Sustainable Construction and Design

Program Pathway

Sustainable Construction and Design Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 76
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 5
Time to Complete 2 years
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Sustainable Construction and Design – AAS
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Applied Math
  • Building Science I
  • Concrete Lab
  • Concrete Theory
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Technology Lab
  • Framing Techniques and Lab I
  • Introduction to Residential Construction
  • Site Layout and Blueprint Reading
Term 2
  • Carpentry Fundamentals I
  • Construction Technology Lab 2
  • Exterior Finishing
  • Introduction to Utility Equipment Operations
Term 3 — Summer
  • Employment Training Experience
Term 4
  • Advanced Framing Techniques
  • Building Science 2 Sustainable Design
  • CAD SoftPlan
  • Construction Technology Lab 3
  • Introduction to Business
  • Methods of Interior Finishing
  • Utility Equipment Operations
Term 5
  • Construction Estimating and Project Management
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Technology Lab 4
  • Manual J and D HVAC Design
  • Residential Energy Auditing
  • SoftPlan 2
  • Written Communication in the Workplace
    Employability Skills

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Sustainable Construction and Design Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program.

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 $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

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

Program Contacts

Admissions
Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Alex Kissel Email Alex Kissel 319-296-4014 ext.1065 Bremer Hall 124
Faculty Advisor
Craig Clark Email Craig Clark 319-296-2329 ext.1314 Buchanan Hall 128H
Faculty Advisor
Ben Strickert Email Ben Strickert 319-296-2329 ext.1326 Buchanan Hall 128F
Administrative Assistant
Connie Smith Email Connie Smith 319-296-4009 Butler Hall 131
Dean
David Grunklee Email David Grunklee 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A

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