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Earn a Construction Management Associate Degree at Aims

Are you interested in building systems, technology and design in the construction industry? Take that curiosity and start your career with a construction management associate degree from Aims. Construction management involves overseeing various aspects of a construction project, including coordinating and scheduling all phases, preparing and negotiating cost estimates and budgets, and managing subcontractors.

The Aims construction management degree program provides a hands-on, high-tech learning experience. Learn to use the latest equipment and technology in a state-of-the-art teaching facility located in the Aims Applied Technology and Trades Center on the Greeley campus. The construction management degree program works closely with the Aims computer aided drafting (CAD) program, focusing on building information modeling and information management.

Whether you’re a high school student who wants to earn dual college credit, an incoming freshman interested in a construction career or an industry pro looking to build new skills, the Aims construction management degree program can help you take that next step. Aims offers flexibility to fit your schedule with a combination of on-site and online instruction. Classes are guaranteed to transfer to a four-year university in Colorado, so you can earn the first two years of your bachelor’s degree at a fraction of the cost. 

If you’re interested in hands-on work overseeing various building projects, earn your associate of applied science in construction management at Aims and start or advance your career in construction management. 

“The construction industry is a great option for people who are results-oriented. When you finish a project, you can take great satisfaction in knowing that you worked with the owner, contractors and designers as a team to have a successful project.”
-- John Mangin, Department Chair and Instructor

Turn Your Passion for Building Systems Into a Career in Construction Management

Aims Degree Video - Construction - Construction Site Management

Department chair and instructor John Mangin shares how you’ll gain hands-on experience in a uniquely designed on-campus “living lab” construction facility in the Aims construction management associate degree program.

Aims construction students in the shop sitting at long tables learn how to build a wood structure

Get your costs covered

You may be able to earn your Construction Management degree for free through Career Advance Colorado, a program offering no-cost training.

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Gain the Hands-on and Technical Skills You Need to Start a Career in Construction Management

The Aims associate degree in construction management combines hands-on learning with training in construction management technology. Each course prepares you for work in the industry. 

Gain hands-on knowledge and technical skills in construction management by studying subjects including:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Surveying
  • Project estimating
  • Construction project management
  • Architecture and computer-aided drafting (CAD) software

Earning a construction management degree at community college is an affordable way to also learn the soft skills that employers want from new hires, including time management, professionalism, teamwork, personnel management, decision-making, critical thinking and effective communication. 

“There is always a need for skilled people in the field, but there's a lot of technology in the industry as well. From how projects are designed to how they're managed to how they function after they're built, technology is a huge part of that management process. And that's what we want to train our students to learn.”
--John Mangin, Department Chair and Instructor

Gain Marketable Skills with a Construction Management Certificate

Earning a certificate lets you explore a specific subject area or strengthen certain skills in less time than it takes to earn a two-year degree. At Aims, you can either pursue an associate degree in construction management or earn any number of stand-alone construction management certificates at your own pace. 

Aims construction management certificate courses can also apply toward earning a construction management associate degree.

  • Basic Structural Properties Certificate
  • Basics of Construction Management Certificate
  • Basics of Construction Methods Certificate
  • Construction Fundamentals Certificate
  • Project Estimating Certificate
  • Green/Sustainable Building Certificate
  • Basics of Carpentry Certificate
  • Carpentry Certificate
  • Introduction to Carpentry Certificate
  • Carpentry Applications Certificate
  • Carpentry Materials and Safety Certificate
  • Carpentry Renovation and Finishing Certificate

Launch Your Construction Management Career

If you enjoy problem-solving and project management and want to learn how to develop and guide construction projects to a successful conclusion, the Aims construction management degree program can help you start or advance your career. 

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Get the training you’ll need to enter the workforce in a wide range of technical occupations within the construction industry, including:

  • Estimating
  • Financing
  • Materials testing
  • Project management
  • Real estate development
  • General contracting
  • Scheduling
  • Architect’s representative
  • Inspecting
  • Project engineer

Construction Management Faculty and Staff

Learn from instructors with construction industry experience while earning your construction management associate degree at Aims. Gain feedback from instructors who can help you connect classroom theory to how things work in the field.

  • John Mangin headshot

    John Mangin

    Professor, Building Construction Site Management
  • Portrait of Tram Phong

    Phong Tram

    Program Coordinator II, AET
  • Lawrence Brown

    Part-Time: Faculty, Construction Management
  • Thomas Martinez

    Part-Time: Faculty, Construction Management
  • Matthew Weber

    Part-Time: Instructor, Concurrent Enrollment
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    Mindy Allmer

    Staff Associate, Business & Technology