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NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF)
Adult Education Classes

Study groups for each of the following courses are available for Quad City Chapter #50 if members are interested.

ITC                 Introduction to Construction

Introduction to Construction covers the fundamentals of the construction processes, procedures, and technology, providing the student with an overview of the industry. 

No Continuing Education Units are awarded for this course.  There is also no certification nor test.

CBT                 Construction Bookkeeping Technician 

This CBT certification course will teach participants how to set up and operate a simple bookkeeping system for a construction company and work in both simple and complex bookkeeping systems as either a bookkeeper or under a bookkeeper in one part of the system. Whether you aspire to be an accounts payable clerk or a full charge bookkeeper, you will understand how to perform your job by learning about the whole system of bookkeeping.

General Ledger - explains how the general ledger functions as a depository for all transactions including accounts receivable and payable; how to set up a chart of accounts and how these accounts find their way to the financial statements of a company. The course covers debits and credits, general ledger entries; understanding equipment and inventory as well as bank reconciliations.

Job Cost - explains the module that makes construction bookkeeping different than any other type of bookkeeping. Cost Codes, types of expenses, labor burden and individual job costs are covered and illustrated.

Payables - takes one through an explanation of purchase orders, government forms like the W-9, certificates of insurance for subcontractors and the coding of invoices to the general ledger and job cost ledgers. Details are illustrated using charts to specify how to handle retention and how to pay an invoice or contract billing.

Receivables - learn about AIA contracts and billings, open invoices, treatment of retention as well as how to receive and record customer payments and NSF checks. Also included is an explanation of Aged Accounts Receivable Reports and security issues in regard to accessibility to the company's money.

Payroll - describes the records required by the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Homeland Security for each employee; types of payroll periods, management of employee files. The process of preparing and calculating time worked, gross payroll, payroll taxes and tax deposits as well as quarterly and annual payroll reports is covered and illustrated.

Organization - a section of helpful hints and organizing your bookkeeping for a company is also included.

CIT                Construction Industry Technician
This course covers one textbook.  Certification is earned upon passing a test.

This course is an overview of the construction industry and its processes.  The curriculum includes types of construction, construction trade associations, forms of business ownership, contractual arrangements and contract agreements, the construction process and construction insurance and bonding

CDS                Construction Document Specialist
This course covers two separate textbooks.  Certification is earned upon passing a test on both.

This course includes the following

            Construction working drawings and project manual
Introduction to construction estimating and scheduling

Certification is earned upon passing a test

CCA              Certified Construction Association

This course covers six separate textbooks.  Certification is earned upon passing a test on all six.

This course includes the following:

  • Business Analysis
  • Economics, Cost Accounting, Insurance & Bonding
  • Construction Environs 
  • Marketing and Construction Law
  • Construction Principles 
  • Construction Standards, Safety, Quality Control, etc
  • Effective Communication 
  • Written Communication & Public Speaking
  • Labor Relations               
  • Collective Bargaining, Challenges facing workers
  • Management Techniques  
  • Human Resources and Organizational Processes



Textbooks can be purchased from NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) at nawiceducation.wildapricot.org.  Additional information on each course can also be obtained at this website.

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