Western Nevada College


Associate of Applied Science

The Construction specialization of the AAS Technology degree provides industry-specific training that addresses topics of critical importance to subcontractors, general contractors, superintendents and project managers. Students will study contract administration, coordination, negotiation, quality control and the management of labor resources, equipment and materials.

Salary: $31,210–$57,330 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average growth

Good To Know: Changes in building technology may increase the need for construction personnel. Employment depends on economy and layoffs may occur during times of low construction activity.

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 36 Units (Credits)
BI 101 Introduction to Building Codes 3
CONS 108 Construction Materials and Methods 4
CADD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting 3
CONS 118 Construction Contract Documents 3
CONS 120 Blueprint Reading and Specification 3
CONS 121 Principles of Construction Estimating 3
CONS 205 Construction Site Safety 2
CEM 100 Fundamentals of Construction Management 3
CONS 281 Construction Planning Scheduling And Control 3
CONS 290 Internship in Construction 3
SUR 119 Construction Surveying 3
CONS 109 Construction Materials and Methods II 4
General Education Requirements 24 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirement
Recommended: BUS 107, must include a writing course
Human Relations Requirement
Recommended: BUS 110
Humanities/Social Science Requirements 3
Mathematics Requirement
MATH 126 or higher
Science Requirement 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements 3
General Elective 3
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year

First Semester: 16 Credits

Second Semester: 16 Credits

2nd Year

Third Semester: 14 Credits

Fourth Semester: 14 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Technology is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate they:

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