Building Construction Management - Associate in Applied Science (AAS) (4510)
HACC now offers 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. Also, this program has recently received candidacy status from the American Council on Construction Education (ACCE), which means that HACC is on it's way to receiving full accreditation for this program within the next five years!
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. Get more information on how to become a Contractor here.
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:
- Safety planning
- Contract administration
- Construction Supervision
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- 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
- 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
HACC is in the process of obtaining full accreditation for this program from the American Council on Construction Education (ACCE). Accreditation status comes the recognition that graduates will have for completing a rigorous course of study that meets national standards in construction management education. For more information about this organization, please view their website at www.acce-hq.org.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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For questions about the program, contact
department chair Kelley Engle or 717-736-4203.