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Construction Technology: Management - A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for careers in construction by blending hands-on construction skills with project planning, management and accomplishment skills. Students are also exposed to accounting, bidding, drafting, and business organization and management. Graduates with the Construction Technology: Management, AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degree have the option of completing a four-year degree with two more years of study; Industrial Technology Management (B. Tech.) is one possible track.

Construction Technology: Management is a good choice for students interested in a career that involves both the business and technical elements of construction.

Placement Rates

Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016-2026 Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Students in this Major:

  • Learn fundamental construction techniques via hands-on experience.
  • Conduct construction material analysis, (eg: steel, soils, concrete) using industry-standard equipment.
  • Experience an educational experience that blends the fields of construction, business, and management.
  • Develop computer software skills, project scheduling techniques, and construction methods utilized in the management of construction projects.

Career Opportunities:

  • Construction Project Manager Assistant
  • Estimator
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Construction Equipment Salesperson
  • Residential Contractor
  • Commercial Contractor
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Insurance Adjustor

Recent Employers of SUNY Canton Graduates:

  • Atlantic Testing Laboratories
  • Barrett Paving Materials Inc.
  • Northeast Construction Services
  • C & S Companies
  • Tuscarora Construction
  • Jeffords Steel Inc.
  • CIVES Steel
  • Many local construction companies

Construction student measuring

Career Outlook:

  • Career opportunities currently exist at all levels of the construction industry.
  • Infrastructure rehabilitation should maintain the need for construction technicians and assistant project managers.

Transfer Opportunities:

  • SUNY Canton (B. Tech in Industrial Technology Management)
  • SUNY Alfred (B.S., B.T. in Construction Management)

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Admission Requirements:

  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
  • Students must be qualified to enter Applied College Mathematics (MATH101) or Intermediate Algebra (MATH 106)

Students who do not meet the recommended high school math prerequisites may still be admitted to the College, but completing the program may require more than two years.


Semester I Credits

BSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
CONS 112 Wood Structures 3
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10) 3
FYEP 101 First Year Experience 1
MATH Elective (GER 1) 4
SOET 101 Introduction to Computer Usage for Technicians 1
SOET 116 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting Design 2

Semester II Credits

CITA 109 Intermediate Spreadsheets 1
CONS 111 Commercial Structures 3
CONS 132 Construction Drafting 3
PHYS 115 Basic Physics (GER 2) 4
  General Elective1 3

Semester III Credits

ACCT 104 Survey of Accounting 4
BSAD 201 Business Law I 3
CONS 101 Elementary Surveying 4
CONS 222 Construction Estimating 2
CONS 280 Civil Engineering Materials 3

Semester IV Credits

CONS 216 Soils in Construction2 4
CONS 274 Construction Management 3
  Humanities Elective (GER 7,8,9) 3
Social Science Elective (GER 3,4,5,6) 3


1 The student will be placed in the appropriate class. MATH 123 is the minimum level of mathematics required for the program. If entering MATH 106, MATH 123 will be taken as the general elective in semester 2.

2 Fulfills writing intensive requirement.


Students must have completed a minimum of nine CONS credits at SUNY Canton. Student transfer records must be reviewed and approved by the program director.

Construction Technology
Joseph Reilly
Curriculum Coordinator

Fall Enrollment Trends
  FT PT Total
2019 15 2 17
2018 19 1 20
2017 21 0 21
2016 11 0 11
2015 7 1 8

Graduation Rate Trends*
Cohort Entering Cohort Size %
Fall 2016 4 75%
Fall 2015 2 100%
Fall 2014 6 33%
Fall 2013 9 67%
Fall 2012 6 33%

*Graduate rates are based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen entering in fall and graduating within 150% of time.

Degrees Conferred
2018-19 8
2017-18 12
2016-17 7
2015-16 3
2014-15 12