Degree: Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS Code: 5317
Curriculum Code: 1788
Campus Location: North
Engineering &Technologies Division
Pre-Admission Recommendations: Math I, Math II, 2-years Science, Basic Drafting, Physics
Career Opportunities/Further Education: Construction and Building Industry, Transfers to Bachelor’s Degree Program. Nationally Certified by ETAC/ABET
No other country matches the United States in new construction projects. American companies are also involved in projects worldwide. With these expenditures has come the growing demand for construction workers and technicians prepared to spearhead this monumental rebuilding effort. Homes, highways, buildings, plants, airports and bridges will require the handiwork of master builders and the Construction Management Engineering Technology curriculum will provide some of these technicians.
The objectives of the Construction Management Engineering Technology program are to:
- secure employment in a technical career related to Construction Management;
- continue education to a four-year Construction Management related program
Students are provided a sound education in both the theory and the application of quality construction principles for a variety of construction projects. Students learn the basic methods, materials, techniques, and developments involved in the construction industry.
This program offers the students a unique combination of management, design and hands-on experience. Through a series of construction management courses, students learn about the construction industry as a whole and analyze the interrelationships of the various organizations within the industry. In the laboratory, students master blueprint reading, quantity take-offs and the estimating of residential and commercial projects. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation with an A.A.S. degree in Construction Management Engineering Technology.
Graduates qualify for positions such as construction managers, supervisors, building inspectors, contractors, field clerks, purchasing agents, surveyors, expediters, estimators, and construction materials salesmen. Other graduates often transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree.
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ETAC/ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4012; Phone: (410) 347-7700; Fax: (410) 625-2238; email: accreditation@ABET.org; website: http://www.ABET.org
Special Admission Requirements/Prerequisites
It is recommended that applicants have completed two years each of high school mathematics and science. Those students deficient in these or other areas may have to take an additional term of course work.
Scholarships are available specific to this program.
Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Construction Management Engineering Technology, the graduate will be able to:
- utilize modern instruments, methods and techniques to implement construction contracts documents and codes;
- evaluate materials and methods for construction projects;
- utilize modern surveying methods for construction layout;
- determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems;
- estimate material quantities and costs;
- employ productivity software to solve technical problems;
- draw and interpret basic construction working drawings;
- supervise, inspect and evaluate the erection of wood, steel, masonry and concrete systems in relation to residential, commercial and industrial structures;
- manage, document and coordinate a basic building construction project;
- identify, locate and use a wide range of information resources including subject experts, library references, electronic data bases, on-line services, and Internet sites to solve or explain construction related issues;
- ability to generate construction, civil drawings either manually or by CAD; and
- analyze and prepare reports.
Total Degree Credits: 73.0