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Residential Construction Management Overview

Are you ready to move up to a leadership role in the construction industry? CVTC’s Residential Construction Management program will allow you to become an essential member of a construction team that prepares you to lead the way. This program will emphasize the development of management skills, customer relations, residential design, providing you with the skills you need to succeed in today’s highly competitive job market.

Residential Construction Management so you can become crew foremen, managers, construction business owners, or just become a more well-rounded construction worker. CVTC provides you with both hands-on construction training and instruction from industry experts to give you the skills to advance your career. You can anticipate an exciting career with the challenging work and a great deal of self-satisfaction after each building project completed.

Construction work requires critical thinking and problem solving and comes with great reward as you complete projects. Although the construction industry is continually changing based on the strength of the economy, your training and skills will help you land a great job!

Throughout this four year program, you will learn:

  • Time management
  • Project coordination
  • Customer relations
  • Scheduling
  • Document management
  • Advanced estimating
  • "Green" building technologies
  • Energy/resource management
  • Emerging technologies integration
  • Mechanical, electrical & plumbing (MEP)
  • Computer aided software (CAD) basics
  • Residential design

Career Opportunities


Construction Estimator

Construction Worker

General Laborer


Just the Facts

Residential Construction Management
61 Credit Associate Degree

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Four Years

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Eau Claire

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Financial Aid Eligible

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 Estimated Total: $12,213

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Residential Construction Management program.

Construction Proposals & Contracts
This course will train students in the processes and procedures involved in running residential and light commercial construction projects. This course will give the students a better understanding of how to properly handle construction documents from an organization standpoint. It will cover job proposals and specifications, construction contracts, change orders, insurance issues and dealing with banks. At the conclusion of the course, the student should have developed skills to write proposals and understand legal documents used in residential construction projects.

Advanced Estimating & Software Systems
This course is designed to teach the students proper methods of estimating light building construction. It will cover materials, labor, subcontracts, overhead, and profit. The students will also complete estimates using estimating software. At the conclusion of this course, the student should have developed the skills to estimate complete residential or light commercial projects.

Principles of Management
Students learn about the four managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in contemporary organizations. Students gain insight into personal behaviors and how to turn managerial theories into personal managerial practices.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.

Residential Construction Management Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Residential Construction Management professionals make an average starting salary of $45,585.


Regional Jobs

There are 394 job openings in the CVTC district for the Residential Construction Management industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

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* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Residential Construction, Technical Diploma


Electrician (Construction)

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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