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Construction Management

This program is designed to serve both recent high school graduates with limited experience in the construction field and adults already employed in the building industry who want to prepare themselves for project management and supervisory roles. 

The first year of the program focuses on the skills entailed in the practice of building construction. In addition to the materials and methods of residential and light commercial construction, students study drafting; print reading; electrical and mechanical systems; math; and physics.

In the second year of the program, students acquire the management skills needed for supervisory positions in the building industry. Second-year students take courses in construction project management; estimating; field engineering and surveying; small business management and business law; and basic structural engineering and safety.

Graduates of the program qualify for a range of positions in the construction field: small business owners, building materials representatives, construction supervisors, estimators, and entrepreneurs. Some students may decide to further their education in management, architectural, or civil engineering. Graduates who expect to run their own construction companies are encouraged to explore continuing their educational path in Vermont Techís bachelorís degree program. 

Students with an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Practice and Management will be able to:
  • Communicate construction materials and methods using graphical symbols, drafting practice, and CAD
  • Effectively communicate technical instructions and building details using written and spoken English
  • Use computers for computation, research, documentation, and communication
  • Identify building components and materials
  • Demonstrate and model industry accepted (OSHA) safety practices
  • Understand a load table and choose proper materials for structural members
  • Create and administer construction schedules
  • Operate a TotalStation to establish points, elevations, survey distances, building, and road layout
  • Write a business plan
  • Complete quantity takeoffs in residential and commercial construction
The normal number of credits required for the associate degree is 69.

First Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
CPM 1000  Freshmen Seminar
1
CPM 1010  Electrical/Mechanical Systems
3
CET 1031  Engnrng/Survey Comp Apps I
3
CPM 1022  Construction Graphics II
1
CPM 1021  Construction Graphics I
1
CPM 1111  Commercial Construction Systems
4
CPM 1031  Residential Construction Systems
3
MAT 1210  Principles of Mathematics
3
CPM 1032  Construction Lab
2
PHY 1030  General Physics
4
ENG 10XX  English
3
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective
3
Select one:


18
MAT 1100  Mathematics for Technology
3


MAT 1420  Technical Mathematics
5



16-18




Summer Semester



CPM 2801  Summer Internship
0

Second Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ACC 1020  Survey of Accounting
3
BUS 2210  Small Business Management
3
BUS 2440  Introduction to Business Law
3
CPM 2030  Elementary Theory of Structures
4
CPM 2010  Construction Estimates
3
CPM 2730  Construction Seminar & Project
4
CPM 2020  Construction Project Management
3
ENG 2080  Technical Communication
3
CPM 2050  Construction Mgmnt Software
2
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective
3
CPM 2060  Field Engineering
3

17
CPM 2802  Internship Review
1


Optional:



CPM 2720  Construction Supervision
1



18-19