Architectural/Construction Technology Degree, Construction Management Area of Concentration
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.
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.
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.
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.
For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.
Career possibilities include construction project manager, project superintendent, construction estimator, building inspector, or safety manager/director. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
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A suggested course sequence for students follows.
- All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
- Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
- 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
Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. 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.
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- Mathematics Foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- CMGT 100 - Construction Methods and Materials 3 semester hours
- CMGT 110 - Construction Plan Reading 3 semester hours
- CMGT 135 - Construction Field Operations 3 semester hours
- English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- CMGT 190 - Computer Applications in Construction 3 semester hours
- CMGT 210 - Construction Management 3 semester hours
- COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD )
- COMM 112 - Business and Professional Speech Communication 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD )
- General Education Elective 4 semester hours (GEEL)
- CMGT 250 - Construction Surveying 3 semester hours
- CMGT 270 - Construction Estimating 3 semester hours
- CMGT 275 - Construction Planning and Scheduling 3 semester hours
- Behavioral and Social Science Distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
- Program Elective 3 semester hours ‡
- CMGT 280 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3 semester hours
- CMGT 285 - Practical Construction Law 3 semester hours
- CMGT 290 - Professional Practicum 1 semester hour
- Natural Sciences Distribution with Lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
- Program Elective 3 semester hours ‡
* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.
** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.
‡ Choose from the following program electives: ACCT 221, ARCH 101, ARCH 103, ARCH 183, ARCH 202, ARCH 203, any BLDG courses, CMGT 274, CMGT 290, or MATH 165.
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