Construction Management, Associate in Applied Science

Overview

Narrative

Large-scale construction requires well-trained managers whose role it is to stay on top of every detail of the job. Construction managers must be familiar with all aspects of the building process, but they also need to be strong leaders. Because of this, our program not only covers essentials such as codes and blueprint reading, but also includes business law, ethics, planning and scheduling and other important management tools. This comprehensive approach results in graduates who are ready to be effective managers and administrators within the construction industry.

Features

Through our balanced mix of liberal arts, specialized courses and hands-on training, Northampton offers you tremendous opportunity for success and professional growth. Our required practicum provides essential real world experience. During the practicum you will have the opportunity to perform various construction management functions, gain insight into the challenges of managing a site, and enhance your critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.

This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a full-time or part-time basis. A few courses may not be offered in the evening every semester so students are advised to plan their schedule carefully to avoid any delay in graduation.

Requirements

Students are required to secure a workplace sponsor for the practicum. Assistance can be provided by the construction management staff to facilitate sponsorship.

Core Progressive Threads of Construction Management

  • Leadership and supervisory
  • Health and Safety
  • Legal and ethical
  • Effective Communication and Public Relations

Career Potential: Construction Technicians and tradespersons, Construction Managers, Construction Administrators, Construction and Building Inspectors, Construction Cost Estimators Superintendents, Project Managers, Construction Company Owners, Construction Equipment Operators, Code Enforcement Officer, Construction Specifier

Outcomes

Graduates of Northampton Community College's A.A.S. degree in Construction Management will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
  • Describe construction operations as they relate to production processes, logistics, specifications, and regulatory requirements.
  • Integrate health and safety issues within the confines of regulatory compliance and current industry standards to the construction industry.
  • Interpret building and zoning codes and other regulatory requirements.
  • Interpret technical information in the form of architectural drawings, schematics, specifications, graphs and procedures.
  • Utilize effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Apply legal and ethical principles related to the construction industry.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of accounting/finance functions as it relates to the construction industry.    

Transfer Information:

  • The program designed to meet the needs of local workforce in various aspects of the industry not needing a Bachelor's degree.
  • The program is specifically intended for transfer to Pennsylvania College of Technology for those that desire a Bachelor's in Construction Management.
  • The program is eligible for the Bloomsburg partnership for their - Bachelor of 
    Applied Science in Technical Leadership, that guarantees 60 credits of transfer for successfully completed AAS degrees.


Courses

First Semester

COLS101College Success

1 credits

CISC101Introduction to Computers

3 credits

CMGT101Introduction to Construction Codes

3 credits

CMTH102Introduction to Communication

3 credits

ENGL101English I

3 credits

 

MATH120Nature of Mathematics

3 credits

OR

MATH140College Algebra

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

CMGT102Construction Methods & Materials

3 credits

CMGT103Construction Safety & Health

3 credits

PHIL202GEthics & Moral Problems

3 credits

ENGL151REnglish II

3 credits

General Education Elective (SIT)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

ACCT101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

BUSA205Management Fundamentals

3 credits

CMGT104Construction Print Reading

3 credits

CMGT105Project Management and Administration

3 credits

CMGT106Construction Planning & Scheduling

3 credits

Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth Semester

BUSA152Business Law I

3 credits

CMGT201Construction Estimating

3 credits

CADM235Revit Fundamentals

3 credits

General Education Elective (SSHB)

3 credits

CMGT203Construction Management Practicum

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 64

  • For the General Education Electives, students must take one course from Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT) and Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB); one course should be designated as Diversity and Global Awareness (D).
  • Completion of PHIL202G satisfies the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement.
  • MATH140, College Algebra, is advised for students wishing to transfer.