Construction Management

Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management


The Associate of Applied Science in Construction is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).  Construction managers plan and schedule jobs, estimate and control costs, and supervise work sites for building projects. They work in fast-paced environments on one or more projects at any given time. Construction managers must have analytical skills and the expertise to make informed decisions based on the principles of construction and business.

AAS-Construction Management Flowchart
Construction Management, AAS Checklist - 2019-2020 
Construction Management, AAS Guided Pathway, 2019-2020

Mission

The mission of the Construction Management Program at BRCC is to identify and meet industry workforce needs through an innovative and dynamic curriculum. Specifically:

Enrollment

The Construction Management program is open to all students and can be completed in as few as four semesters. Students interested in enrolling in the Construction Management program are encouraged to review enrollment requirements for Baton Rouge Community College as well as program requirements which are available online. It is recommended that students seek advising assistance to assure proper sequencing of class scheduling. Students must earn a minimum of ‘C’ or better in all courses to earn an AAS in Construction Management.

In a survey completed in Oct 2019, students with an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management, had an average salary of $52,577.14.  The following job titles have been reported by our graduates: Construction Foreman, Estimator, Superintendent, Project Manager, Purchasing Agent, Planner, Project Coordinator, Design Engineer, General Contractor, Real Estate Projects Coordinator, Quality Control Inspector, Safety and Project Engineer."

Graduates by year:

2010-2011 13
2011-2012 24
2012-2013 18
2013-2014 10
2014-2015 28
2015-2016 20
2016-2017 34
2017-2018 39
2018-2019 31
2019-2020 34

Our graduates are employed in the following areas

17%  Residential Construction 
33%  Commercial Construction 
27%  Industrial Construction 
7%  Heavy Highway Construction 
3%  Construction Supplier
 7%  Other (Real Estate Development, General Contractor Owner, etc)"

There were 40 students initially enrolled when the program started in 2009. Enrollment has steadily increased since then, rising to 242 in the Fall 2020 semester.

Graduation Rate              2019 (Fall 2016 Cohart) 25.6%
Retention Rate                2019 (Fall 2018 Cohart) 70.2%

Degree Information

The program consists of 60 credit hours of course work which includes construction classes in materials and methods, print reading, estimating, planning and scheduling, project management, and safety. General education and business courses are also included in the curriculum which is designed to prepare students for the work force with a well-rounded, practical education for positions in the construction industry. For more information on the program, contact the Division of Business at (225) 216-8154. 

Business Division
Business Department
Construction Management
Associate of Applied Science

General Education 9 Credit Hours 
Mathematics and Science 9 Credit Hours 
Business and Management 9 Credit Hours 
Construction Design Principles and Practice 33 Credit Hours 
Total Degree Requirements 60 Semester Hours

 

We have received monetary gifts from the Contractor's Education Trust Fund (CETF), which have been used to enhance the program.

The Construction Management Advisory Council guides the program on workforce needs. Twelve council directors are active in local industry and serve three-year terms.

Our average class enrollment is 23 students in our construction management courses. Day and night classes are available.

Program Assessment Fall 2018
Program Assessment Spring 2019
Program Assessment Fall 2019
Program Assessment 2020

 

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Quality Improvement Process

Instruction

All CMGT classes are conducted at the Mid-City location.

We have three full time instructors:

Name Role Email Phone
Timothy Dykes Program Manager and Assistant Professor dykest@mybrcc.edu  225-216-8081
Keith Potter Instructor potterk@mybrcc.edu  225-216-8676
Gery Frie Assistant Professor frieg@mybrcc.edu  225-216-8260
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