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Construction Management Technology
Program Code: 10-455-4

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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 70 Credits
S. J. Spanbauer Center, Oshkosh
Financial Aid Eligible

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Construction Management Technology associate degree program, you will be prepared to work in residential, commercial, or industrial construction which is one of the largest areas of growth in the nation. You will be prepared for an entry-level position in project management or supervision as an assistant project manager, assistant construction manager, assistant project coordinator, estimator, expeditor, scheduler, safety supervisor, cost engineer, field engineer or project engineer.

Program Description

The Construction Management Technology associate degree program is designed for anyone desiring an entry-level supervisory position in construction. The program prepares you to apply basic principles of building science, project cost control, document management, supervision, human resources, and safety and risk management in industrial, commercial and residential construction. If you have limited construction background, you will benefit from internship experiences; on the other hand, if you have appropriate learning/work experience, you may receive credit for prior learning.

You will study building materials and methods; estimating, scheduling and planning; cost accounting; computer-integration; supervision; oral and written communication; contract relations; and human dynamics. Coursework is available in a mix of traditional classroom, flexible open lab, and internet formats.

Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Note: An ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 65 or greater or successful completion of Program Prep Math is required to take College Technical Math 1A, which is a corequisite to all Technical Studies courses.

An ACCUPLACER Reading score of 54 or greater or successful completion of Program Prep Reading and an ACCUPLACER Sentence score of 83 or greater or successful completion of Program Prep Writing is required to take Intro to Construction Management, which is a corequisite to all Technical Studies courses.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Construction Management program at FVTC will be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge--use technical knowledge of building materials, systems and processes to provide for cost-effective management.
  • Interpret and analyze technical information--interpret and analyze graphic and written information found in prints, specifications, building codes, regulations, manufacturers' data and other contract documents.
  • Estimate and manage construction costs--assist with budget preparation and administration from project conception through completion.
  • Schedule projects--assist with the determination of human, physical and financial resources necessary for project activities.
  • Communicate professionally--communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and regulatory officials.
  • Manage construction personnel--work with subcontractors, suppliers and field staff to ensure timely, cost-effective project completion.
  • Comply with established safety measures--participate in the execution of a company safety plan--following OSHA guidelines.
  • Apply accounting principles--understand finance and accounting functions necessary to work within budget and assist with project buyout, management and cost accounting.
  • Participate in document control--assist with the preparation, tracking and maintenance of change orders, purchase orders, RFI's, submittals and other construction documents.
  • Use software that supports construction technology--use popular construction software to manage and communicate information.
  • Comply with contractual and regulatory obligations--be knowledgeable of legal aspects of construction to the degree necessary to comply with contractual and regulatory requirements of projects.

Program Offered at This Location
  • Oshkosh S. J. Spanbauer Center—3601 Oregon Street

  • Helpful High School Courses
    Mathematics, building science, computer basics, keyboarding, Microsoft Office Suite, and oral and written communication courses are helpful.

    Contact Us

    For additional information, contact Rich Cass at (920) 232-6018 or visit the Construction Management Technology Web site.

    For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.

    Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?

    Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
    If you have questions, contact your advisor.

    2014-15 Educational Program