Supervision, Construction Technology (AAS)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Construction Technology
Emphasis: Supervision
Program Code: 1372

About This Major . . .

The AAS degree in Construction Technology with an emphasis on Supervision is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities in the Construction field that require management skills.  The curriculum incorporates courses in building materials and testing, estimating, planning and scheduling, project management, and other supervisory and Essential Learning courses that develop management skills. Career options include obtaining a position as a purchasing estimator, salesperson, crew supervisor, or project manager in the field of construction.

For more information on what you can do with this major, visit WCCC's Programs of Study page.

All CMU/WCCC associate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in specialized knowledge/applied learning, quantitative fluency, communication fluency, critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, and information literacy. In addition to these campus‐wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the fundamental skill in the oral and written language as required to effectively communicate within the construction industry. (Communication Fluency)
  2. Demonstrate blueprint reading skills, and the surveying skills necessary to function in the profession. (Specialized Knowledge)
  3. Interpret, locate, organize and evaluate problems and tasks that arise in the building industry, solve these through the use of information resource skills necessary to the construction industry. (Critical Thinking)
  4. Describe the scope and application of principle features of the field of study, including core practices in the construction industry. (Specialized Knowledge)
  5. Demonstrate the mastery of OSHA safety standards in the construction industry. Generate a substantially error free product or process for the workforce. (Applied Learning)

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Institutional Degree Requirements

The following institutional degree requirements apply to all CMU and WCCC Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. Specific programs may have different requirements that must be met in addition to institutional requirements.

  • 60 semester hours minimum.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 15 of the final 30 semester hours of credit at CMU/WCCC.
  • 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher in all CMU/WCCC coursework.
  • A course may only be used to fulfill one requirement for each degree/certificate.
  • No more than six semester hours of independent study courses can be used toward the degree.
  • Non-traditional credit, such as advanced placement, credit by examination, credit for prior learning, cooperative education and internships, cannot exceed 20 semester credit hours for an AAS degree.
  • Pre-collegiate courses (usually numbered below 100) cannot be used for graduation.
  • Capstone exit assessment/projects (e.g., Major Field Achievement Test) requirements are identified under Program-Specific Degree Requirements.
  • The Catalog Year determines which program sheet and degree requirements a student must fulfill in order to graduate. Visit with your advisor or academic department to determine which catalog year and program requirements you should follow.
  • See “Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates” in the catalog for a complete list of graduation requirements.

Specific to this degree:

  • 63 semester hours total for the AAS, Construction Technology, Supervision.

Essential Learning Requirements

(15 semester hours)

See the current catalog for a list of courses that fulfill the requirements below.  If a course is an Essential Learning option and a requirement for your major, you must use it to fulfill the major requirement and make a different selection for the Essential Learning requirement.

Communication
ENGL 111English Composition I-GTCO13
Select one of the following:3
English Composition II-GTCO2
Interpersonal Communications
Speechmaking
Mathematics
MATH 107Career Math3
Other Essential Learning Core Courses
ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics-GTSS13
Select one Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts or Humanities course3
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Other Lower Division Requirements

Wellness Requirement
KINE 100Health and Wellness1
Select one Activity course1
Total Semester Credit Hours2

Program Specific Degree Requirements

(46 semester hours, must earn a “C” or better in each course)

Core Courses
CONC 101Construction Safety and Regulations3
CONC 104Architectural/Civil Print Reading2
CADT 106Computer Aided Design3
CONC 116Building Materials3
CONC 117Building Materials Testing3
CONC 161Building Mechanical/Electrical3
CONC 208Construction Equipment3
CONC 218Surveying3
CONC 228Estimating and Cost Control3
CONC 234Commercial/Industrial Plans2
CONC 245Project Management3
CONC 251Construction Prep: Codes, Permits3
CONC 265Planning and Scheduling for the Construction Supervisor3
Total Semester Credit Hours37
Restricted Electives
Select 9 semester hours of the following:9
CADT (Instructor Advice)
CONC (Instructor Advice)
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Management
Human Resource Management
Business Law I
Business Law II
Principles of Chemistry-GTSC1
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory-GTSC1
General Physics-GTSC1
and General Physics Laboratory-GTSC1
Probability and Statistics-GTMA1
Principles of Marketing
FLAS Spanish
Total Semester Credit Hours9
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 111 English Composition I-GTCO1 3
MATH 107 Career Math 3
CONC 101 Construction Safety and Regulations 3
CONC 104 Architectural/Civil Print Reading 2
CONC 116 Building Materials 3
KINE 100 Health and Wellness 1
KINA 1XXActivity 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
Select one of the following: 3
English Composition II-GTCO2  
Interpersonal Communications  
Speechmaking  
CONC 218 Surveying 3
CONC 117 Building Materials Testing 3
CONC 161 Building Mechanical/Electrical 3
CONC 208 Construction Equipment 3
CONC 234 Commercial/Industrial Plans 2
 Semester Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall Semester
Social Sciences, Natural Science, Fine Arts or Humanities 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics-GTSS1 3
CONC 228 Estimating and Cost Control 3
CONC 251 Construction Prep: Codes, Permits 3
CONC 265 Planning and Scheduling for the Construction Supervisor 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CONC 245 Project Management 3
Restricted Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3
Restricted Elective 3
CADT 106 Computer Aided Design 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours63

Advising Process and DegreeWorks

Documentation on the pages related to this program is intended for informational purposes to help determine what courses and associated requirements are needed to earn a degree. The suggested course sequencing outlines how students could finish degree requirements. Some courses are critical to complete in specific semesters, while others may be moved around. Meeting with an academic advisor is essential in planning courses and altering the suggested course sequencing. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for her/his intended degree(s).

DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool available in MAVzone. It is the official record used by the Registrar’s Office to evaluate progress towards a degree and determine eligibility for graduation. Students are responsible for reviewing their DegreeWorks audit on a regular basis and should discuss questions or concerns with their advisor or academic department head. Discrepancies in requirements should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.

Graduation Process

Students must complete the following in the first two months of the semester prior to completing their degree requirements:

  • Review their DegreeWorks audit and create a plan that outlines how unmet requirements will be met in the final semester.
  • Meet with their advisor and modify their plan as needed. The advisor must approve the final plan.
  • Submit the “Intent to Graduate” form to the Registrar’s Office to officially declare the intended graduation date and commencement ceremony plans.
  • Register for all needed courses and complete all requirements for each degree sought.

Submission deadlines and commencement details can be found at http://www.coloradomesa.edu/registrar/graduation.html.

If a student’s petition for graduation is denied, it will be her/his responsibility to consult the Registrar’s Office regarding next steps.