AAS in Construction Management Technology
The AAS in Construction Management Technology is a new workforce program at the Plant City campus. This Associate in Applied Science degree is 67 credit hours. It requires 16 credit hours of general education and 51 credit hours of construction management technology program-related courses. Classes are projected to begin the week of September 21st. New students should be advised to sign up for BCN 1001 Introduction to Building Construction and BCT 1081 Introduction to Materials and Methods.
This AAS degree is ideal for students who enjoy creating and building things and/or for current construction field workers who want to advance their careers into construction management positions.
The purpose of the program is to prepare students for employment as a Construction Manager (see Potential Careers section below). The program content includes communication skills, leadership skills, human relations, employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, project planning and design, using construction materials and dealing with contracts and specifications.
The program focuses on the following skills and elements of the Construction industry:
· Basic Principles of Business
· Materials and Methods of Construction
· Reading Blueprints
· Estimating Quantities of Materials
. Working in a Construction Environment
· Construction Project Manager
· General Contractor or Sub-Contractor
· Scheduler or Purchasing Agent
· Real Estate Developer
What does a construction manager do?
Construction managers plan, coordinate and direct a wide variety of construction projects. These projects include building residential, commercial, and industrial structures like roads, bridges, schools and hospitals. The construction manager may oversee an entire project or just part of one. They direct and monitor the progress of construction activities, such as the delivery and use of materials, tools and equipment. They also supervise worker productivity, safety and the quality of construction.
How much do construction managers make?
According to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation’s Labor Market Statistics, construction managers or supervisors’ starting hourly wage in Hillsborough County is $16.33. The average experienced construction supervisors make $24.56 per hour. Getting this degree pays off in the end!
Program Contact Information
Construction Management Technology Instructor
Hillsborough Community College – Plant City
1206 North Park Road
Plant City, FL 33563
Office: PADM 135