Construction Management-Carpentry Associate Degree

Program Code: 104552

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. Subject areas covered include managing construction costs, project and personnel management, site supervision, estimating, and project scheduling.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following technical diploma(s) apply toward this associate degree:
• Carpentry, 314101


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.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

• Superintendent
• Construction Manager
• Project Manager


Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to
• Completion of the Carpentry technical diploma or completion of approved construction-related apprenticeship in carpentry trade.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIME Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Green Bay
Sturgeon Bay
Students following the study plan below will complete the Construction Management - Carpentry associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
10-410-110 INTRODUCTION TO CARPENTRY ...the carpentry profession, tools of the trade, job site etiquette and safety, and carpentry math.
10-410-104 FLOOR FRAMING SYSTEMS ...this course teaches all aspects of floor construction and flooring system construction.
10-410-105 WALL FRAMING SYSTEMS ...this course will cover wall building and wall systems from standard wood or metal framing to tip-up pre-cast panels. (Corequisite: 10-410-104, Floor Framing Systems)
10-449-112 OSHA 30 ...addresses OSHA 29CFR1926 rules and is approved by OSHA for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, and anyone involved in construction trades. Successful participants receive 30-hour card from OSHA.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...Students will utilize digital tools and resources to assess, explore, practice, apply, and evaluate both employability and learning skills. By establishing NWTC cultural values as hallmarks of success in academic, career, and personal settings the course encourages reflective, personalized development of a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of making wise choices. To maximize the return on investment, students should take this course in their first semester as it identifies key expectations (hidden rules) of higher learning and professional employment.
10-804-301 VOCATIONAL MATH A ...This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and skills to apply the concepts of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, proportions, and percent to their career. No prerequisites needed.
10-410-108 BUILDING CODES - CARPENTRY ...this course will teach the basic requirements for the erection of buildings inhabited by the public for living, work and pleasure.
10-410-106 ROOF & CEILING FRAMING SYSTEMS ...course will encompass all roof and ceiling systems from trusses to steel to pre-cast concrete. (Corequisite: 10-410-105, Wall Systems)
10-408-120 MASONRY FOR CARPENTERS ...this course will give students basic understanding of mason trades with emphasis on brick, cement and safety for the trade. Careers in masonry will also be discussed.
10-410-112 EXTERIOR BUILDING FINISHES ...building claddings and characteristics, installation techniques, roofing materials and installation.
10-410-113 INTERIOR BUILDING FINISHES ...interior wall finishes and installation techniques, interior trim, door, and hardware characteristics & installation.
10-410-111 CARPENTRY PRINTS & SPECIFICATIONS ...scaling, types of drawings, drawing features, reading carpentry prints, & carpentry specifications. (Prerequisite: 10-410-106 Roof & Ceiling Framing Systems)
10-410-115 CARPENTRY INTERNSHIP ...the application of theory, skills, and techniques in the carpentry profession. (Prerequisite: Instructor approval required)
10-410-114 STAIRS & CABINETS ...layout and installation of stair stringers, treads, and risers; cabinet and counter installation techniques. (Corequisite: Successful completion of 10-410-113, Interior Building Finishes)
10-410-109 CARPENTRY ESTIMATING ...basic material and labor cost estimating related to carpentry construction. (Corequisite: Successful completion of 10-410-111, Carpentry Prints & Specifications)
10-455-105 BUILDING MATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTION ...considers material properties, processes of manufacture, installation procedures and performance. Construction methods, building systems and products will be evaluated. Materials will be analyzed and classified based on the Construction Specifications Institute Master Format.
10-455-100 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION LAW ...explores the relationship between contract documents and the construction process including contractual relationships, legal roles and responsibilities, and contract types. Legal issues will be studied including regulatory issues, liens, bonds, insurance, and change orders and changed conditions. (Prerequisite: Completion of related technical diploma, registered apprenticeship or work experience)
10-455-102 PLANNING AND SCHEDULING ...students will learn how to plan, prepare and update construction project schedules in this course. We will learn how to define construction activities, determine activity duration, and assemble the activities into a logical construction schedule. We will learn to create and use bar charts and critical path schedules. Students are also introduced to computer-aided scheduling. (Prerequisite: Completion of related technical diploma, registered apprenticeship, or work experience; Corequisite: 10-455-105 Building Materials in Construction)
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
10-804-134 MATHEMATICAL REASONING ...This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Arith score greater/equal to 250 AND Rdg score greater/equal to 250; OR TABE A 9/10 Math greater/equal to 12.7 AND Rdg greater/equal to 8.8; OR TABE 11/12 Math greater/equal to 780 AND Rdg greater/equal to 567; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 15 AND ACT Reading score greater/equal to 16; OR prep courses-contact an academic advisor 920-498-5444)
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, problem solving, and conflict management.
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
10-455-101 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT ...focuses on the day-to-day activities of managing a construction project. Topics include the flow of project information, managing sources of risk, mobilization and organization of a project in the field, subcontractor management, and project close-out. (Prerequisite: 10-455-100 Contract Documents and Construction Law)
10-455-103 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING ...teaches students the basics of construction estimating with an emphasis on quantity takeoff procedures and pricing techniques for both detailed and conceptual estimates. Additional topics include types of estimates, estimating labor, materials, and equipment, and profit and overhead markups. (Prerequisite: 10-809-195 Economics, 10-455-102 Planning and Scheduling)
10-455-104 CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY AND COST MANAGEMENT ...this course is intended to teach the skills necessary for effective control of construction costs at the job site. We will study construction cost and apply principles and practices associated with cost awareness and production control to each element of the project. Cost control begins with the estimate and then continues through work and cost analysis, production scheduling, reporting, production control and ends with project evaluation. (Prerequisite: 10-455-102 Planning and Scheduling; Corequisites: 10-455-103 Introduction to Construction Estimating)
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: High school GPA greater/equal to 2.6; OR ACT Reading score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 18; OR Next Gen Reading score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 260; OR "preparatory course(s)", contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English score greater/equal to 16; OR preparatory course-contact an academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
Curriculum Note
. Students must earn a "C" or better in Math 1 - Trades (Carpentry technical diploma) to enroll in College Mathematics.
. 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.
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 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.

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.


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 >> EXCLUDEEND


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. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit