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Building Construction Management (4510)

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Building Construction Management: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)  (4510)

In fall 2016, HACC is offering a fully online two-year associate degree in building construction management that prepares you for the growing demand in construction. Proudly YOURS, we are one of the only schools in the nation to offer this program fully online – and the only community college in Pennsylvania to provide the opportunity to complete the program online in two years.

What can I do with this in the workforce?
According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), construction employment has steadily increased during 2015, rising to the highest level since 2009.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Building Construction Management will prepare you for entry-level positions in the construction and contracting field as a quantity take-off technician and estimator, scheduler, supervisor and construction inspector.

While a background in construction is helpful, it is not necessary. All you need is an interest in managing the construction process. After the building has been designed by the architect, the process of coordinating the construction process begins. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Scheduling
  • Safety planning
  • Estimating
  • Budgeting
  • Contract administration
  • Construction Supervision

What is the average salary?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction management jobs are growing faster than average, ranging in salaries from $59,700-$82,790. indicates that an associate degree in construction management is one of the highest earning two-year degrees with graduates earning more than $70,000 after 10 years.

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What is HACC’s program like?
Upon completion of your two years in this program, you will acquire the general knowledge of the overall construction process. Upon graduating from the program, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate:
    • effective communication, both orally and in writing
    • the ability to estimate quantities and costs for the bidding process in a construction project; schedule a basic construction project and use current technology related to the construction process
  • Interpret construction documents (contracts, specifications and drawings) used in managing a construction project
  • Apply basic principles of construction accounting
  • Discuss basic surveying techniques used in building layout and basic principles of ethics in the construction industry
  • Identify the fundamentals of contracts, codes, and regulations that govern a construction project
  • Recognize
    • basic construction methods, materials and equipment
    • basic safety hazards on a construction site and standard prevention measures
    • basic principles of structural design, mechanical, electrical and piping systems
  • Discuss the application of principles of sustainability to construction

What classes can I take?

We encourage you to:
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.


Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Yes, your credits can transfer to a four-year college or university. In fact, graduates may pursue a bachelor’s degree in Technical Leadership through HACC’s articulation agreement with Bloomsburg University. We have designed our degree programs to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has their own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes at HACC.


Bloomsburg University of PA: Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)

Where can I complete this program?
You can complete program is available at the Harrisburg Campus, as well as through Virtual Learning.

Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are approximately 200 scholarships available for you to earn money for your tuition. Before you submit your applications, please review the application guidelines at

When can I apply?
Anytime! We offer spring, summer and fall classes, and you can submit your application online. When you apply, please include the unique code for the Building Construction Management program. Including program code 4510 on your application ensures you apply to the correct HACC program.

How can I learn more?
To learn more about our program and your career opportunities, please contact an admissions counselor today! With HACC on your side, you’ll have the support you need to achieve your career goals.

Learn more: Listen to our faculty explain and answer questions about the Building Construction Management program.

For questions about the program, contact
department chair Kelley Engle or 717-736-4203.