Construction management A.A.S.

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    Construction management A.A.S.

    Get career experience as you earn your associate degree in the only accredited construction management program in Alaska.

Explore the construction management associate degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Learn about the business of construction in the construction management associate degree program at UAA. Developed with help from Alaska contractors and professional industry organizations, this program offers unique opportunities to work in the field and learn from expert professionals. Alumni of the associate degree program are prepared for entry-level positions in a variety of construction management roles.

What you’ll learn in the construction management program
The associate degree program provides a solid foundation of business and industry knowledge, which you can use to start your career in construction management. You’ll learn how to coordinate complex projects, manage and control construction costs and administer contracts. You’ll also learn about developing project schedules, interpreting building codes and ensuring compliance with health and safety standards.

Associated Schools of Construction competition
Each year the Associated Schools of Construction hosts a national competition in Nevada in which teams compete to solve a real-world construction challenge. The UAA team has a proud record of success, taking second place in 2009, first place in 2011 and second and third place in 2016.

Construction management scholarships and financial aid
Get help with tuition and other education costs. UAA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities and other types of financial assistance for construction management majors. Learn more about financial aid opportunities at UAA.

Construction management A.A.S.

Degree Type:

  • Associate

Program Length: Two years

Availability:Anchorage campus

Accredited by: American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

Other program options: B.S. in construction management

Did you know..

According to U.S. News and World Report, construction management is the fastest growing major in the United States.

What can you do with a construction management degree from UAA?

Construction management is rated one of the highest paying jobs in Alaska, and is growing fast with about 1,100 job openings currently in the state. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average salary for graduates of the Associate of Applied Science program is $76,469 five years after graduation.

Construction management careers
When you complete your associate degree you’ll be ready for entry-level construction management roles in the office and out on the job site. Possible career options include:

  • Contractor
  • Construction supervisor
  • Site engineer
  • Building surveyor
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Facilities manager
  • Management consultant

By the numbers..

1-year post-graduation employment rate
UAA Institutional Research, Alaska Department of Labor
5-year post-graduation employment rate
UAA Institutional Research, Alaska Department of Labor

Construction management associate degree program highlights

Earn your associate degree in construction management and open new career options in just two years. UAA’s program offers close connections to the local construction industry and valuable hands-on learning experiences to help you get started:

  • Get on-the-job construction management experience you can apply directly to careers. UAA provides exciting internships opportunities, some of which have included demolition of the Eklutna Dam, reconstruction of Dalton Highway and other road work initiatives as well as work with a local military base. Learn more about internships in the construction management program.
  • Join the UAA Construction Management Club. Club activities include taking part in national construction and design competitions, networking events and more. Visit the construction management Facebook page.
  • Learn from industry experts with professional engineering and construction experience. Faculty professional areas include architecture, civil engineering and construction law. Small class sizes also allow for close mentorship and meaningful collaboration with faculty and fellow students.
  • Work in state-of-the-art facilities. UAA classes are held in computer labs that include state-of-the-art computer and networking technology.

Amazing stories from construction management majors

Without the construction management program I definitely wouldn’t ever be close to where I am now. This has pretty much set up my whole life. It’s a great job in an industry that will never go away.

Jonathan Hornak
B.S. construction management ’09; Project Manager, Cornerstone General Contractors, Inc.

Construction management associate degree program curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science program curriculum covers a wide range of topics including planning and scheduling projects, using CADD for building construction, preparing cost estimates, interpreting construction documents and construction surveying. Supporting courses help reinforce other key skills needed by construction managers, covering areas such as business law, writing and communications, physical geology and basic physics. The associate degree requires a total of 66-67 credits to complete.

Top classes for construction management majors

  • Methods of Building Construction
  • Civil Construction Cost Estimating
  • Codes and Standards
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Mechanical and Electrical Technology