School of Professional Studies and Management

Construction Management (AAS)

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 DEW Construction 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. PC software, including Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, and CAD, 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.

Curriculum Details

year
1
year
2

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
8%
Construction Managers
10%
That Translates Into

476,700

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Projected Employment Growth for Construction Managers, 2019-2029 (source: BLS).

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

N/A

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Employers

  • Allegrone Construction
  • Connor Contracting
  • Cutler Associates
  • Defrense Homebuilders
  • DEW Construction
  • Eilers Bros. Trucking & Excavating Inc.
  • EIV Technical Services
  • Engelberth Construction
  • Greenman-Pedersen Inc.
  • HP Cummings
  • Innovative Construction Solutions
  • J.A. McDonald Inc.
  • K&E Electric
  • Maine Drilling & Boring
  • McCorrmick Kitchens
  • National Life
  • Naylor and Breen Builders
  • Neil Daniels, Inc.
  • Neagley & Chase Construction
  • New England Air Systems
  • Nye Lawn Care
  • Parsons Bricknerhoff
  • PC Construction Company
  • Peak Construction Management
  • Pike Industries
  • Riverside & Pickering Marine
  • Roger Gosslein, Inc.
  • R.W. Irvine & Sons
  • S. D. Ireland
  • Summit/Catamount
  • S.W. Cole
  • The McKernon Group
  • The Remodeling Company
  • Tietgens Trucking & Excavation
  • TLC Gardening
  • Town of Ferrisburgh
  • Trumbull-Nelson Construction
  • Vermont Testing & Consulting Corp.
  • VT Agency of Transportation
  • Whiting-Turner Construction

Job Titles

  • 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

Sawyer Josler

• Seamless transition from the VAST program to VTC • Chose Vermont Tech because of location, return on investment, and placement rates • One future goal of his is to work in the vertical construction field
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Ari Goldstein

  • I have a passion for improving buildings and infrastructure
  • I push myself to work harder
  • Vermont has a lot of activities to offer all seasons of the year
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Brian Rossier

  • I am a first-generation college student.
  • I’ve successfully managed the transition from full-time work to full-time student.
  • I have confidently earned my degree in Construction Management.
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Derek Demers

  • I enjoyed spending time in the library and the lab.
  • Problem-solving with other students helped me better understand the work.
  • I was on the Dean’s List.
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