Construction Trades Management
A.A.S. - Occupational Degree
Provides graduates with the essential skills required of an entry level employee in the construction trades industry. This program is certified with the National Association of Home Builders through the Home Builders Institute and encompasses the National Skills Standards for the Construction Trades.
Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in the construction trades field which will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position in the field and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.
- Demonstrate understanding of how ropes, chains, hoist, loaders, and cranes are used to move material and equipment on a job site (NCCER module 00106-09 – Basic Rigging, subject to revision).
- Interpret and visualize blueprints for plot plans, foundations, framing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, masonry, welding, and details.
- Determine quantities and costs for various construction components.
- Describe the various foundation and framing materials and terminology.
- Identify all basic instruments and tools used in wood framing construction and safety practices pertaining to the use of the instruments and tools.
- Identify suppliers and uses of various types of form hardware and accessories.
- Describe the major stages of construction and the role and responsibility of the construction supervisor in each.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
First Semester: Fall
|TEC 100||Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills||5||Departmental Requirement|
|CTM 105||Blueprint Reading for Construction||3||Major Requirement|
|CTM 123||Building Construction Methods 1||3||Major Requirement|
|ENG 101 or 107||Freshman Composition/GE||3||GE- Composition|
|CIS 120||Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended)||3||GE- Additional Courses|
Second Semester: Spring
|CTM 110||Construction Estimating||3||Major Requirement|
|CTM 124||Building Construction Methods 2||3||Major Requirement|
|CTM 230||Construction Management Field Operations||3||Major Requirement|
|ENG 102 or 108||Freshman Composition/GE||3||GE- Composition|
|MAT 105 or higher||Mathematics for the Applied Sciences or approved higher level math||3||GE- Mathematics|
Third Semester: Fall
|ECT 105||Basic Electricity||3||Departmental Requirement|
|DFT 100||AutoCAD 1 - Drafting||3||Departmental Requirement|
|ACR 101||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 1||3||Departmental Requirement|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended)||3||GE- Social and Behavioral Science|
|ENV 101||Environmental Science/GE (recommended)||4||GE- Physical and Biological Science|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|ECT 115||National Electrical Code||3||Departmental Requirement|
|DFT 102||AutoCAD 2 - Drafting 2||4||Departmental Requirement|
|TEC 165||Employee and Occupational Safety||3||Departmental Requirement|
|PHI 105||Ethics/GE (recommended)||3||GE- Humanities|