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Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management

Program Mission:

The Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management provides the graduate with knowledge and applied technical skills needed to enter and be successful construction management or construction entrepreneurship.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of Associate Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the properties of construction materials; and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use and application of construction materials commonly used in residential and commercial construction;
  2. Recognize the major components of the construction contract, bid process, laws and regulations governing the construction industry, and identify red flag issues for construction managers;
  3. Demonstrate ability to interpret construction graphics, specifications and other documents used for the construction, modification, and repair of buildings, and to communicate graphically when required;
  4. Complete an estimate for a residential or commercial building to arrive at a profitable bid; and organize the management of the project delivery process, including coordination of the diverse activities found in a construction project with planning, scheduling, and fiscal control;
  5. Demonstrate effective oral and written business communication techniques with design consultants, project owner, colleagues and employees; and operate efficiently and effectively with other construction personnel;
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental skills of plan surveying, and produce record notes and drawings;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and determine loads for the equilibrium mechanics of stationary bodies and the ability of materials to withstand an applied stress without failure; and
  8. Apply knowledge of personal safety, as well as the OSHA requirements, for safety of all supervised employees on the construction project.
  9. Assess management and entrepreneurial options to arrive at appropriate and cost-effective conclusions.

Specific Degree Information:

The Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management is a 63-semester hour, two-year curriculum emphasizing skills and knowledge essential for employment leading to a management position in the construction business. The program includes training in the areas of materials and methods of construction, construction safety and OSHA requirements, contracting and laws, construction graphics and specifications, plan surveying, computerized estimating systems, statics, strengths of materials, computerized management systems, and a semester-long internship with a professional construction company. This program is designed to provide strong foundations in these areas as well as in math, physics, and English.

Required courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
BADM 105: General Business Administration 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
CONS 101: Materials and Methods I 3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
Second Semester Hours
MATH 112: Trigonometry 3
CONS 102: Materials and Methods II 3
CONS 150: Construction Contracting and Laws  3
CONS 160: Construction Graphics and Specifications 3
PHSC 105: Elemental Physics 3
PHSC 105L: Elemental Physics Lab 1
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CONS 200: Sustainable Construction Science 3
or CONS 205: Mechanical and Plumbing Systems  
TEED 171: Building Information Modeling I 3
CONS 140: Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards  3
CONS 210: Construction Surveying and Lab  3
CONS 220: Construction Estimating and Laboratory  4
Fourth Semester Hours
POSC 202: State and Local Government  3
CONS 230: Statics and Strengths of Materials  3
CONS 250: Construction Management  3
CONS 250L: Construction Management Lab  1
CONS 280: Construction Management Internship  3
  Foreign Language Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 63
The graduate requirements for Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Library Skills is satisfied by Associate of Applied Science Construction Technology and Management graduates completing CONS 101, CONS 102, CONS 150, and CONS 250. Note that this substitution is only allowed for students graduating in the Associate of Applied Science Construction Technology and Management.

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