According to Tony Plath, noted UNCC Construction Economist, the greatest challenge facing the local construction industry is not a lack of projects or the rising costs of materials, but attracting and retaining qualified construction workers. The new Associates Degree in Construction Management Technologies is CPCC's response to the demand for skilled managers in the construction industry.
The two year program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the field of construction management, both residential and commercial. These careers include project management, superintendence, estimating and skilled foreman. Course work will include safety, planning and scheduling, cost control, productivity, human relations, estimating, building codes and construction technical skills. Course also includes Spanish for the workplace along with co-op and intern work experience. Specific course requirements are detailed below.
This degree is designed to provide the novice as well as the skilled trade person the opportunity to move into management from the following areas of specialization:
We have developed a fast track Carpentry Certificate within the Construction Management Degree to fulfill the workforce needs in the construction industry. The certificate requires a full time commitment from the student. It can be completed in one semester and consists of the following courses:
- Introduction to Carpentry
- Carpentry I
- Blueprint Reading for Construction
A Certificate in Project Supervision is also built into the Construction Management Degree. Graduates of the program will find employment in both commercial and residential construction. They should qualify for entry-level positions in construction management.
For More Information
The Construction Management program and the Trades Training are in the ConstructionTechnologies Division. For more information contact the program chair at 704.330.4483 or the division office at 704.330.4408, weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Program counselors can be reached by calling 704.330.4437.