The degree will prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in the field. Upon completion of a baccalaureate degree, they will have the necessary skills and knowledge to enter careers in construction, operation and/or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure. Graduates of this program will have technical and analysis skills from consideration of complex projects and systems that will position them for success in many fields.
In addition to acquiring the general education competencies, upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
Interpret and effectively utilize construction and construction-related documents including reference materials, contracts and specifications.
Understand and conduct quantity take-off processes using manual mathematical models/techniques and takeoff software.
Estimate construction costs for bidding and other purposes and assess the appropriateness of various construction methods, materials and environmental systems in specific situations.
Understand the theory and use of construction tools and/or equipment, including those related to testing and measurement.
Demonstrate manual and computer drafting skills.
Display the knowledge and skills required in the planning and management of a construction project including use of project software.
Identify and resolve problems related to aspects of construction management.