Construction Management

Students workingIn two years, Southern Adventist University can help you jump-start your construction career with hands-on classes and business skills, all founded in Christian values.
The world needs conscientious, ethical contractors, whose integrity will be a witness to co-workers and customers alike. Are you such a person?
During your first year, you'll help construct a real home. You'll be involved with the foundation, framing, wiring, pluming, and more. By your second year, you'll be combining this practical experience with business and management coursework.
Once you've completed your associate's degree, you'll be ready to sit for the following licensure tests:
general contractor
electrical contractor
plumbing contractor


As corporate America moves into office-based jobs, many families are lacking the skills once common for taking care of their own home. Contractor skills are a needed piece in the puzzle of modern society.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction jobs are expected to grow 19 percent between 2011 and 2018.

Course Sequence

Here is the course of study for a typical student in the construction management program. Your schedule may vary slightly depending on whether you enroll during an even or odd year.

AS Construction Management 

First Year—Fall Semester


NOND 101—Southern Connections
TECH 104—Field Engineering (Site Surveying)
TECH 113—Industrial Safety
TECH 151 Intro. to Architectural Drafting & CADD
TECH 156 Masonry, Foundations, and Carpentry I
TECH 262 Construction Contract Administration
ACCT 103 College Accounting
ENGL 101 College Composition 3


First Year—Winter Semester

TECH 158—Masonry, Foundations, and Carpentry II
TECH 255—Construction Estimating
TECH 147—Methods & Materials of Construction
TECH 266—Topics in Construction
PEAC 225—Fitness for Life
BUAD 104—Computers (or CPTE 105/6/7)

Second Year—Fall Semester

TECH 150—Blueprint Reading
TECH 140—Structures Analysis I
TECH 142—Elect, Mech, & Finishes I
Area (B) Religion                                                                                                                                                                       
COMM 135—Intro to Public Speaking
Management or Accounting

Second Year—Winter Semester

TECH 157—Elect, Mech, & Finishes II
TECH 152—Structures Analysis II
TECH 270—Service in Construction
TECH 266—Topics in Construction (if needed)
MATH 107—Survey of Math or Math Elective
Management or Accounting
Area F Behavioral/Social Science

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