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Associate Degree

Residential Construction Management

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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

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

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Just the Facts

Residential Construction Management
61 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Four Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months


Financial Aid Eligible


Advanced Placement Available


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $12,331

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Career Opportunities


Construction Estimator

Construction Worker

General Laborer


Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Residential Construction Management professionals make an average starting salary of $46,465.


Regional Jobs

There are 361 job openings in the CVTC district for the Residential Construction Management industry.

* 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.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

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

Sample Courses

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.

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Career Pathways  What is a career pathway?

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.

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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

Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, Associate Degree

Residential Construction, Technical Diploma

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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  Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.

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Admission Requirements

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