May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 
2022-2023 CNM Catalog, Volume 54 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Construction Management Technology, Associate of Applied Science

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School of Applied Technologies (AT)

Construction Management insures the timely, safe and cost-efficient execution of building projects.  Construction managers use advanced software and an in-depth understanding of the construction process and related materials to optimize project efficiency and work in an office as well as outside, on the jobsite.  

CNM Construction Management A.A.S. students acquire a range of skills related to construction project management, from estimating and scheduling to safety, construction surveying, and basic accounting principles.  Designed to be completed in 5 terms, the CM A.A.S. degree also incorporates a core of approved general education courses, making it appropriate for transfer to a 4-year program.

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Educational Option Information

  • This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time
  • This program can be started: First term Construction Management courses are typically offered in fall and spring.  Students may take second term classes in summer if available.
  • Primary course location: Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
  • Special Requirements, if any: Students may be able to get Credit for Prior Learning and experience.  Please consult with department faculty if you wish to explore this option.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

The CM A.A.S. degree also incorporates a core of approved general education courses, making it appropriate for transfer to a 4-year program.

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Career Opportunities

This program is the only accredited Construction Management program in New Mexico, and is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Students are prepared for entry level positions as construction estimators and schedulers, and project engineers.

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

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