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Construction Management - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Application Code 290

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

Construction managers are integral members of design and construction teams responsible for the scope, schedule, cost, and quality of building construction projects. This area of study provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to perform a management role in the building construction industry (strategic thinking, technical know-how/problem solving, and collaborative teamwork). The Construction Management (CNST) area of study prepares students to succeed in architectural, engineering, and general contracting jobs with various titles such as field engineer, project engineer, superintendent, project manager, and project executive. The curriculum includes lecture, lab, and jobsite experiences that give students a solid background in the areas of building materials and methods, building systems, construction contract documentation, planning, procurement, cost estimating, scheduling, operations, safety, and quality control. The area of study also includes a focus on general studies, with coursework in the physical sciences, economics, ethics, and communications. Students who are interested in a bachelor’s degree are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

CADD-101Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

3

CNST-100Introduction to Construction Management

3

CNST-101Building Construction Materials and Methods

3

MATH-153Precalculus II

3

-or higher core course

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNST-201Construction Project Management

3

CNST-205Building Construction Contract Documents

3

CNST-208Structural Building Systems

3

PHYS-101Technical Physical Science

4

-OR

PHYS-103Fundamentals of Physics I

4

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-OR

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-101Two-Dimensional Art and Design

3

-OR

ARTT-108Introduction to the Built Environment

3

-OR

ARTT-109Drawing I: Observation and Invention

3

CNST-210Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Other Building Systems

3

CNST-215Building Construction Operations and Management

3

HEED-106Introduction to Stress Management

1

Science Elective - Select 4 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEOL-107Introduction to Physical Geology

3

-AND

GEOL-117Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory

1

-OR

PHYS-104Fundamentals of Physics II

4

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
BMGT-203Business Ethics

3

CNST-220Building Construction Cost Estimating and Control

3

CNST-225Building Construction Planning and Scheduling

3

ECON-101Principles of Economics (Macro)

3

ENGL-230Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge and comprehension of construction operations and management.
  2. 2. Apply technical skills and knowledge to manage construction projects successfully as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  3. 3. Demonstrate effective communication and problem-solving skills.
  4. 4. Demonstrate professional standards of leadership, accountability, and ethical responsibility.