Construction Academy

Begin Your Career in Construction Now

Use your hands to build a great career in construction. The Construction Academy gives you lab and classroom experience in basic architecture, construction, and engineering. The program is free. Earn college credits and a Construction Technology certificate, which can lead to a paid apprenticeship. Construction is an invaluable trade and directly connects to the strength of the U.S. economy. And, it's a field where you can see the immediate impact of your work. It is a rewarding career. 

Earn your Construction Technology Certificate

During high school

Pick one:

  • ELE:101 Industrial Safety, 1 credit
  • MFG:106 Workplace Safety, 3 credit
  • MFG:186 Plant Safety, 1 credit
  • CON:170 Building Construction Techniques I, 6 credits

  • CON:171 Building Construction Techniques II, 6 credits
  • MAT:104 Applied Math Topics, 3 credits

Award: Construction Technology Certificate, 16 - 18 credits

Your Career in Construction

Use your Construction Technology Certificate as a launchpad to enter a trade, skilled apprenticeship, or continue your education with us. The skills and techniques you've learned are valuable and essential in many trades. Construction careers provide competitive pay, job stablity, variety in day-to-day work, and opportunities to grow. Here are some career paths you can follow: 

  • Carpenters - Construct, repair and renovate homes and buildings. Work for a residential or commerical company, or start your own.
  • Building Inspector - Be out and about in your community, ensuring construction meets building codes and ordinances, zoining, and contract specifications. Building Inspectors typically work for a city or county. 
  • Boilermakers - Assemble, install, maintain and repair boilers, closed vat and other large vessels. 
  • Electrician - Install, maintain and repair electrical power, lighting, communitications, and control systems. 

Construction is ...

  • Hands-on work
  • Team collaboration
  • Vital to communities and the economy
  • Extremely rewarding

Construction careers provide ...

  • Competitive pay
  • Job stability
  • Variety in day-to-day work
  • Opportunities to grow
Clinton Career Advancement Center Welding Lab

Career Advancement Centers

Brand new ultramodern facilities for career and technical education programs, including automotive tech, culinary, healthcare, welding, and more. Enjoy multi-purpose labs, classrooms, and a large common area. Your successful career starts here.

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Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Employment and Wage Outlook

Continue after high school

Consider these programs:

Contact our High School Team

Concurrent Advisors

Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Concurrent Advisor
jshovlain@eicc.edu
563-244-7014

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

Schedule an appointment with Joe

 

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
hmhansen@eicc.edu
563-441-4004
Serves Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central High Schools

 

Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
ltmclaughlin@eicc.edu
563-244-7192
Serves Bellevue and Maquoketa High Schools

 

Marla Schultz

Marla Schultz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
mshultz@eicc.edu
563-244-7131
Serves Camanche and Northeast High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Concurrent Advisor
acalderon-flores@eicc.edu
563-288-6035
Advises Durant and Muscatine High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Mikayla Cardenas

Mikayla Cardenas

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
micardenas@eicc.edu
Serves Muscatine High School

 

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
tputnamgenz@eicc.edu
563-288-6047
Serves Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine High Schools

Sara Schnepper

Sara Schnepper

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
sschnepper@eicc.edu
Serves Wilton and West Liberty High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Concurrent Advisor
mmgleason@eicc.edu
563-336-5241
Advises Assumption, Davenport Central and Davenport North High Schools

 

Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Concurrent Advisor
ljperez@eicc.edu
563-441-4057
Advises Davenport West and North Scott High Schools

 

Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Concurrent Advisor
jmspengler@eicc.edu
563-441-4137
Advises Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Patricia Madden

Patricia Madden

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
pamadden@eicc.edu
Serves North Scott High School

Construction Academy: Locations

Clinton Career Advancement Center

Clinton Career Advancement Center

1210 11th Ave. S.
Clinton, IA 52732
Map and Directions

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DeWitt Career Advancement Center

DeWitt Career Advancement Center

817 E Industrial Street
DeWitt, Iowa 52742
Map and Directions

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Muscatine Career Advancement Center

Muscatine Career Advancement Center

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Map and Directions

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MUSCATINE CAREER ADVANCEMENT CENTER