Construction Management Associate Degree Program
This program provides students with an opportunity to continue their studies beyond the diploma level. It is designed for people who already have 50 credit hours in a skilled trades concentration, such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).
Students complete general education courses such as College Math, Oral and Written Communication, Critical Reading and Thinking, History of American Government, Introduction to Psychology, and Ethics and Life Science. Skilled trade courses include Project Planning and Contract Management, Quality Control and Project Supervision, and Crew Leadership and Safety.
This online program could be completed in the comfort of your own home or our campus computer labs. Once you have earned your diploma, you could either start the associate program immediately or wait until you have started working. Some employers may even offer tuition assistance programs!
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for construction managers in Illinois is expected to increase by eleven percent.1
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9021.00, retrieved 5/29/2019
Our Construction Management program is designed to provide existing trades professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and advance their careers by earning a degree. In order to be admitted to the program, you must hold a certificate or diploma in a trade, or have approved skilled trades work experience.
Program length – 7 months
This program includes courses in construction management, best practices and procedural issues facing today’s trades and construction management professional. General education courses are included to meet the requirements of an associate degree program. This program also includes a course in digital communication strategies that provide you with an opportunity to explore current social media and its use in a professional setting.
Construction managers plan, direct and coordinate various construction trades projects, often overseeing the work of subcontractors. Construction managers often participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting and implementation.
As the economy improves and construction picks up, trained managers will be more and more in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts 70,100 new construction mangers will be needed between 2014 and 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16
Rockford, Illinois Campus Only