The Construction Project Management AAS degree is designed to address the increasing demand for formally trained project managers, estimators and field personnel. The program prepares students for various entry level positions in the construction industry. Construction project management requires highly developed critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to manage individual and team performance and functional oversight of a project life cycle.
Through the use of instructional projects, students learn the tools to become leaders of the construction team, including how to develop and manage schedules and estimates; how to monitor and report on the progress of construction activities to stakeholders; and how to track and control construction costs. Key themes include risk and safety management, ethical and legal implications, and financial decision making. Courses utilize tangible local projects to examine best practices, industry standards and applications with curriculum specifically designed to emulate various jobs performed in the professional work environment. Current industry software is used to create and manage documents for student projects. In addition, service learning projects, site visits, speakers and lab exercises introduce students to industry and community partners with a directed focus on gaining an appreciation for the social and environmental responsibilities that extend beyond creating the built environment.
Arts & Sciences courses round out the course of study, providing students with the analytical, communication and writing skills the industry demands of its professionals. The program also includes a capstone project.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Project Manager; Estimator; Field Engineer
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ames Construction; MG McGrath; Permasteelisa; Lyman Lumber; Veit; Ryan Companies
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.