The Classroom Experience

"In one of my classes we counted it all up and we had over 200 years of construction experience in the room at one time.  I don't think there are a lot of other schools that have that to offer." 

Jeff Krebs, BBCM Class of 2014

Associate in Applied Science

Building Construction Management

two construction managers viewing project

The Associate degree in Building Construction Management (ABCM), offered through the College of Professional and Continuing Education at Wentworth Institute of Technology provides basic instruction in the core principles of construction management.

Many of our instructors work as leaders in the region's construction industry, bringing a wealth of hands-on experience to match their theoretical expertise. They create a classroom environment in which there is a high level of interaction and design coursework that ties in current issues and challenges in the industry.

Graduates of Wentworth's ABCM program are qualified for professional roles in the construction management industry, such as a field supervisor, estimator, or inspector, and may also move into Wentworth's bachelor's degree programs in Building Construction Management or Project Management. The Bureau of Labor statistics reports that estimators' median annual salary in Massachusetts was close to $70,000 in 2010, with much faster than average projected job growth of 36% nationally through 2020. Inspectors' median annual salary in Massachusetts was close to $54,000 in 2010, with 18% projected national job growth, which is faster than average.

The ABCM program's convenient evening format allows adult learners to pursue their degree while still being able to work full-time and meet their personal obligations. Students may transfer up to 32 credits into the program from prior educational and professional experiences.  Depending on the number of credits transferred, students can complete the ABCM degree at Wentworth in as little as two years on a part-time basis.

This program is in candidate status with the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

For tuition information, click hereTo view the current academic schedule, click here

Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should

  • Be 22 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience

Curriculum Requirements

Year One

Semester one

  • BLDG1100: Construction Methods (4)
  • MATH1005: College Math A (3)

Semester two

  • BLDG1050: Contracts & Codes (4)
  • MATH1035: College Math B (3)

Semester three

  • BLDG1015: Construction Graphics (4)
  • MATH1065: College Math C (3)

Year Two

Semester one

  • BLDG1900: Basic Building Services (4)
  • ENGL1050: English Composition (3)

Semester two

  • BLDG1500: Construction Estimating (4)
  • PHYS1005: Physics A (3)

Semester three

  • BLDG3200: Construction Project Scheduling (4)
  • BLDG3700: Construction Safety & Risk Management (3)

Year Three

Semester one

  • MGMT418: Management Law (4)
  • BLDG2000: Structural Design (4)

Semester two

  • SURV1000: Construction Surveying (4)
  • ENGL2050: Literature and Composition (3)

Semester three

  • MGMT3050: Leadership & Management (4)
  • ELECTIVE: Humanities/Social Science (lower level) (3)

Degree Total: 64 credits

Program Footnotes:

Students who have earned a Massachusetts State Supervisor License are eligible to receive four (4) credits of advanced standing towards the associate degree in Building Construction for BLDG150 Contracts and Codes. 

Students who complete Wentworth’s non-credit Construction Certificate are eligible to receive eight (8) credits of advanced standing towards the associate degree in Building Construction for BLDG155 Construction Methods and BLDG200 Construction Estimating.

© Wentworth Institute of Technology   |   550 Huntington Avenue   |   Boston, MA 02115   |   617-989-4590