Construction Technology: Management - A.A.S.

A class pours a concrete pad outside the Physical Plant.

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 2020-2030 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

A student measures lumber in the rafters of a mock building.

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:

Construction Technology
Adrienne Rygel
Associate Professor

Fall Enrollment Trends

  FT PT Total
2023 11 1 12
2022 5 0 5
2021 2 2 4
2020 10 2 12
2019 15 2 17

Graduation Rate Trends*

Cohort Entering Cohort Size %
Fall 2020 0 -
Fall 2019 9 56%
Fall 2018 6 17%
Fall 2017 6 67%
Fall 2016 4 75%

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

Degrees Conferred

2022-23 0
2021-22 2
2020-21 7
2019-20 5
2018-19 8