Construction Management
Associate Degree

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Why This Program

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Management at Northampton Community College equips you to lead complex projects as an effective construction manager and administrator.

Complete the flexible construction management degree in just two years, or work while you study in part-time day or evening courses on our Bethlehem campus. The construction management program prepares you with the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to start your career. It also allows you to save thousands of dollars on a bachelor’s degree: many graduates transfer to a 4-year university like Penn College of Technology.

What You'll Learn

Master every detail of a well-run construction site, from supply management to building processes to supervising large teams. The Construction Management program prepares you to lead a construction site through planning, scheduling, management, ethical, and legal challenges. Gain hands-on experience that will set you apart in professional environments: in your practicum placement, you’ll be estimating proposals, managing equipment, and supervising projects on a worksite.

Program Details

Semesters: 4

Credits: 64

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Locations: Bethlehem

Program Overview:

NCC’s 2-year construction management degree prepares you to read codes and blueprints, plan and schedule building projects, communicate with clients, navigate business law, manage health & safety regulations, and ethically supervise a construction company.


You’ll practice in real-world settings where you’ll take on a variety of construction management roles, gain insight into the challenges of managing a site, and enhance your marketable skills to immediately launch your career after graduation.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The competitively-priced Associate’s Degree in Construction Management is among the most affordable programs in Pennsylvania. Review our tuition and fees breakdown.

Compared to other local programs, you can save up to $40,000 per year on tuition—whether you go directly into the workforce or continue on in a bachelor’s degree program—and you’ll also have access to our outstanding financial aid resources!

Future Career Paths

As a construction manager, you will work from a main office or the field office at your construction site, where you will monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities. The need to meet deadlines and respond to emergencies often requires long hours. Those long hours are rewarded by lucrative salaries: construction managers—especially those who go on to earn a bachelor’s degree—earn a median of over $101,400 per year.

NCC’s career services and transfer options can help you discover why construction management is a growing profession and how you can find your place in this exciting industry. Our graduates have an outstanding track record: 80% are employed in construction, and the remaining 20% are pursuing a bachelor’s degree to grow their earning potential in the construction management field. Find your career path in becoming a:


  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Construction Administrator
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Construction Company Owner
  • Construction Cost Estimators Superintendent
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Specifier
  • Construction Technician
  • Project Manager

Student Spotlight

I chose my major because I have been a part of the Union for 6 years. The best thing about the construction management program has been applying data and tools from my courses to what I am doing in the field. Receiving my recent promotion to an Instructor within my Union has been a goal of mine for many years. To have that come to life has been a dream.

Eric Falcon, Student
Construction Management

Eric Falcon

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