Construction Management Technology

Construction Management Technology

The Associate Degree in Construction Management Technology is Central Piedmont's response to the demand for skilled managers in the construction industry.

What You Will Learn

The two-year program is designed to prepare you for careers in residential and commercial construction management. These careers include project management, superintendence, estimating, and skilled foremen. Coursework will include safety, planning and scheduling, cost control, productivity, human relations, estimating, building codes, and construction technical skills. Courses also include Spanish for the workplace along with cooperative education (co-op) and internship work experience. The associate degree is designed to provide the novice as well as the skilled trades person the opportunity to move into management from the following areas of specialization:

  • HVAC
  • welding
  • plumbing
  • electrical
  • carpentry
  • masonry

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • navigate the demands of a construction environment, using assessment, reasoning, and logic based decision skills in making a positive contribution to the construction process
  • effectively plan, schedule, and manage a residential or light commercial project
  • develop a reasonable estimate of manpower, materials, and task durations to mobilize the construction process

Graduates will find employment in both commercial and residential construction and should qualify for entry-level positions in construction management as project managers, superintendents, estimators, or foremen.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Our program is approved for workplace learning opportunities while you are in school — Central Piedmont has an entire department dedicated to connecting students with applicable work based learning opportunities such as cooperative education (co-op), internships, and/or apprenticeships. Instead of attending “class” in a traditional classroom, during a workplace learning course you work with an employer in a position directly related to construction management technology for a semester.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

The Details

  • Program Options

    Earn an Associate in Applied Science in construction management technology or choose from several specialized construction management certificates. Some certificates are built into the associate degree to fulfill the workforce needs in the construction industry. The college catalog details the construction management program options currently available at Central Piedmont as well as program eligibility and course requirements. If you would like information on opportunities to transfer associate degree credit to a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Resource Center.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer construction management course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career and College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Construction Management Technology Program Requirements

    For detailed information on construction management course and program requirements, visit the Central Piedmont Community College catalog.

  • Locations

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm where courses are available using Schedule Builder.

  • Course Delivery Methods

    • Classroom/Lab
    • Combined (Classroom/Lab and Online)
    • Online

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm course delivery methods using Schedule Builder.

  • Construction Management Careers

    Graduates will find employment in both commercial and residential construction and should qualify for entry-level positions in construction management as project managers, superintendents, estimators, or foremen. Project managers and construction supervisors are like conductors in an orchestra: they coordinate and manage all the specialty contractors, suppliers, and the budget. Estimators price the work. Entrepreneurs are graduates who start their own companies. An associate degree is necessary to progress upward in management. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed construction management career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

  • Costs and Aid

    Central Piedmont provides real-world, affordable, hands-on education and career training. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont . Financial aid and scholarships are available.

    Construction Management Scholarships

    In particular, students interested in the construction management technology program will have the opportunity to apply for Central Piedmont scholarships sponsored by the following organizations:

    • American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas
    • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
    • National Association of the Women in Construction
    • North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association
    • O.P. & W.T. Crowder
    • Professional Construction Estimators
    • Simonini Builders
    • Hiliary B Wadell
    • Construction Financial Management Association
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