Construction Management

You don’t have to look far into your cityscape to notice that we are in the middle of a construction boom. Besides skilled trades, there is a growing demand for people who can lead and manage construction projects. The Construction Management program offers students important administrative and personnel skills to become successful project managers, superintendents, estimators and more. Some the skills covered include reading and interpreting drawings, estimating costs, sequencing work activites and applying technology to measure results. Students can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer (Fall preferred). Consult program instructor or counselor for details.


Certificate of Completion: 
4 quarters
70 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
6 quarters
90 Credits
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$49,900
Projected Growth: 
43%
Annual Job Openings: 
1,430

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Saturday

Evenings, Hybrid


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

 Jeffrey Pulliam, PMP, MPM


Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • Take the Accuplacer test with a score of 235 or higher before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Course Information

Course Requirements for Certificate:

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
CONST 101* Introduction to Construction and Architecture 2
CONST 103 Introduction to Computers 2
CONST 115 Budgeting and Accounting for Construction Management 5
CONST 140* Construction Plan Reading 3
CONST 160* Materials, Methods and Equipment 3
CONST 183* Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
CONST 185* Civil Construction 3
CONST 202* Quantity Survey and Estimating 4
CONST 225* Contract Administration and Procurement 3
CONST 230* Project Management – Planning and Scheduling 5
CONST 250* Project Safety and Accident Prevention 4
CONST 251* Safety Planning and Administration 3
CONST 260* Project Management – Execution of Work 5
CONST 261* Human Relations for the Construction Industry 3
CONST 266 Advanced Technology for Construction I 2
CONST 267 Advanced Technology for Construction II 2
CONST 269* LEED® Green Associate Preparation 2
CONST 270* Understanding Structural Design 2
CONST 280* Building Codes 2
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
CONST 262 Labor Agreements (optional) (1)
  Total 70

*Indicates 2.0 grade or higher required in each course.

Course Requirements for AAS Degree: Elective Courses (5 credits required)

Course # Course Title Credits
CONST 105 Spanish for Construction Supervisors 3
CONST 171 American Architecture History and Design 3
CONST 190 Cooperative Work Experience, Trades 3
CONST 265 Customer Engagement for Construction Proposals 3
CONST 290 Cooperative Work Experience, Construction Management 3
DFTS 113 AutoCAD® - Level I & II 6
DFTS 114 AutoCAD® - Level I 3
DFTS 116 AutoCAD® - Level II 3
DFTS 133 AutoCAD® Architecture Essentials 1
DFTS 135 SketchUp Basics 1
DFTS 136 Revit Architecture Essentials 1
DFTS 137 Revit Architecture Advanced 1
MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II 5
SURS 110 Basic Surveying I 4

General Education Courses (15 credits required):

Course # Course Title Credits
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology or  
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5
  Total 90

Program Outcomes

  • Create schedules and budgets from estimating plans that can be used to keep projects running smoothly. 
  • Demonstrate leadership and problem solving skills in diverse and complex work situations. 
  • Demonstrate responsibility for safety and productivity measures in construction management settings. 
  • Determine personnel, material, and contractor resources necessary to manage construction projects. 
  • Synthesize information from building codes, plans and specifications, and other pertinent industry resources. 
  • Write bids, manage contracts and other construction management documents in accordance with industry best practices. 

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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