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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 SET-430—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 program 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 program 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 program 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 143Precalculus I

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
ARTS 101Two-Dimensional Art and Design

3

OR

ARTS 103Drawing 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. Demonstrate foundational knowledge and comprehension of construction operations and management.

2. Apply technical skills and knowledge to manage construction projects successfully as part of an interdisciplinary team.

3. Demonstrate effective communication and problem-solving skills.

4. Demonstrate professional standards of leadership, accountability, and ethical responsibility.