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Construction Management: Carpentry - Associate Degree

The Construction Management-Carpentry associate degree is designed to provide fundamental job management skills to those already working in the trade to advance their career in the construction field. The first year of the program consists of the completion of the Carpentry technical diploma or related apprenticeship program. The second year of the program is online and consists of general studies courses and construction related courses. Subject areas covered include managing construction costs, project and personnel management, site supervision, estimating, and project scheduling.

Program Code: 104552
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

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This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following technical diploma(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Carpentry, 314101


  • Online

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Please note that all new students apply to the technical diploma program. While attending you may later have the associate degree added.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the Construction Management - Carpentry associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 65
  • Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.
  • Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-410-XXX courses and 10-449-112.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply principles of personnel supervision.
  • Define the methods, materials and techniques used in construction.
  • Explain the relationship between contract documents and the construction process.
  • Plan, prepare and update construction project schedules.
  • Interpret construction documents to estimate basic construction costs.
  • Define the roles, relationships and responsibilities of the participants in the construction process.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of contract administration procedures and the communication methods used in their implementation.
  • Control construction costs.

What careers are in my future?


Graduate Employment

with 50% in field

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Construction Project Coordinator: assists Project Coordinators, Project Managers and outside resources to provide on-site oversight, coordination, support and task completion for construction projects and repairs
  • Expeditor: coordinates the work of subcontractors and material suppliers
  • Assistant Superintendent: assists Superintendents with day-to-day operations on the construction site, scheduling, quality control, and sub-contractor coordination.
  • Assistant Construction Manager: works with construction and project managers to oversee the daily management, coordination, supervision and successful completion of projects
  • Trade Supervisor: organizes the overall construction of a particular trade on a job site, trains employees under his or her supervision, ensures appropriate use of equipment by employees, communicate progress on the project to a supervisor and maintains the employee schedule.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Superintendent
  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.

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Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.