Construction Management


This program prepares students for a variety of careers in the construction industry and related fields, such as estimators, project managers and schedulers, surveyors, specifiers, quality control supervisors, materials testers, construction materials and equipment salespersons, owners’ representatives and site inspectors. Individuals interested in developing small independent construction contracting businesses will also find this program useful toward achieving that goal. Although designed for career preparation, it also can serve students interested in continuing their studies leading to a bachelor’s degree. Courses within this program utilize the latest industry-standard computer software for project scheduling, construction cost estimating, and contract and specification writing.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Interpret and produce architectural and structural drawings and documents, demonstrating knowledge of various building materials and related building technologies.
  • Describe building methods, construction planning, scheduling and management.
  • Explain how to provide leadership and create & maintain a safe working environment.
  • Utilize computer systems for project planning and management and to produce estimates of probable construction cost, including analysis of costs and benefits.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students are normally required to take the College’s placement tests at the time of entry. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses in addition to the requirements of their program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

To qualify for the A.A.S. degree in Construction Management, a student must complete a minimum of 63 credits as prescribed and attain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ADC 101 - Introduction to Design and Construction   3 credits Tech Comp
ADC 103 - CAD Basics   3 credits Tech Comp
ADC 123 - Construction Print Reading and Specifications   3 credits  
ENGL 101 - English Composition I   3 credits ENGL 101
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design (or higher MATH*)   3 credits Mathematics

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ADC 112 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Properties ADC 103 or ADC 109 3 credits  
ADC 146 - Construction Supervision and Business Practices ADC 101 3 credits  
ADC 163 - Digital Documentation in Architecture and Construction ADC 103  3 credits  
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology*   3 credits  

Social Sciences
Interpretive Studies
Writing Intensive

ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better 3 credits ENGL 102 & Info Lit

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ADC 186 - Surveying ADC 101 3 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ADC 226 - Structures I — Analysis ADC 101 & FNMT 118 or higher 3 credits  
ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes   3 credits  
ADC 236 - Construction Cost Estimating I ADC 101 3 credits  
ADC 212 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Methods ADC 103 or ADC 109 3 credits  
ADC 286 - Building Rehabilitation and Energy Retrofit ADC 101 3 credits  

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ADC 261 - Construction Management and Scheduling ADC 246 3 credits  
ADC 227 - Structures II — Design ADC 226 3 credits  
ADC 237 - Construction Cost Estimating II — Computer Methods & Cost-Benefit Analysis ADC 236 3 credits  
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation   3 credits Natural Sciences
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish or
HUM 101 - Cultural Traditions or
ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning*
For ENGL 115 and HUM 101:  ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Humanities

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


* Students intending to transfer to baccalaureate programs in Construction Management are advised to consult that institution’s requirements in Mathematics, Social Sciences and Humanities.

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.