Associate of Applied Science Degree - Construction Technologies - Construction Management Emphasis

This course of study will provide the student with the basic, entry-level skills set and understanding of the construction industry as it relates to the residential, commercial and heavy construction markets. The successful student upon completion of this two-year program will possess the necessary knowledge to enter the construction management field.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

  • Fulfill the requirements of the Associate of Applied Science.
  • Demonstrate competency in their specified emphasis.

Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Understand, develop, apply and demonstrate specific construction management skills related to supervision techniques, scheduling, cost control systems and construction contracts.
  • Examine and evaluate construction project documents, plans and specifications as determined by the needs included in the material takeoff and estimating process.
  • Formulate and organize management applications utilizing general construction knowledge in the areas of safety, construction materials, scheduling and methods for efficient production.

AAS degrees are non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
History of the Built Environment
Technical Communications I
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
History of the Built Environment
Human Relations3
Math for Technicians (or higher)
Humans and the Environment
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
CONS 111Commercial Building Codes3
CONS 120Print Reading and Specification3
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
Emphasis Requirements
AAD 125Construction Drawings and Detailing3
ADT 230Mechanical and Electrical Equip for Buildings3
CONS 121Principles of Construction Estimating3
CONS 155On-Site Construction Supervision3
CONS 211Construction Cost Control3
CONS 221Construction Estimating II3
CONS 281Construction Planning, Scheduling and Control3
CONS 282Construction Law3
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
SUR 161Elementary Surveying4
Elective Requirements
Select at least 2 units from the following:2
Introduction to Leed and Sustainable Building
Statics and Strength of Materials
Introduction to Land Use Planning
Special Topics in Construction
Internship in Construction
Principles of Management
Total Units61

May also count toward additional college requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AAD 125 Construction Drawings and Detailing 3
CONS 120 Print Reading and Specification 3
CONS 155 On-Site Construction Supervision 3
AAD 201 History of the Built Environment 3
OSH 222 General Industry Safety (Core) 1
Social Science/Diversity 3 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2 3
 Semester Total19
2nd semester
English 2 3
CONS 111 Commercial Building Codes 3
Communications 3 3
Human Relations 3 3
MATH 108 Math for Technicians 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
ADT 230 Mechanical and Electrical Equip for Buildings 3
CONS 121 Principles of Construction Estimating 3
Elective 3 2
ENV 100 Humans and the Environment (Science) 3
Science 3 3
SUR 161 Elementary Surveying 4
 Semester Total18
4th semester
CONS 211 Construction Cost Control 3
CONS 221 Construction Estimating II 3
CONS 281 Construction Planning, Scheduling and Control 3
CONS 282 Construction Law 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units67

 See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


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