Associate in Applied Science in Construction Management

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology

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. This curriculum also provides good preparation for transfer to a four-year bachelor program in Construction and satisfies much of the requirements for the AGEC-A and Associate in Arts Degrees.

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Construction Management (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3502
Total Credits Required
63-73
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Program Notes

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

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Manage teams as a leader by setting a direction, aligning resources and managing others.
  2. Effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders in a culturally responsive manner.
  3. Formulate and evaluate information to effectively carry out a construction-related plan.
  4. Cultivate an awareness of environmental and cultural impacts at the local, community, and global level during planning and construction phases.
  5. Utilize technical knowledge and skills to achieve design specifications.
  6. Utilize technology and software to create and interpret reports, designs and their elements.
  7. Apply professional and ethical practices.
  8. Collaborate with diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  9. Practice appropriate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards in daily work activities.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON101 Construction and Culture Critical course Gateway course 3
CON181 Cost Estimating 3
CON244 Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading 3
CON252 Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152 or
GTC108
College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or Technical Mathematics II Critical course MAT150 carries the MA Value.
ASU requires MAT be taken in term 1.
MA 3–5
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON106 Foundations of Concrete 4
CON243 Heavy Construction Equipment, Methods, and Materials 3
CON262 Introduction International Residential Code (IRC) FYC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Both ENC211 and ECN212 are required for a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at ASU SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON221 Applied Statics 3
CON241 Surveying 3
CON251 Microcomputers for Constructors 3
CON263 Building Codes 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON100 or
CON138 or
CON140
Introduction to Construction or Introduction to Project Management and Resource Control or Construction Scheduling and Time Management 1–2
CON223 Strength of Materials 3
CON271 Construction Safety OSHA 30 OSHA 30 Card 3
CON273 Electrical Construction Fundamentals 3
COM225 Public Speaking COM 3
Restricted Elective Select any course 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Recommend for students intending to transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at ASU:
MAT206 or PHY111 or
An additional course that carries the HU and C Value.
3–4

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON101 Construction and Culture Critical course Gateway course 3
CON181 Cost Estimating 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON252 Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152 or
GTC108
College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or Technical Mathematics II Critical course MAT150 carries the MA Value.
ASU requires MAT be taken in term 1.
MA 3–5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON244 Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading 3
CON106 Foundations of Concrete 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON243 Heavy Construction Equipment, Methods, and Materials 3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Both ENC211 and ECN212 are required for a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at ASU SB 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON138 Introduction to Project Management and Resource Control 1
CON262 Introduction International Residential Code (IRC) FYC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON221 Applied Statics 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON241 Surveying 3
CON263 Building Codes 3
CON140 or
IND140
Construction Scheduling and Time Management 1

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON223 Strength of Materials 3
CON251 Microcomputers for Constructors 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM225 Public Speaking COM 3
Restricted Electives Select any course 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Recommend for students intending to transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at ASU:
MAT206 or PHY111 or
An additional course that carries the HU and C Value.
3–4

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CON271 Construction Safety OSHA 30 OSHA 30 Card 3
CON273 Electrical Construction Fundamentals 3

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Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

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

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

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Construction Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=147984).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Construction Management program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2020-2021 (Current)    5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019