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|Construction Management - A.S. Degree||60 cr.||100% Online|
|Construction Management - A.A.S. Degree||60 cr.||100% Online|
|Construction Codes & Inspection - Certificate||24 cr.||100% Online|
|Construction Codes & Permitting Specialist - Certificate||23 cr.||100% Online|
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Construction Management prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the construction industry. The curriculum combines basic fundamentals with key courses in applied management, engineering, design and business that are required to manage complex construction projects.
Construction management is an ideal career choice if you have a strong, general interest in building and design plus an aptitude for taking the lead role on big projects from start to finish. As a construction manager, you’ll oversee all phases of a project, from planning to budgeting to production.
Construction Codes and Inspection Certificate is designed to prepare the student for a career as an inspector and/ or plan reviewer in various areas of the construction inspection field, and expand the knowledge of the construction manager or field superintendent on the various components that make up the building code. The student gains the knowledge and develops skills necessary to perform as a construction inspector or plan reviewer in general building code compliance inspection or in specific areas of code compliance, and prepares them to sit for the applicable certified inspector test administered by the International Code Council. It is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Construction Management.
Construction Codes and Permitting Certificate is designed to prepare the student for a career as a permit specialist for a local government, third-party inspection firms, contractors, or design firms. This program will also expand the knowledge of the working permit technicians, inspectors, construction manager or field superintendent on the various components that make up the building code and the permitting process. The student gains the knowledge and develops skills necessary to perform as a permit coordinator and prepares them to sit for the applicable certified permit technician, certified building, and certified residential tests administered by the International Code Council. It is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) in Construction Management.
A Windows PC computer able to use the current MicroSoft Office suite is required for all awards. CMSV1200 requires a Windows PC that is compatible with the most up-to-date requirements for both Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit. Current System Requirements for this computer can be found on the Autodesk website.
This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Seek credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning page to learn more.
A.S. Degree • 60 credits
A.A.S. Degree • 60 credits
|Construction Codes & Inspection
Certificate • 24 credits
|Construction Codes & Permitting Specialist
Certificate • 23 credits
Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings on Handshake. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.
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Working in this field is likely to include both office and construction site work.
Construction inspectors and plan reviewers spend considerable time inspecting worksites, reviewing plans for code compliance, alone or as part of a team. Field inspectors may have to climb ladders or crawl in tight spaces, whereas plan reviewers spend time in office settings and meetings. Most work full time during regular business hours.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that construction manager jobs are projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Those with a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, or civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, should have the best job prospects. 34,700 openings for construction managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
Because they often oversee every stage of enormous, complex projects from blueprints to completion, construction managers command excellent salaries. Median annual salary in 2019 neared $95,000. Top earners brought home more than $164,000.
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The Construction Management program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student and alumni success, student projects and field trips, and the accomplishments of our construction management instructors.
As a student in DCTC's Construction Management program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the construction and design industries through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Construction Management students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment in the construction field.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.