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Construction Management

Find your career or move up the ladder with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Management or certificate in drafting, estimating or fundamentals.

Construction Management student with blueprints

We offer 4 cutting-edge paths into the construction industry – get an AAS in Construction Management, a certificate in Construction Management Fundamentals, a mini-certificate in Estimating or a certificate in Architectural Drafting. Take the next move to an exciting career as a(n): construction estimator, surveyor, field supervisor, sub-contractor, materials specialist, or energy analyst. Start making a direct impact on your community today!

What You'll Learn

During your studies in the Construction Management AAS program, you'll learn innovative skills in:

  • Energy technologies
  • Building practices and materials
  • Estimating, scheduling, and hands-on surveying
  • Building codes
  • Print reading
  • Contracts and legal information

CIP 460412 (CSB6)

Students completing the AAS in Construction Management degree have prepared themselves for supervisory/administrative roles within the construction/energy industry. The curriculum incorporates coursework in energy technologies, architectural principles, business, and construction technology.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (16 credit hours)
4 Credits OR higher
Restricted Electives:

Choose three credit hours from the following GT courses: ANT, ART, GEO, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, POS, or

Total: 63 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. Thisinformation gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

CIP 460412 (CST7)

The Construction Management Fundamentals certificate introduces students to residential and commercial print reading, covering the interpretation and reading of construction prints and related documents as used within the building trades industry. This certificate also covers basic construction estimating. Students will develop skills in estimating the amount and cost of various constructions and will demonstrate these skills by making estimates of materials and labor quantities and the cost of representative types of construction.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (3 credit hours)
Restricted Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

Choose 3 Credits from the following courses:

3 Credits OR

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

CIP 460412 (CONE)

The Construction Estimating program introduces students to residential and commercial print reading, covering the interpretation and reading of construction prints and related documents as used within the building trades industry. This certificate also covers construction estimating. Students will develop skills in estimating the amount and cost of various constructions and will demonstrate these skills by making estimates of materials, labor quantities, and the cost of representative types of construction.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (4 credit hours)
Total: 16 Credit Hours

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

CIP 150101 (DRA2)

The Architectural Drafting Certificate provides the educational background and basic technical training necessary for the student to seek employment within one of the area architecture firms. Students will be prepared for a variety of entry level positions that include Draftsperson or Computer Aided Design Technician. Refer to your catalog for basic skills assessment required for this program.

Any student who has an interest and feels he/she can profit from the program may enroll.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • An interview is usually held by the program chairperson with the prospective student to determine the student's interest and desire and to discuss the purpose of the program with the student.

Program Requirements

Electives (3-4 credit hours)
4 Credits (recommended)OR
  • or ART GT course AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4 or CAD or AEC courses
Total: 28-29 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

Job Potential

Build a solid foundation while we prepare you with the best skills for employment. With Colorado's increasing population, an AAS in Construction Management can open doors to a number of careers right here in your community. Some of the exciting career paths include: