Architectural/Construction Technology Degree, Construction Management Area of Concentration

Associate of Applied Science
Construction manager working in office

This degree program will prepare you to organize, operate, manage, and control the unique and demanding systems, procedures, and services in the construction industry, both on the job site and in the contractor’s office.

Areas of study include cost control, planning, scheduling, controlling and expediting construction, contract bidding and estimating, personnel management, and the overall management of construction operations. This curriculum prepares students for construction management careers in any type or size of construction firm.

Through an agreement with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Montgomery College Management of Construction graduates have the option to continue their education towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management. Courses are offered during the evenings at Montgomery College and The University of Maryland at Shady Grove.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the principles and methods used in the installation of materials and building components including structural, nonstructural, mechanical, and electrical systems.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery of the methods and procedures of reading architectural, structural, and mechanical drawings.
  • Assist a field manager or project manager with basic project administration procedures both in the field and at the office.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery in the computer software and surveying equipment used for project administration, estimating, scheduling, and surveying.
  • Develop a working knowledge of construction estimating and scheduling procedures and the legal implications applicable to a construction project.

Program Advising 

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.

Transfer Opportunities

The curriculum is not designed as a transfer program except to institutions having a construction curriculum. A student seeking a four-year bachelor’s degree must meet with the program coordinator in the management of construction program or the applied technologies department chair to work out a suitable program of study.

Careers

Career possibilities include construction project manager, project superintendent, construction estimator, building inspector, or safety manager/director. Some may require a bachelor's degree.

Curriculum 

Suggested Course Sequence: Management of Construction

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor in the management of construction program.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.

‡ Choose two courses from the following program electives : ACCT 221 , ARCH 101, ARCH 103, ARCH 183 , ARCH 202 , ARCH 203 , ARCH 204 , any BLDG courses, CMGT 274 , CMGT 290 , MATH 165 .



 

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