Requirements and Competencies

Program Entry Requirements

Complete an application and satisfy the assessment requirement. Students start fall term on the Ankeny Campus.​

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Building Trades diploma, a student must complete all course work as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Read and understand blueprints.
  • Possess p​roblem-solving skills
  • Analyze a job, decide what to do, how to do it, and what materials and tools to use.
  • Skillfully use many kinds of hand and power tools.
  • Climb, stoop, grasp, and crouch while working.
  • Work above the ground without fear.
  • Have good eye-hand coordination.
  • Talk about and demonstrate your building trades skills and knowledge.
  • Punctuality, responsibility, and willingness to work with others.