The Construction program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for employment as a carpenter or concrete specialist. Study includes residential and commercial construction, with all phases explored and applied on a job site or in the lab. Specialized coursework includes drywall installation and finishing, wall framing, construction estimating, concrete stamping, and interior finishing.

As a graduate of the program you may be employed in general carpentry work, commercial carpentry, or may specialize in one area such as finish carpentry. Career potential includes foreman of a construction company or owning your own construction company.

Another advantage or a WITCC Construction education is the accelerated rate of advancement that our graduates experience. Quite often Construction graduates enter into the field slightly above entry-level positions. Because of their educational background, you can quickly advance to crew leaders, foremen, and field supervisors. After gaining experience, you may go on to own their own businesses because of the formal training and experience in the program.

All Construction students are required to have their own personal tool set to use for classroom/lab projects.
View the Tools and Purchasing Procedures

To register or if you have questions:

Nicholas Demke
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $6,912.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,948.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Tools: $295.00
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Construction | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
CON 136 Introduction to Construction Shop 1
CON 204 Basic Framing Techniques 4
CON 216 Advanced Framing and Roofing 6
CON 366 Exterior Finishing 4
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
CON 209 Introduction to Drywall 1
CON 365 Advanced Drywall 1.5
CON 367 Interior Doors, Cabinets and Millwork 2.5
CON 258 Wall Coverings and Coatings 1.5
CON 259 Floor Coverings and Coatings 1.5
CON 132 Footings and Foundations 3
CON 234 Concrete Specialties 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Bob Wilcke
Carpentry Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1473
Sioux City, Room H202
Kevin Woockman
Director of Building Trades and Apprenticeship
Sioux City Campus


More Information

Advisory Board

Cody Leners NA
Duane VanderPlas Builders First Choice
Jeff MacFarlane Trinity Building Specialties
Terri Schelm Homebuilders of Greater Siouxland
Nick Korleski NA
Jim Mauer L&L Builders
Mark Kuchel Mark Kuchel Construction
Evan Palsma L&L Builders
Ron Amick Ron Amick Construction
Darrell Bullock City of Sioux City
Rich Callahan Rass Remodeling
Mike Clausen WJ Midwest Company
Willie Delfs Able Homebuilders
John Gunia John Gunia Construction
Doug Johnson Doug Johnson Fine Homes