Construction Trades: Construction Management

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Construction Management is designed to provide individuals in the construction industry work-ready skill sets in management, leadership, motivation, oral and written communications, problem solving, planning and scheduling, cost awareness and production control, sustainability, time management, and OSHA safety. The skills acquired prepare individuals for a productive career in the construction industry as a foreman, manager, project manager, and owner. The program provides students a career pathway for entry into the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Management.

Details

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Construction Trades: Construction Management (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5595
Total Credits Required
20-23.5
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Formulate and evaluate information to effectively carry out a construction-related plan.
  2. Manage teams as a leader by setting a direction, aligning resources and managing others.
  3. Effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders.
  4. Cultivate an awareness of environmental and cultural impacts.
  5. Utilize technical knowledge and skills to achieve design specifications.
  6. Utilize technology and software to create and interpret reports, designs and their elements.
  7. Apply professional and ethical practices.
  8. Collaborate with diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  9. Practice appropriate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards in daily work activities.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON117 Interpersonal Skills, Issues and Resolutions in Construction Critical course Gateway course 2
CON100 or
(CON138 and
CON140)
Introduction to Construction or (Introduction to Project Management and Resource Control and Construction Scheduling and Time Management) 2
CON251 Microcomputers for Constructors 3
CON271 Construction Safety 3
ABC120 or
MEC120 or
PNT120
Basic Calculations for Construction or Basic Calculations for Construction or Basic Calculations for Construction High School GPA of 2.6 or above OR placement exam if no GPA available 0–1.5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON181 Cost Estimating 3
CON244 Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading 3
CON252 Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
CNS290AA or
CNS290AB or
CNS290AC or
CON298AA or
CON298AB or
CON298AC
Construction Internship or Construction Internship or Construction Internship or Special Projects or Special Projects or Special Projects 1–3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON117 Interpersonal Skills, Issues and Resolutions in Construction Critical course Gateway course 2
CON271 Construction Safety 3
ABC120 or
MEC120 or
PNT120
Basic Calculations for Construction or Basic Calculations for Construction or Basic Calculations for Construction High School GPA of 2.6 or above OR placement exam if no GPA available 0–1.5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON100 or
(CON138 and
CON140)
Introduction to Construction or (Introduction to Project Management and Resource Control and Construction Scheduling and Time Management) 2
CON251 Microcomputers for Constructors 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON181 Cost Estimating 3
CON244 Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
CON252 Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
CNS290AA or
CNS290AB or
CNS290AC or
CON298AA or
CON298AB or
CON298AC
Construction Internship or Construction Internship or Construction Internship or Special Projects or Special Projects or Special Projects 1–3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Construction Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=157748).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020