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Construction Management Associate Degree

Associate of Science Degree in
Construction Management

Our Associate Degree in Construction Management program unravels the complex components of commercial and residential construction projects while helping you develop the management techniques and leadership skills to supervise a job site. Affordable tuition makes it easy to earn your Construction Management Associate Degree. Looking to transfer credits upon graduation? We make it easy and fast to move ahead to a bachelor's degree. Learn more.

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 6 to 12 Months per Semester (Total 4 Semesters)

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  What You'll Learn

The Construction Management Associate Degree curriculum provides a well-rounded combination of general education courses and core courses in the construction management discipline. Each course is developed with the input of industry professionals, ensuring exceptional career relevance. Choose from a generous array of electives, too. The flexible construction management degree online curriculum makes it easy to transfer eligible college credits into our online construction management associate degree program.

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Semester 1

EN110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

This course will help students sharpen skills that will help in achieving maximum learning as they complete their degree programs. Taking this course will unlock students’ undiscovered potential and will help them discover their multiple intelligences and best ways to learn. This course will also help students uncover strengths and build from them, as well as explore the areas where they might change behaviors to ensure college success.
Credit Hours: 3

SP180 - Principles of Public Speaking 

This course teaches the students fundamental principles while emphasizing skills development in the practice of public speaking. It covers purposes, methods and steps in preparing speeches, develops communication skills in listening, speech criticism, audience analysis and writing, and provides effective delivery techniques to present a variety of speeches.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today’s office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

B01 - Introduction to Construction  

An introduction to the construction management program, this course includes discussion of the processes, players, and practices in the construction industry. The history of construction, owners, the design team, and the contracting team, communications and documentation in construction, and the sequence of a project are covered.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   B02 - Construction Materials and Methods  

This is an introduction to the materials and methods used in constructing commercial buildings. Topics covered include foundations, using wood in construction, exterior and interior finishes, brick masonry, stone and concrete masonry, masonry load bearing wall construction, steel frame construction, sitecast and precast concrete framing systems, roofing, glass, windows and doors, cladding systems, interior walls and partitions, ceilings and floors.
Credit Hours: 3

B03 - Drawings and Specifications  

This is an introduction to reading construction blueprints. Topics include lines of construction, scales, types of surveys, off-site and site improvements, foundations and below-grade construction, the structure above grade, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, commercial blueprints, construction offices, manufacturing facilities and warehouses.
Credit Hours: 3

B04 - Safety Planning and Administration  

This is an introduction to the role of safety in the construction industry. Topics include the cost and causes of accidents, ethics and safety, workers’ compensation, OSHA compliance, safety and health programs and policies, job safety and hazard analysis, accident reporting and record keeping, emergency response plans, total safety management, workplace violence, blood borne pathogens, workplace stress, environmental safety and ISO 14000.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 3

General Education Elective (Behavioral/Social Science 100-200 Level)   General Education Elective (Humanities/Fine Arts 100-200 Level)   B05 - Construction Surveying Fundamentals  

This course introduces the use of surveys in commercial, residential, and road construction. Topics include fundamentals of surveying, distance measurement, leveling, angles and theodolites, total stations, traverse surveys and computations, geomatics, global positioning systems, control surveys, highway curves, highway construction surveys, municipal street surveys, pipeline and tunnel surveys, culvert and bridge surveys, building construction surveys, and quantity and final surveys.
Credit Hours: 3

B06 - Cost Estimating  

This is an introduction to the process of estimating the full cost of construction projects. Topics include contracts, bonds, insurance, specifications, overhead and contingencies, labor, equipment, excavation, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and profit.
Credit Hours: 3

B07 - Project Scheduling  

This course examines the role of the project manager in planning, scheduling and controlling a construction project from start to finish. Topics include Gantt charts, basic networks, the critical path method, precedence networks, resource allocation and leveling, schedule updating and project control, schedule compression, reports and presentations, and construction delay claims.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 4

C17 - College Mathematics or MA240 - College Algebra*  

C17: This is a comprehensive review of mathematical skills and concepts commonly used in academic and vocational applications. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimal notation, ratios and proportions, percents, statistics and measurement, geometry, real numbers, and algebra.
Credit Hours: 3

MA240: This course introduces the major concepts of college-level algebra. The course begins with basic concepts such as sets and numbers but quickly moves into intermediate algebra topics, emphasizing concepts most often used in computer science. The student will gain extensive experience in evaluating and manipulating expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

B08 - Construction Management  

A capstone course in managing a construction project that provides in-depth coverage of project delivery systems, responsibility and authority, resident project representative’s office responsibilities, records and reports, electronic project administration, specifications and drawings, construction law and labor relations, construction safety, meetings and negotiations, risk allocation and liability sharing, preconstruction operations, planning for construction, scheduling, construction operations, value engineering, measurement and payment, materials and workmanship, change orders and extra work, claims and disputes, and project closeout.
Credit Hours: 3

Elective (100-200 Level)  

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*If planning to complete a bachelor's degree, MA240 is a required course.

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  What You Get

Earn your Construction Management Associate Degree on your terms. Start any time, study at your own pace and move ahead fast. We’ve erased the barriers to career advancement so that you can easily succeed.

Carefully selected construction management courses ensure a balance of essential theory and practical application. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive, career-relevant textbooks
  • Learning guides with discussion questions and projects
  • Online, open-book exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
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Graduates receive a diploma suitable for framing and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Your degree will give you the competitive edge you need to succeed. You may continue your education by applying credits toward any Ashworth College bachelor’s degree program.

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Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management Degree

The construction management degree online curriculum is more occupation-oriented, combining a broad general education with core skill-based courses to prepare you for the workplace. This program is ideal for those who don’t intend to attain a further degree. Call 1-800-957-5412 to enroll in our Associate of Applied Science degree program. (For all Applied Science programs, enroll by phone only)

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Semester 1

C01 - Introduction to Business  

This course offers a broad overview of the business world for both business and non-business majors. It is an introduction to the business environment, business ownership, management, marketing, technology and information, and finance.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today’s office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

C02 - Business English  

This course presents the basic principles of communication that are particularly applicable in business and industry, providing a foundation for more effective communication skills. It focuses on the proper use of English grammar in business settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite: EN130

B01 - Introduction to Construction  

An introduction to the construction management program, this course includes discussion of the processes, players, and practices in the construction industry. The history of construction, owners, the design team, and the contracting team, communications and documentation in construction, and the sequence of a project are covered.
Credit Hours: 3

C17 - College Mathematics  

This is a comprehensive review of mathematical skills and concepts commonly used in academic and vocational applications. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimal notation, ratios and proportions, percents, statistics and measurement, geometry, real numbers, and algebra.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

B02 - Construction Materials and Methods  

This is an introduction to the materials and methods used in constructing commercial buildings. Topics covered include foundations, using wood in construction, exterior and interior finishes, brick masonry, stone and concrete masonry, masonry load bearing wall construction, steel frame construction, sitecast and precast concrete framing systems, roofing, glass, windows and doors, cladding systems, interior walls and partitions, ceilings and floors.
Credit Hours: 3

C05 - Business Communication  

This course presents the basics of written communication in business. It also explores differences in approach and format for various business documents, and covers techniques for planning, researching, organizing, and writing reports.
Credit Hours: 3

B03 - Drawings and Specifications  

This is an introduction to reading construction blueprints. Topics include lines of construction, scales, types of surveys, off-site and site improvements, foundations and below-grade construction, the structure above grade, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, commercial blueprints, construction offices, manufacturing facilities and warehouses.
Credit Hours: 3

C04 - Introduction to Psychology  

This is a survey of the field of psychology, including the development of behavior, physiological mechanisms of behavior, perception, motivation and emotion, consciousness, learning, memory, personality, and mental health.
Credit Hours: 3

B04 - Safety Planning and Administration  

This is an introduction to the role of safety in the construction industry. Topics include the cost and causes of accidents, ethics and safety, workers’ compensation, OSHA compliance, safety and health programs and policies, job safety and hazard analysis, accident reporting and record keeping, emergency response plans, total safety management, workplace violence, blood borne pathogens, workplace stress, environmental safety and ISO 14000.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 3

C12 - Business Law  

This course presents the basic principles of business law as applied to contracts, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, agency and employment, business organization, insurance and bankruptcy, and real property.
Credit Hours: 3

C15 - Principles of Management  

This is an introduction to the principles and practices of management, with emphasis on the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Topics also include effective leadership and motivational techniques, communication, social responsibility and ethics, managing change and conflict, and control.
Credit Hours: 3

C08 - American Government  

This course provides an overview of the structure and operations of the federal government, including constitutional principles, rights and liberties, the political process, and the relationships among the three branches of the federal government.
Credit Hours: 3

B05 - Construction Surveying Fundamentals  

This course introduces the use of surveys in commercial, residential, and road construction. Topics include fundamentals of surveying, distance measurement, leveling, angles and theodolites, total stations, traverse surveys and computations, geomatics, global positioning systems, control surveys, highway curves, highway construction surveys, municipal street surveys, pipeline and tunnel surveys, culvert and bridge surveys, building construction surveys, and quantity and final surveys.
Credit Hours: 3

M03 - Organizational Behavior  

This is a study of the theory, research, and practice related to human behavior in organizational settings. Attention is focused on the theories and realities of leadership, power, motivation, work satisfaction, group dynamics, decision making, and organizational change. The course also aims to broaden perceptions of the causes and effects of interpersonal and group behavior, its dynamics and influences, and organizational behavior relating to organizational climates, conflict, and structural design.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 4

B06 - Cost Estimating  

This is an introduction to the process of estimating the full cost of construction projects. Topics include contracts, bonds, insurance, specifications, overhead and contingencies, labor, equipment, excavation, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, thermal and moisture protection, doors and windows, finishes, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and profit.
Credit Hours: 3

A01 - Introduction to Accounting  

This course reviews the fundamentals of double-entry bookkeeping and the debit/credit method of recording transactions. The bookkeeping cycle, from recording transactions to preparing financial statements, is included. Emphasis is placed on service concerns operating as sole proprietorships.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for BU330

B07 - Project Scheduling  

This course examines the role of the project manager in planning, scheduling and controlling a construction project from start to finish. Topics include Gantt charts, basic networks, the critical path method, precedence networks, resource allocation and leveling, schedule updating and project control, schedule compression, reports and presentations, and construction delay claims.
Credit Hours: 3

C06 - Business Ethics  

This course explores current ethical issues in the business world, including social and professional responsibilities, organizational relationships, employee rights and obligations, workplace discrimination, organizational culture, and ethics in a global economy.
Credit Hours: 3

B08 - Construction Management  

A capstone course in managing a construction project that provides in-depth coverage of project delivery systems, responsibility and authority, resident project representative’s office responsibilities, records and reports, electronic project administration, specifications and drawings, construction law and labor relations, construction safety, meetings and negotiations, risk allocation and liability sharing, preconstruction operations, planning for construction, scheduling, construction operations, value engineering, measurement and payment, materials and workmanship, change orders and extra work, claims and disputes, and project closeout.
Credit Hours: 3

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