Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog


Construction Management, AAS

Location(s): Ankeny

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Construction Management Technology is a five-semester Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program. Students who complete the one-year Building Trades diploma program can obtain their AAS. degree by completing an additional three terms of coursework in general education and management. This program is designed to prepare students for management/supervisory positions in the building, manufacturing, and maintenance industries. The graduates of this program will be trained to plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate activities concerned with the construction/maintenance of structure facilities and related systems.

Program Details

Pathway: Building Trades & Transportation

More information on this Pathway.

Students start this program Fall semester

Program Graduation Requirements

To earn a Construction Management AAS, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • Select 3 credits from AAS Degree Core Distributed   Credits: 3
  • Select 5 Credits from Option 2 Credits: 5
  • Select 5 Credits from Option 3 Credits: 5

Semester 4

Semester 5

Total Credits Required to Complete this Award - 79*

*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$193.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
Books (approximate) 475 300 150 650 600
Supplies 30        
Tools 350        

Approximate total cost for the program:$17,802 **

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Accomplish organizational objectives by directing the efforts of employees.
  • Use technology for communication, business applications, web applications, and persentationto individuals and groups.  
  • Keep records of people contacted, points discussed, and follow-up promised.
  • Listen carefully for what is needed by others.
  • Prioritize and delegate work tasks on a daily basis.
  • Evaluate the work performance of others.
  • Use leadership skills to motivate the efforts of employees and work teams.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of financial statements. 

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Communicate effectively with clients and company personnel.
  • Ability to use technology for communicaion, business applications, web applications.
  • Apply knowledge of contract and agency law
  • Read and understand financial statements.
  • Plan and organize work tasks.
  • Accurately calculate business and financial math problems.
  • Plan and organize work tasks.
  • Accurately calculate business and financial math problems
  • Apply knowledge of methods and importance of delegation.
  • Apply knowledge of managerial functions (planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling)
  • Speak effectively before groups.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?

  • Classes for students who state Fall term have a Spring term that is divided into 10 weeks and 5 weeks.  During the 10 weeks, the students complete studies in forming, trim, frafting, and CAD.  The 5 week session of the Spring term is when construction of our house project begins and will end at the completion of the Summer session.  
  • There may be much satisfaction from producing a finished project.
  • You should be prepared to work outside in good and bad weather.
  • Your work is often seasonal.
  • Construction work is sometimes dangerous and often noisy and dirty.
  • Opportunities for self-employment are very good.
  • Students must provide their own transportation to the construction site.
  • There is a DMACC Carpenter’s Union Labor agreement that will allow a graduate of the program to drop one year from the apprenticeship program.
  • Average hourly wage: $43.00 (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Program Competencies

  1. Demonstrate the ability to measure accurately
  2. Demonstrate knowledge needed to safely operate stationary machines and hand and/or power tools
  3. Estimate the amount of materials needed to construct a building by reading the working drawings
  4. Describe the application of various building materials
  5. Practice job site safety procedures
  6. Demonstrate the construction process, including the selection of material and layout, for floor systems, wall systems, and ceiling systems   
  7. Demonstrate the following skills: job seeking, problem solving, listening, writing, positive interpersonal relationships, effective conflict resolution, and leadership skills
  8. Adopt motivational strategies to optimize the performance of employees for the benefit of the organization
  9. Interpret financial and statistical data to support decisions
  10. Interpret the legal aspects of various industries as it relates to a manager’s role in an organization


Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Executive Campus Dean’s office, the Executive Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at Academic Pathway website.(2024)

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