Construction Management, Architecture and Construction, AAS

This is a draft edition of the 2024-2025 catalog. Information is subject to change.

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science, Architecture and Construction, 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 155 On-Site Construction Supervision 3
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition Enhanced
or Composition II
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
CONS 111 Commercial Building Codes 3
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Mathematics 2 3
MGT 171 Supervision and Human Relations 3
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
CONS 121 Principles of Construction Estimating 3
CONS 205 Construction Site Safety 3
Elective 2 6
GEOL 100 Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters 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
AAD 261 Introduction to Topo Form and Design Technology 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60

See program recommendations or requirements.

Program 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 1
Composition Enhanced
Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
Composition II
Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions course
Human Relations3
Supervision and Human Relations
Pre-Calculus I (or Higher)
Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
History of the Built Environment 1
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions(3)
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
AAD 201History of the Built Environment3
AAD 261Introduction to Topo Form and Design Technology3
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
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
Select at least 6 units from the following:
Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
Special Topics in Construction
Internship in Construction
Principles of Management
Graphic Software for Arch, Const, Dsgnr, Planners 2
Design Foundations II 2
Design Foundations III 2
Total Units60

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


The Bachelor of Architecture requires the indicated courses. 

Program Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

PSLO1: Understand, develop, apply and demonstrate specific construction management skills related to supervision techniques, scheduling, cost control systems, and construction contracts.

PSLO2: Examine and evaluate construction project documents, plans and specifications as determined by the needs included in the material takeoff and estimating process.

PSLO3: Formulate and organize management applications utilizing general construction knowledge in the areas of safety, construction materials, scheduling and methods for efficient production.