Construction Management

Construction Managers fill a variety of roles within the construction project. They may be on the job site or in the office. Whatever their specific activity, they are actively engaged in managing the increasingly complex and technical process of construction. Entry level positions include assistant estimator, assistant project manager and site engineer. With additional education and experience.

This Construction Management associate's degree is appropriate if you plan to work in construction management firms or as office personnel for construction companies.

Degree Requirements 
Class Sequences 
Course Descriptions

High School Preparation

 

Certificate Requirements 

Salaries:

Entry Level with associate's degree: $32,850
Entry Level with  bachelor's degree: $42,900
Average with experience: $72,260
Senior Level: $136,670

From U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2005

Employment Possibilities:

Construction Manager
Field Engineer
Estimator
Project Manager
Developer
Facilities Manager
Professor
Building Inspector
Property Assessor

Gainful Employment Information
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Contact Information


Jane Ostergaard, Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1048, (630) 942-2331

Alison Greene, Program Advisor
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2969

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1054, (630) 942-2599

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

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