Sustainable Construction and Design

Courses

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Residential Construction
  • Construction Safety
  • Concrete Theory and Lab
  • Site Layout and Blueprint Reading
  • Construction Technology Labs
  • Framing Techniques and Lab
  • Building Sciences
  • Carpentry Fundamentals
  • Exterior Framing Systems
  • Exterior Finishing
  • CAD SoftPlan
  • Methods of Interior Finishing
  • Commercial Estimating and Project Management
  • Residential Energy Auditing
  • Manual J and D HVAC Design
  • Utility Equipment Operation
  • Employment Training Experience

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 70
Program Start: Fall

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Careers

Positions

Graduates find jobs as building designers, sustainable construction professionals, carpenters, insulation workers, residential site supervisors, and energy auditors.

Graduates are also prepared to continue their education to become construction managers, building inspectors, commercial drafters, electricians, plumbers, and HVAC installers.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Carpenters $30,500 $43,000 $49,200
Construction Managers $53,300 $84,300 $99,800
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers $24,200 $32,800 $37,200
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades $41,400 $61,300 $71,200

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Builders Select Cedar Falls, IA
Dietz Construction L.L.C. Nashua, IA
Johnny B's Construction, Inc. Denver, IA
Peterson Contractors, Inc. Reinbeck, IA
Steve McDonald Construction Cedar Falls, IA
Woods Construction, Inc. Fairbank, IA

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Admissions Requirements

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application to apply and be considered for the Sustainable Construction and Design program.

  2. Request to have your transcripts sent to the Admissions office.

Step #2: Basic Skill Competencies

In order to be eligible for the Sustainable Construction and Design program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
ACT ACCUPLACER COMPASS ACCUPLACER Next Generation
16 Reading 58 Reading 69 Reading 239 Reading
16 English 64 Sentence Skills 41 Writing 240 Writing
14 Math 40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 240 Arithmetic
241 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

Step #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Contact Us

Admissions Email us 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Student Success Specialist Natasha Ceasar Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Program Advisor Craig Clark Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1314 Butler Hall 128H
Program Advisor Ben Strickert Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1326 Butler Hall 123D
Administrative Assistant Cindi Clark Email me 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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