AAS Construction Management

Build Your Future with a Career in Construction Management!

Collin College’s Construction Management programs prepare students to fill the unprecedented demand for construction managers across a wide range of residential, industrial, infrastructure, and commercial building industries.  


What Will I Learn?


Key topics covered in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program include management of people and processes, building methods and materials, blueprint reading, OSHA safety regulations, hazard awareness and prevention, project scheduling and estimating, business communications, and field surveying. Collin College's Construction Management programs teach students the interdependence of all construction activities working together safely and efficiently.


The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Construction Management program continues to build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the AAS degree and adds marketable skills in management principles, building structural behavior, project safety, and risk management. Learn more about Collin College's BAS Construction Management program.


What Do Construction Managers Do?

  • Coordinate construction project activities per plans and specifications to stay on-time and on-budget
  • Interpret construction plans and documents
  • Prepare project timelines and budget estimates
  • Communicate project or contract terms between owners, customers, contractors and building officials 
  • Direct and supervise construction trades work


What Kind of Skills and Abilities Do I Need to be a Construction Manager?

  • Maintaining exceptional control over safety, quality, time and money 
  • Motivating, developing and directing people as they work
  • Active listening and social perceptiveness
  • Managing the time of others and your own
  • Complex problem-solving and decision-making
  • Oral, written and technical communication skills


Cooperative Work Experience


This program requires students to participate in a Cooperative Work Experience (Co-Op).  The Co-Op is a course that combines classroom learning with supervised practical work experience.  Students will complete competency-based learning objectives at a work site to enhance classroom instruction.  For more information about Co-Op, talk to your Program Coach today!


Program Options:


Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) - Construction Management
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Construction Management
Certificate Level 1 – Residential or Commercial Construction Management
Certificate Level 2 – Construction Manager




Collin College's Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).  The ACCE requires students to achieve 13 specific Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) through the associate level degree.  For more about ACCE and Student Learning Outcomes, please see ACCE Student Learning Outcomes

ACCE Documents and Public Information: 

  1. Quality Improvement and Strategic Plan 
  2. Direct Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Result Summary
  3. Indirect Assessment Result
  4. Program Goals and Objectives
  5. Student Achievements




Cheri Weinhagen Craig Johnson Kate Smith
Lead Faculty
Program Coach
(972) 553-1291 (469) 365-1908 (972) 553-1246