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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: 69
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
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers $27,100 $38,200 $43,700
Carpenters $29,400 $41,500 $47,600
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades $38,900 $57,800 $67,200
Construction Managers $44,300 $74,400 $89,400

Source: 2016 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
Magee Construction Company 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 complete required success courses. Success course credits do not apply towards graduation or the AAS degree.

Students must meet the minimum assessment score of the ACT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS assessment or have completed the required success course in each math, English, and reading.

ACT ACCUPLACER COMPASS ASSET Success Course
Math 14 40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 38 Numerical MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math
English/Writing 16 64 Sentence Skills 41 35 ENG-060 College Preparatory Writing I
Reading 16 58 69 34 RDG-039 College Preparatory Reading II

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.

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Natasha Ceasar Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Program Advisor Ben Strickert Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1326 Butler Hall 123D
Program Advisor Craig Clark Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1314 Butler Hall 123D
Administrative Assistant Kendra Wyatt Email me 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 131
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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