Sustainable Construction and Design


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 Finishing
  • Introduction to Utility Equipment Operations
  • Employment Training Experience
  • CAD SoftPlan
  • Methods of Interior Finishing
  • Building Science 2 Sustainable Design
  • Commercial Estimating and Project Management
  • Residential Energy Auditing
  • Manual J and D HVAC Design

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits: 76
Program Start: Fall

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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 $31,900 $46,000 $53,100
Construction Managers $57,100 $89,400 $105,500
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers $30,300 $44,700 $52,000
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades $47,200 $66,500 $76,200

Source: 2021 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


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

Contact Us

Admissions Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Alex Kissel Email Alex Kissel
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319-296-2329 ext.1065 Bremer Hall 124
Program Advisor Craig Clark Email Craig Clark 319-296-2329 ext.1314 Buchanan Hall 128H
Program Advisor Ben Strickert Email Ben Strickert 319-296-2329 ext.1326 Butler Hall 123D
Administrative Assistant Connie Smith Email Connie Smith 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 128
Dean Dave Grunklee Email Dave Grunklee 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A

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