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Associate Degree in Building Construction Management

College of Professional & Continuing Education

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Program Description

The Associate degree in Building Construction Management (ABCM) provides instruction in the core principles of construction management, including scheduling, surveying, CAD, estimating, programming, codes and contracts. Courses are taught by instructors with first-hand experience in the construction industry.

The program offers a number of important benefits, including:

  • Evening courses that allow you to pursue your degree while still being able to work full time and meet your personal obligations.

  • The ability to transfer up to 32 credits into the program from prior educational and professional experiences. Depending on the number of credits transferred, you can complete the degree in as little as three years on a part-time basis.

  • Access to all of Wentworth’s resources and support services, including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.

  • Program Objectives

    By completing the Associate Degree in Building Construction Management at Wentworth, you will:

    • Be prepared for immediate employment or for Wentworth’s bachelor’s programs in building construction management and project management.
    • Graduate with a foothold in the construction industry and ready to design, build and prepare basic building and contract services.
    • Be equipped to work on large commercial projects as well as residential construction. Representative job opportunities include job supervisors, inspectors, estimators, office managers and field superintendents.
    • Boost your earning potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary in Massachusetts for estimators was close to $70,000 in 2010, with 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.
  • Admissions Requirements & Tuition

    Applicants to the Associate Degree in Building Construction Management program should have a minimum of three years of work experience. Other admissions requirements include:

    • Online application
    • Current resume 
    • Official high school or GED transcript
    • Official previous college transcripts 
    • Online math placement exam (if necessary)

    Tuition: 

    • $475 per credit hour
  • Start Terms

    • Spring 2018
    • Summer 2018
    • Fall 2018
  • Program Curriculum

    This 64-credit program encompasses the following required courses and electives. 

    • Construction Methods
    • Contracts & Codes
    • Construction Graphics
    • Basic Building Services
    • Construction Estimating 
    • Construction Project Scheduling 
    • Construction Safety & Risk Management
    • Structural Design 
    • Construction Surveying
  • Program Notes

    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.

Program Curriculum

  • FIRST YEAR

    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)
  • SECOND YEAR

    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)
  • THIRD YEAR

    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)

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