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Construction Management Technology/AAS
The associate degree in applied science in Construction Management Technology program is the only one of its kind in the CUNY system. It prepares students for careers as managers and technicians in the field of construction. All facets of the construction process are studied including construction materials, methods, management and mechanical systems as well as all elements of structural design. Both the public and private sectors are studied from the time the project is conceptualized until it is turned over to an owner. The program combines an emphasis on construction management with components of engineering technology.
This degree includes within its core of construction management courses important components of both mathematics and physics to give the entry-level construction manager a variety of technical skills including an understanding of basic structural analysis and design. Additional technical skills are developed as they relate to building layout (surveying) and materials testing including training for The American Concrete Institute certification as Field Inspector (Level 1) of Fresh Concrete. The students learn to interpret and read construction drawings through a hands-on approach. All technical courses incorporate computers. Computer-aided drawing and building information modeling (BIM) are integrated into the curriculum. Graduates are prepared for immediate employment in every phase of building technology. Occupational titles include assistant construction superintendent, assistant estimator, assistant project manager, surveying technician, construction inspector and CAD technician.
Recent employers of the graduates of this program include numerous general contractors and construction management firms such as Turner Construction, Hunter Roberts, Delta Contracting, Cole Construction, Arnell Construction Co., Slattery Construction Co., BMI Construction, Forest City Ratner Corp., Plaza Construction, Schiavone Construction and Columbia University. Government-related agencies and organizations that regularly employ graduates include the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York City Departments of Transportation.
Applicants are urged to complete at least one year of academic mathematics including algebra, and introductory geometry and trigonometry in high school to avoid delaying their progress in this curriculum.
Other Degree Opportunities
Students who have successfully completed the requirements for the AAS degree are eligible for transfer into the bachelor of technology program in Construction Technology or Facilities Management. Click here for complete descriptions. Students may also continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree at other colleges. Students considering transfer to another college, are urged to consult with the department chairman or transfer advisor as soon as possible in order to select courses which will provide the maximum possible number of potential transfer credits. In all cases, actual transfer of credit depends on the policies of the receiving institution
Approximate Additional Costs other than Tuition and College-wide Fees
|ACI Concrete Field Testing Certification||$140|
GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1
I - REQUIRED CORE (4 COURSES, 14-15 CREDITS)
English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 1121||English Composition II||3|
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)
|MAT 1275 or higher2||College Algebra and Trigonometry||4|
Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)
|General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based
II - FLEXIBLE CORE (3 COURSES, 10 CREDITS)
In addition to the required courses listed below, select one course from any of the other three areas.
World Cultures and Global Issues
|Any Approved Course|
Individual and Society
|Any Approved Course|
|Any Approved Course|
US Experience in its Diversity
Writing Intensive Requirement3
Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.
|PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS||40 CREDITS|
|CMCE 1110||Construction Drawings I||2|
|CMCE 1114||Materials and Methods of Construction I||3|
|CMCE 1211||Construction Drawings II Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD)||2|
|CMCE 1215||Strength of Materials||2|
|CMCE 1221||Construction Management I||3|
|CMCE 1222||Surveying I||3|
|CMCE 1224||Materials and Methods of Construction II||3|
|CMCE 2306||Materials Testing Laboratory||2|
|CMCE 2315||Elements of Structural Design-Steel||3|
|CMCE 2319||Building Service Systems||2|
|CMCE 2321||Construction Management II||3|
|CMCE 2410||Construction Drawings III||2|
|CMCE 2412||Construction Estimating||2|
|CMCE 2416||Elements of Structural Design-Concrete||3|
|CMCE 2421||Construction Management III||3|
|TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES||40|
|TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS||24-25|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE||64-65|
1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.
2 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1275 will be required to take MAT 1175 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4 credits.
3 Students who have already met this requirement may choose an additional mathematics course or another course from any Flexible Core group.