reported by the US Dept of Labor www.bls.gov.

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Diploma
Pathway: Career Path
Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Completed Online: No
Completed in the Evenings: No
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus