CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (associate of applied science)
Dunwoody’s Construction Project Management associate’s degree is specifically designed to address the demand for construction project managers, estimators, and field engineers. In just two years, you will learn the technical skills necessary for a successful and rewarding career in the construction industry.
PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE: 100%
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Experience Construction Project Management at Dunwoody
Dunwoody’s Construction Project Management associate’s degree helps both new students and those already with field experience take their career to the next level.
While at Dunwoody, you will learn best practices and industry standards for planning and executing complex construction projects. Key themes throughout the program include risk and safety management and ethical and legal implications. Through instruction and hands-on training from expert instructors, you will learn how to develop and manage schedules and monitor and report on the progress of build activity.
Your course-load will include classes like:
- Construction Drafting
- Materials, Testing & Construction Methods
- Construction Planning & Scheduling
- Building Codes
- Construction Safety
During your 3rd and 4th semester, you will also complete two capstone projects: one in residential construction and one in commercial construction.
Program graduates are prepared for careers in both residential and commercial construction.
Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Construction Project Management program include:
- Field trips and guest speakers from renowned organizations, including Ryan Companies, Vujovich Design Build, Mortenson Construction, Builders Association Twin Cities, and Associated General Contractors.
- Participation in national competitions, including the annual National Home Builder’s Association (NAHB) Residential Construction Management student competition. Dunwoody placed second in 2016.
- Extensive interactive training and hands-on activities. Throughout the curriculum, basic construction methods are demonstrated with the expectation that you will become aware of the skills necessary to build a project from the ground up.
- Opportunities to study abroad, increasing your exposure to cultural and global design. Previous Construction Project Management students have traveled to Spain and Cuba.
- Student organizations and clubs like the Association of General Contractors (AGC), which serve as fun and valuable extracurricular activities.
- Access to the Construction Lab, which is used for testing construction and siteworks materials and fabrication construction assembling and contains a variety of tools including saws, routers, jointers, sanders and other construction tools as well as aggregate, sand, soil and concrete testing equipment.
- All students lease a laptop loaded with construction software, including a suite of Autodesk products, Microsoft Project and Visio, Takeoff Suite, OnCenter QuickBid, Primavera Project Management Suite, Revu CAD Bluebeam, RSMeans CostWorks, Sage Timberline Accounting and Estimating and more.
Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. A shorter certificate option is also available. Classes within this program are offered during the day and evening. Graduates from the associate’s program are eligible to directly transfer into the bachelor’s completion degree in construction management.
A shorter certificate option is also available.
COMMON JOB TITLES
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
-Assistant Project Manager
Companies that hire our graduates include:
-Grazzini Brothers & Company
-Lyman Lumber Companies
-AMEK Custom Builders
-Bella Custom Homes