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Residential Construction Management

Associate Degree  |  10-475-1  |  1-800-547-2882


Program Information

If a student is currently in or has graduated from the Residential Construction Technical Diploma program, it is an easy transition to the Associate Degree program since most of the classes in the first two semesters are the same for both programs.

If a student has not completed the Technical Diploma program and instead has other college or industry experience, they will need to submit a portfolio and/or resume with verified experience, that will be reviewed by the Program Director and Credit for Prior Learning to determine which classes they have completed.

If a student has no previous college or industry experience, please look at the Technical Diploma page for Safety Course information, Tool Requirements, and course delivery method. You can find that page here.

Academic Advising & Student Success

Academic advisors assist students with developing academic plans based on their degree evaluations. Their goal is to plan the right pathway to graduation by maximizing students' potential and ensuring success based on the student’s previous academic experience, career path, and responsibilities outside of being a student. Student success specialists assist students in overcoming barriers that many students encounter over their academic career. Their goal is to help students become academically successful by assisting with goal setting, interpersonal issues, success plans, and community-based referrals. More information can be found on Commons (Student Services & Support).

Technology Requirements

Students should have access to a computer/device with reliable Wi-Fi at home/off-campus.

Program Instruction

This program includes a combination of lecture, lab, and an on-site construction building project.

Program Length

It will take longer than two years to complete this degree. The following classes in third and fourth semester are offered in the evenings during the "off season" from January to March. Two of the classes are offered every year, so it will take three years to complete the classes:

  • 475-131 Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing System
  • 475-132 Project Coordination & Scheduling
  • 475-133 CAD Basics-Residential Design
  • 475-130 Innovative Building Systems
  • 475-140 Construction Proposals & Contracts
  • 475-141 Advance Estimation & Software System

The other classes in third and fourth semester can be completed in person or online.

804-134: Mathematical Reasoning

Students may be eligible to earn credit for the Mathematical Reasoning course if they have taken the WorkKeys assessment or scored a 25 or higher on the Math section of the ACT.  If students have met the ACT score or taken the WorkKeys test or would like to take the WorkKeys test in lieu of taking the Mathematical Reasoning course, please contact the Credit for Prior learning office at for more details.  Students are advised to contact CPL prior to the semester starting or within the first week of the class to ensure that if they pursue CPL, they are eligible for a tuition refund. 

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

CPL offers CVTC students an opportunity to earn college credit toward an associate degree or technical diploma for previous knowledge and mastered skills directly related to program curriculum. Previous knowledge and skills may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military experience, and courses completed at other institutions. If a student wishes to attempt CPL for a course in progress, it is imperative that CPL is attempted within the first week of the class to be eligible for a tuition refund. More information can be found at

Financial Aid Consideration

Courses must be part of the student�s program to be eligible although some specific courses may not be eligible for financial aid. Students must follow their program requirements to be eligible for financial aid. To be eligible for financial aid, students must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress of a 2.0 Term GPA, 2.0 Cumulative GPA, complete 67% of attempted credits each semester, and complete their program by the time 150% of the published credits have been attempted.

Students with Disabilities

CVTC welcomes individuals with disabilities. We will provide and coordinate reasonable accommodations for all individuals with documented disabilities. Students that might benefit from accommodations during their college experience at CVTC can contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or to determine what accommodations they may be eligible for and what documentation may be required.

Title IX Pregnancy and Postpartum

CVTC does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions and will fully comply with Title IX regulations. Absences due to medical conditions relating to pregnancy and maternity leave will be excused for as long as deemed medically necessary by a student's medical provider, and students will be given the opportunity to make up missed work. Students are encouraged to contact Diversity Resources at 715-833-6234 or to set up an appointment as soon as the pregnancy is known.

Last Updated: March 5, 2024 @ 10:49 a.m.

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