Construction Management (AAS)

  • School of Professional Studies and Management
  • Type of Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Location: Randolph Center Campus
  • Credit Requirements: 66

With new technology comes new materials, new products, and new implementation techniques. Construction Management is an ideal major if you enjoy a creative challenge and like to see the results of your work. Graduates of this program have found work as supervisors and project managers with construction companies like Dubois & King or PC Construction. Other career paths include equipment sales, heavy machine operators, or consulting work. 

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 more advanced roles.

If you want to expand your career options, consider obtaining a 4-year degree in Construction Management.

A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management will be able to:

  1. Communicate construction materials and methods using graphical symbols, drafting practice, and computer-aided design
  2. Create and oral communications appropriate to the discipline
  3. Use computers for computation, research, documentation, and communication
  4. Identify building components and materials
  5. Demonstrate and model industry-accepted (OSHA) safety practices
  6. Understand a load table and choose proper materials for structural members
  7. Create and administer construction schedules
  8. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control
  9. Create written communications appropriate to the discipline
  10. Complete construction project cost estimates

Due to emphasis on mobility, cooperative projects, and paperless construction management in the program, we recommend a laptop. Electronic textbooks are used frequently. Software, including Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, and AutoCAD, is available to students at little to no cost. A student in this program will need basic construction hand tools such as a tape measure and tool belt.

Careers in Construction Management

Placement Rate
Vermont Tech

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2017 (December 2018)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Construction Managers
Job projections




Projected Employment Growth for Construction Managers, 2016-2026 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Median Pay

2017 Median Pay (Construction Managers) vs. National Median for All Occupations (2017), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'18
  • Whiting-Turner Construction PC Construction Company
  • HP Cummings DEW Construction
  • Maine Drilling & Boring Neil Daniels, Inc.
  • Vermont Testing & Consulting Corp.
  • EIV Technical Services VT Agency of Transportation
  • S.W. Cole Roger Gosslein, Inc.
  • Allegrone Construction Connor Contracting
  • Cutler Associates Defrense Homebuilders
  • Eilers Bros. Trucking & Excavating Inc.
  • Engelberth Construction Greenman-Pedersen Inc.
  • Innovative Construction Solutions
  • J.A. McDonald Inc. K&E Electric
  • McCorrmick Kitchens National Life
  • Naylor and Breen Builders Neagley & Chase Construction
  • New England Air Systems Nye Lawn Care
  • Parsons Bricknerhoff Peak Construction Management
  • Pike Industries R.W. Irvine & Sons
  • Riverside & Pickering Marine S. D. Ireland
  • Summit/Catamount The McKernon Group
  • The Remodeling Company Tietgens Trucking & Excavation
  • TLC Gardening Town of Ferrisburgh
  • Trumbull-Nelson Construction
  • Project Manager Assistant Supervisor
  • Project Engineer Concrete Tester
  • Assistant Project Manager Bridge Inspector
  • Concrete Technician Road Foreman
  • Road Engineer Laborer
  • Project Engineer Operator / Jr Estimator
  • Construction Estimator Construction Consultant
  • Building Designer Grade Foreman
  • Field Engineer Electrician
  • Grounds Crew Project Coordinator
  • Project Engineer Construction Manager
  • Soil Tech Construction Inspector Tech
  • Assistant Foreman Project Superintendent
  • Supervisor Quality Control
  • Commercial Carpenter Carpenter
  • Assistant Superintendent Project Engineer
  • Superintendent

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