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.

Construction Careers and Average Salaries

Find a career in commercial or residential construction. Qualify for entry-level positions in construction management as a project manager, superintendent, estimator, or foreman. 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. Start your own business. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed construction management career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

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