Offered at Centerville & Ottumwa Campus
Construction Trades is a 12-month (four-term) diploma program where students receive training and practical experience in basic building skills such as blueprint reading, framing, drywall work and window and door installation. Students learn to use the most up-to-date building techniques including energy efficiency, insulated foundations and modular plumbing.
Students can also take an additional year of courses to earn their Associate of Applied Science degree. Those continuing will learn to perform estimating, wiring, plumbing, heating and air conditioning design, concrete and masonry installation and finishing work.
Students may enroll in this program at the beginning of any term. To enroll, complete an application and attend any required orientation and information session.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop student’s knowledge of residential construction.
- Describe building components of a house using correct terminology.
- Apply knowledge of building science regarding proper water management.
- Identify hand and power tools found on a typical jobsite.
- Demonstrate knowledge of hand & power tool safety & utilization.
- Create an estimate for residential application.
- Evaluate & provide solutions to obstacles typically found with rough plumbing.
- Explain the necessary steps to finish concrete flatwork.
Program Total: 39 Credits