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.

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


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


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 the class of 2014-2015, 28 students graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management, with an average salary of $49,542.  Students are employed with residential, commercial, and industrial construction companies; material suppliers; and other construction related businesses.

Graduates by year:







Associate of Applied Science






There were 40 students initially enrolled when the program started in 2009. Enrollment has steadily increased since then, rising to 226 in the fall 2015 semester.

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 and Social Sciences at (225) 216-8154. 

Business, Social Sciences, and History 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 are a Partner/Participant in an NSF STEM Grant with the BRCC STEM Department and the LSU College of Engineering. The grant is provided by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) and the National Science Foundation – NSF Proposal #1161311.

Our student scholarships include generous gifts from Cajun Industries and AT&T. We have received two 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.

Academic Quality Plan
Assessment Plan


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 Instructor  225-216-8081
Kieth Potter Instructor  225-216-8676
Gery Frie Assistant Professor  225-216-8260