NCC's Construction Management program covers the essentials such as codes and blueprint reading, but also includes business law, ethics, planning and scheduling, and other important management tools. The courses provide students with the core progressive threads of construction management: leadership and supervisory, health & safety, legal & ethical, effective communication and public relations. The required practicum gives students the opportunity to perform various functions, gain insight into the challenges of managing a site, and enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The Associate in Applied Science degree may be completed in the day or evening, or on a part-time or full-time basis; a few courses may not be offered in the evening every semester.
Careers in Construction Management
Many construction managers work from a main office, but most work out of a field office at the construction site, where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities. The need to meet deadlines and respond to emergencies often requires long hours. Construction managers will be needed as overall construction activity increases over the coming decade. Those with a bachelor's degree in construction science, construction management, or civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, will have the best job prospects.
Construction Management Career Paths
- Construction Technicians
- Construction Managers
- Construction Administrators
- Construction and Building Inspectors
- Construction Cost Estimators Superintendents
- Project Managers
- Construction Company Owners
- Construction Equipment Operators
- Code Enforcement Officer
- Construction Specifier
Degrees We Offer
- Associate in Applied Science | 2 years
- This entire program can be completed at our Bethlehem Campus
If you are a Northampton Community College student living outside of Pennsylvania or intending to complete an internship or clinical placement outside of the state in a NCC program leading to professional licensure, you should review requirements on the state board website to make sure that the program qualifies.
Licensure requirements vary from state to state and you may require additional authorization from the professional licensing agency in that state. Participating in a program from outside of Pennsylvania, if not properly authorized by that state's professional licensing board, could result in loss of licensing eligibility. If you need help or have questions, please contact the Program Director for more information.Program Details view official course information in our 19-20 college catalog Program Map View Your Suggested Semester Map (PDF)