AAS, Construction and Design, Construction Management

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science, Construction and Design, Construction Management 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.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AAD 125 Construction Drawings and Detailing 3
AAD 201 History of the Built Environment 3
CONS 120 Print Reading and Specification 3
CONS 155 On-Site Construction Supervision 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ENG 107 Technical Communications I 3
CONS 111 Commercial Building Codes 3
Mathematics 4 3
Human Relations 4 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
CONS 121 Principles of Construction Estimating 3
CONS 205 Construction Site Safety 3
Elective 4 6
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
 Semester Total15
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
Elective 4 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60

 See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


See program recommendations or requirements.

AAS degrees are generally 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
Composition I
and Technical Communications I 1
Composition II
Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science
AAD 201History of the Built Environment3
Human Relations3
Math for Technicians 2
Introduction to Environmental Science
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
History of the Built Environment 1
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Required, Choose one or two from the following: 1
Introduction to American Politics 1
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
US History to 1877
and U. S. History since 1877
US History to 1877
and Nevada History
US History to 1877
and Nevada Constitution
US History to 1877
and Survey of State and Local Government
Degree Requirements
AAD 125Construction Drawings and Detailing3
CONS 120Print Reading and Specification3
CONS 111Commercial Building Codes3
CONS 121Principles of Construction Estimating3
CONS 155On-Site Construction Supervision3
CONS 205Construction Site Safety3
CONS 211Construction Cost Control3
CONS 221Construction Estimating II3
CONS 281Construction Planning, Scheduling and Control3
CONS 282Construction Law3
Select at least 9 units from the following:
Mechanical and Electrical Equip for Buildings
Statics and Strength of Materials
Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
Special Topics in Construction
Internship in Construction
Introduction to Information Systems
Principles of Management
Construction Surveying
Total Units60

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


If this AAS degree is used for transfer toward the Bachelor of Arts Technology Degree at WNC, Math 126 or higher will be required. 

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.