Western Nevada College

Construction Management

Bachelor of Technology

The Bachelor of Technology degree in Construction Management provides associate degree students, new students and skilled workers an educational route toward a career as a construction manager or supervisor. The 120-unit program combines knowledge in construction methods, planning and project management with business and supervisory skills. This program allows those who have completed an associate degree in construction technology to progress academically and earn a bachelor's degree. It also allows those already working in the construction field to enroll in an applicable baccalaureate degree program and expand career advancement possibilities. Students must meet with a counselor and be admitted into the program.

Salary: $64,920–$106,110 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average growth; Changes in building technology and policies may increase the need for construction managers.

Good To Know: Construction managers will often work in a field office, on the construction site of buildings, roads or bridges. 64% are self-employed as general contractors.

Contact: Students must meet with a counselor and be admitted into the Construction Management program prior to enrolling in upper division courses.

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 120 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Business and Management Core Requirements 12 Units (Credits)
BUS 101 Introduction to Business  
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
Choose 3 units of the following economics courses:
ECON 100 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Choose 3 units of the following management courses:
MGT 323 Organizational Behavior and Interpersonal Behavior 3
MGT 367 Human Resource Management 3
Program Requirements 60 Units (Credits)
BI 101 Introduction to Building Codes 3
CADD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting 3
CEE 411 Environmental Law 3
CEE 462 Construction Cost Estimating 3
CEE 463 Project Scheduling 3
CEE 464 Construction Law 2
CEE 465 Construction Cost Accounting 2
CEE 466 Construction Management 2
CEE 495 Special Topics 3
CEM 100 Fundamentals of Construction Management 3
CEM 330 Soils and Foundations for Construction 3
CONS 108 Construction Materials and Methods 4
CONS 109 Construction Materials and Methods II 4
CONS 118 Construction Contract Documents 2
CONS 120 Blueprint Reading and Specification 3
CONS 121 Principles of Construction Estimating 3
CONS 205 Construction Site Safety 2
CONS 216 Structural Layout Assembly 2
CONS 281 Construction Planning Scheduling And Control 3
CONS 351 Advanced Project Supervision 3
CONS 451 Advanced Internship in Construction 3
SUR 119 Construction Surveying 3
General Education Requirements 48 Units (Credits)
Capstone Courses 9
English/Communications 9
Fine Arts 3
Humanities 3
Mathematics and Science
a minimum of 4 units in mathematics and 6 units in science
Social Sciences 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution 3
General Electives
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Bachelor of Technology can be found on the Bachelor of Technology page.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year

First Semester: 15 Credits

Second Semester: 16 Credits

2nd Year

Third Semester: 14 Credits

Fourth Semester: 14 Credits

3rd Year

Fifth Semester: 15 Credits

Sixth Semester: 15 Credits

4th Year

Seventh Semester: 18 Credits

Eighth Semester: 13 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The mission of the Bachelor of Technology degree in Construction Management is to prepare students for entry level and mid-level positions within the various construction industry disciplines, and to meet the goals of the Division.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completing the Construction Management Bachelor of Technology program, students will be able to demonstrate:

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