Associate Degree in Construction Management

General

Program Description

For a construction enterprise to succeed in delivering a facility on schedule and within budget, it must use techniques and technologies to overcome management challenges. A construction manager accomplishes this delivery while working on a team with diverse interests. Graduates of the Construction Management (CM) Associate of Science program will be prepared with knowledge and skills in estimating, scheduling, and construction of facilities to assist these teams in completing projects.

The scale and scope of this work have expanded to include the approach known as integrated project delivery. This method has increased the responsibility of construction managers to become part of the project delivery team at the outset of the project, and no immediately prior to construction as was once common practice. This increased exposure early in the process requires a management team that has knowledge of design, construction and facility management. Tasks once carried out by other agents working on the project have now become part of the role of construction management technicians with knowledge of green building practices, building information modeling, scheduling, and estimating.

The program provides students with a strong foundation of technical and organizational skills that apply to construction projects from conception to completion. Graduates of the CM program are work-ready!

Programs

  • Associate of Science (AS) in Construction Management

What will you learn?

  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • AutoCAD
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Estimating job costs and needs
  • Designing and analyzing construction documents

Job Outlook

Growth in the construction industry is tied to the health of the economy. As this data shows, this industry is experiencing positive job growth.

  • Construction management jobs are expected to grow 17% by 2018 with jobs for laborers expected to grow by 20%
  • By 2018, 34% of jobs in this career cluster will require post-secondary education and training
  • Between 2012-2015, 800,000 construction jobs were added in the US economy

Career Paths

  • Construction Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Facilities Manager

Your Pathway to Success

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose BFIT

  • Highest Earnings

Our students earn the highest salary after attending compared to students from all two-year private colleges in the state (excluding nursing). *Source: U.S. Dept. of Education's College Scorecard

  • Affordable Tuition

BFIT is one of the most affordable private, non-profit colleges in Massachusetts, and more affordable than all for-profit technical schools in the state. Our tuition costs less than half of the average tuition at 4-year non-profit colleges in Massachusetts.

  • Smaller Classes

With an average class size of just 13 students, students receive individualized attention and thrive in our tight-knit community. Our graduation rate is double the national average for two-year colleges and almost three times the MA average

  • Job-ready Skills

A college degree and hands-on training set BFITgrads apart in the job market. Most of our grads land jobs in their field or continue their education, and some programs have 80% -90% job placement rates.

  • Industry Connections

We partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs prepare students with the right skills for today's jobs. Close employer connections lead to internships, job-shadowing, and careers for our graduates. Over 60 companies attend our annual career fair.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a m ... Read More

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers. Read less