Length of Program: 95-105 Credits Completion Award: A.A. Degree
The 90 credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepare students for entrance into baccalaureate programs in Construction Management. Construction Management is a Major Related Program where by baccalaureate institutions in Washington State have agreed to the first two years of course requirements to prepare for admission in the junior year. Construction Management is also an excellent major for graduate work in business, engineering and law.
Construction Management — What is it?
Construction Management combines the study of business and construction. Construction Managers work directly with architects, engineers, city planners, inspectors, electricians, plumbers, painters and other subcontractors to oversee and coordinate all aspects of building structures, roads and bridges. Construction Managers plan projects, estimate and manage costs, hire technical building experts, schedule and coordinate work, monitor quality and safety—all within time deadlines and budgets. In addition, Construction Managers must closely with government officials to follow government laws, regulations and building codes.
Areas of Study in Construction Management:
Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Accounting, Economics, Personnel Management, Project Management, Estimating, Building Materials, Building Codes, Government Regulations, Public Policy and Professional Ethics.
Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management?
Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management develop the knowledge and skills to work as general contractors, construction managers, project managers, estimators and foremen. Construction Managers need to develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, project coordination, time management, mathematical and communication skills to be successful in this field.
Potential employers include:
Construction Companies, Engineering Firms, Government Agencies, Real Estate Developers, Consulting Firms and Self-Employment. For more, please visit Career Counseling.
Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
An Associate Degree from Shoreline makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.