Apr 15, 2024  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024

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Construction Technology, A.A.S.

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Offered at Centerville & Ottumwa Campus

Construction Technology is a dual-track program offering a four-term (12-month) diploma and an eight-term (24-month) Associate of Applied Science degree. Students completing the one-year diploma program will receive training and practical experience in safety, blueprint reading, framing, drywall installation and finishing, cabinet installation, trim and interior finish, basic stair building, window and door installation, insulation systems and building materials. Opportunities for students graduating with a diploma including apprenticeships in the union and merit shop programs, maintenance departments, self-employment and work in various specialty trades.

In addition, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree by completing the second year of the Construction Technology program. Second-year students will focus on estimating, residential wiring, heating and air conditioning design, plumbing, concrete and masonry installation, advanced framing and stair building, and building science.

Students will combine classroom instruction with lab assignments that will challenge students to make leadership decisions and accept leadership roles in the construction of IHCC building projects.

Students must also complete all college general education requirements for an AAS degree.

Students earning their AAS degree will be prepared for supervisory positions in construction, manufacturing and maintenance industries.

To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information session. This program may be entered at the beginning of any term.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop student’s knowledge of residential construction.
  2. Describe building components of a house using correct terminology.
  3. Apply knowledge of building science regarding proper water management.
  4. Identify hand and power tools found on a typical jobsite.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of hand & power tool safety & utilization.
  6.  Create an estimate for residential application.
  7. Evaluate & provide solutions to obstacles typically found with rough plumbing.
  8.  Explain the necessary steps to finish concrete flatwork.
Program Total: 75 Credits

Total: 10 Credits

Total: 11 Credits

Total: 12 Credits

Term IV

Total: 6 Credits

Term V

Total: 10 Credits

Total: 8 Credits

Term VII

Total: 10 Credits


Total: 8 Credits


*Optional Course

**Students must complete at least 12 credit hours of Approved General Education courses and must complete at least one course in each of the areas of communication, computer/information literacy, culture, mathematical reasoning and scientific systems to earn the A.A.S. degree. Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

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