Construction Management

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For a construction enterprise to succeed in delivering a facility on schedule and within budget, it must use techniques and technologies to overcome management challenges. A construction manager accomplishes this delivery while working on a team with diverse interests. Graduates of the Construction Management (CM) Associate of Science program will be prepared with knowledge and skills in estimating, scheduling, and construction of facilities to assist these teams in completing projects.

The scale and scope of this work has expanded to include the approach known as integrated project delivery. This method has increased the responsibility of construction managers to become part of the project delivery team at the outset of the project, and no immediately prior to construction as was once common practice. This increased exposure early in the process requires a management team that has knowledge of design, construction and facility management. Tasks once carried out by other agents working on project have now become part of the role of construction management technicians with knowledge of green building practices, building information modeling, scheduling, and estimating.

The program provides students with a strong foundation of technical and organizational skills that apply to construction projects from conception to completion. Graduates of the CM program are work-ready!

Programs

Associate of Science (AS) in Construction Management\

What will you learn?

  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • AutoCAD
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Estimating job costs and needs
  • Designing and analyzing construction documents

Job Outlook

Growth in the construction industry is tied to the health of the economy. As this data shows, this industry is experiencing positive job growth.

  • Construction management jobs are expected to grow 17% by 2018 with jobs for laborers expected to grow by 20%
  • By 2018, 34% of jobs in this career cluster will require post secondary education and training
  • Between 2012-2015, 800,000 construction jobs were added in the US economy

Career Paths

  • Construction Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Facilities Manager

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