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Architectural/Construction Technology Degree, Construction Management Area of Concentration

Associate of Applied Science


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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.

We offer three transfer pathways: UMES at Shady Grove (B.S. in Construction Management Technology), Morgan State (B.S. in Construction Management),  and University of Maryland Global Campus (B.S. in Business Administration).

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

We offer three transfer pathways: UMES at Shady Grove (B.S. in Construction Management Technology), Morgan State (B.S. in Construction Management),  and University of Maryland Global Campus (B.S. in Business Administration).


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.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


Suggested Course Sequence: Management of Construction

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.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

* 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 course, CMGT 290, or MATH 165.


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