Construction Management Associate Degree Program
03/2020: All programs have been converted to online. Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Rockford Career College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling. Use your time wisely and enroll today. This program was online and continues to be online ONLY
What is Construction Management AAS?
Construction management is a broad and varied field. Generally speaking, construction management is a professional service that oversees the end-to-end aspects of a construction project. Construction management may include oversight of a project’s schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope and function. Individuals in construction management typically have existing professional experience in a given trade and pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree as an avenue to potentially advance their career in their trade. Such a degree has the potential to open new doors and move up the ranks.
What Career Options are Available in Construction Management?
Construction management has many different career options and many different career paths. A career in construction management may include the planning, directing and coordinating of various construction trades projects and you may oversee the work of subcontractors. Construction managers often participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting and implementation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Construction Managers in Illinois are expected to increase 7% between 2016 and 2026.1
How do I Start a Construction Management Program?
Prior to getting into construction management, professionals typically have some experience in a given area of construction, manufacturing or a given trade. To advance in these areas, individuals may choose to pursue a degree program to further their careers. At Rockford Career College, our ONLINE program provides students with an opportunity to continue their studies beyond the diploma level. It is designed for people who already have 50 credit hours in a skilled trades concentration, such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).
Students complete general education courses such as College Math, Oral and Written Communication, Critical Reading and Thinking, History of American Government, Introduction to Psychology, and Ethics and Life Science. Skilled trade courses include Project Planning and Contract Management, Quality Control and Project Supervision, and Crew Leadership and Safety.
This online program could be completed in the comfort of your own home or our campus computer labs. Once you have earned your diploma, you could either start the associate program immediately or wait until you have started working. Some employers may even offer tuition assistance programs!
Our Construction Management program is designed to provide existing trades professionals with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and advance their careers by earning a degree. In order to be admitted to the program, you must hold a certificate or diploma in a trade or have approved skilled trades work experience.
Why Choose Our College?
For over 150 years, Rockford Career College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.
We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention, unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors, who have real-world experience in their field. Most programs have highly hands-on classes so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. Some programs also offer an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work.
We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for jobs with room for growth.
We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.
All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.
Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
Program length – 10 months
100% of the program is online
1onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9021.00, retrieved 5/5/2020
This program includes courses in construction management, best practices and procedural issues facing today’s trades and construction management professional. General education courses are included to meet the requirements of an associate degree program. This program also includes a course in digital communication strategies that provide you with an opportunity to explore current social media and its use in a professional setting.
Construction managers plan, direct and coordinate various construction trades projects, often overseeing the work of subcontractors. Construction managers often participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting and implementation.
As the economy improves and construction picks up, trained managers will be more and more in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts 70,100 new construction mangers will be needed between 2014 and 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16
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