Associate in Applied Science in Construction Management

Construction Management

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Construction Management

Academic Plan Code




Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Management provides instruction in management skills, construction industry specific technical and occupational subjects, such as construction planning, design, and OSHA 30 safety. This degree helps prepare graduates for a productive career in the construction industry as an owner, foreman, manager, project manager, or property manager. Provides knowledge in construction ethics, estimating, and contracts and prepares graduates for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associates exam in order to become LEED Certified.Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Program Prerequisites

MAT120 Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121 Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra (3) OR

Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-5

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PP MAT120 or
MAT121 or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra
RC CNS101 Construction and Culture 3
RC CNS175 Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading 3
RC CNS180 Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
FYC ENG101 or
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
RC CNS181 Cost Estimating I 3

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
Math MAT150 or
MAT151 or
College Algebra/Functions or
College Algebra/Functions or
College Algebra/Functions
RC CNS243 Heavy Construction Equipment, Methods, and Materials 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108 or
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL or
Technical and Professional Writing
NS PHY111 General Physics I 4
RC CNS130 Computer Aided Design and Drafting 3

Term 3

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC BLT262 Introduction International Residential Code (IRC) 3
RC CNS270 Construction Safety 3
OralComm COM225 Public Speaking 3
RC CNS261 Microcomputers for Constructors 3
RC BLT263 Building Codes 3
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3

Term 4

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC CNS260 Strength of Materials 3
RC CNS263 Electrical Construction Fundamentals 3
SB ECN212 Microeconomic Principles 3
RC CNS201 Construction Management: Office Operation 3
HUM Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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