Construction Management, Associate in Applied Science



Program Code: 0375

Program Requirements

General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
Additional General Education Courses 1,212
Required Program Core
BUSINES 181Financial Accounting4
BUSINES 269Principles Of Management3
CIS 120Introduction to Computer Applications3
432CMGT 601Introduction to Construction2
432CMGT 602Methods of Building Construction3
432CMGT 603Building Materials and Testing3
432CMGT 604Blueprint and Specifications3
432CMGT 605Construction Cost Estimating3
432CMGT 606Construction Contracting Specs3
432CMGT 607Construction Scheduling/Management3
432CMGT 608Project Management3
432CMGT 609Construction Safety II3
ENGLISH 107Report Writing3
332TECH 449Professional Development2
Program Electives
Students should meet with a College Advisor for selection of elective courses.9
Total Hours65

Select an additional 12 hours of general education courses from Communications, Fine Arts & Humanities, Mathematics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Physical & Life Sciences.


At least one course must meet the Human Diversity (HD) requirement


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a degree in Construction Management. If the pathway is followed as outlined, student will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Courses may be substituted within the indicated categories (except Communications courses).

This pathway is a suggested set of courses that will allow you to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Management degree from the City Colleges of Chicago. This degree is required for construction managers. Construction management and technology is a broad field and this degree will prepare you for well-paying management positions.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
BUSINES 111 Introduction To Business 2 3
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
432CMGT 601 Introduction to Construction 2
432CMGT 602 Methods of Building Construction 3
Any Art, Music, or Theater Art course 1 3
Semester 2
432CMGT 603 Building Materials and Testing 3
432CMGT 604 Blueprint and Specifications 3
Mathematics or Life Sciences or Physical Sciences course 1 3-4
BUSINES 181 Financial Accounting 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
Semester 3
Additional General Education course (HD) 1 3
432CMGT 605 Construction Cost Estimating 3
432CMGT 606 Construction Contracting Specs 3
ENGLISH 107 Report Writing 3
BUSINES 269 Principles Of Management 3
332TECH 449 Professional Development 2
Semester 4
432CMGT 607 Construction Scheduling/Management 3
432CMGT 608 Project Management 3
432CMGT 609 Construction Safety II 3
Elective 2 3
Elective 2 3
 Total Hours65-66

General Education Requirements


Students should meet with a College Advisor for selection of elective courses.

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Job Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$51,515
Median 50th Percentile$95,702
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$136,835

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$25
Median 50th Percentile$46
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$66

Annual Job Openings

567 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less42.74%
A certificate27.04%
Some college7.84%
An Associate degree11.88%
A Bachelor's degree10.49%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

10.49% continue their education beyond an associate degree