Construction Project Management
Associate in Applied Science
Do you find yourself thinking about how buildings are constructed or imagining what it would be like to be on the job site organizing the construction process? If so, Construction Project Management can provide the skills necessary for a career in this industry.
As you start your two-year degree with Kaskaskia College you will learn the materials and method of residential and commercial construction in addition to blueprint reading. As you gain knowledge regarding buildings construction you will tap in to the world of estimating utilizing various softwares such as Microsoft Excel, Bluebeam Revu and Oncenter On Screen Takeoff.
Once you hone your skills at estimating you will take on scheduling (using Microsoft Project) and estimating a small commercial project. Contracts, Industry terminology and Construction Law is also an important learning experience gained as a part of this degree. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a commonly practiced method of project coordination and delivery taught though a 3D modeling course.
If you are a problem solver who doesn’t want to spend all of your time behind a desk this career will give you a balance of on site visits with the organization of the construction site.
Median annual wages for construction managers in the top industries
- Heavy and civil engineering construction $93,980
- Nonresidential building construction $91,030
- Specialty trade contractors $84,270
- Residential building construction $81,450
What You Can Do
Upon successfully completion of this degree, students will have skills to work in the following fields:
- Project Engineer
- Construction Manager
- Misc. Manager