Construction Management


The Construction Management program trains you in construction skills. Earn an Associate in Applied Science or Science or a certificate and pursue work as a Sheet Metal Worker, Insulation Worker, and more.

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Program Information

The Construction Management program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities to contribute effectively to a construction team. Our program objectives are to:

  • Serve students with diverse backgrounds. Students hoping to enter the construction industry, students currently working within the industry, and students who have been in the industry for several years and wish to advance their careers by broadening their knowledge and skills.
  • Serve students with diverse educational goals. Students whose educational goals are a certificate, an associate degree, or students wishing to transfer to a four-year program.

Open Enrollment

If you are interested in pursuing this program, we have open enrollment for anyone over the age of 18. See the Admission Requirements for details and exceptions.



The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The Associate degree program is the only accredited ACCE program in New Mexico. Our program is flexible for you to earn a certificate, an associate degree, or graduate from CNM and transfer to a four-year university. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who attend the Construction Management program will learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Estimate quantities and costs for the bidding process in a construction project.
  • Schedule a basic construction project.
  • Use current technology related to the construction process.
  • Interpret construction documents (contracts, specifications, and drawings) used in managing a construction project.
  • Apply basic principles of construction accounting.
  • Use basic surveying techniques in building layout.
  • Discuss basic principles of ethics in the construction industry.
  • Identify the fundamentals of contracts, codes, and regulations that govern a construction project.
  • Recognize basic construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Recognize basic safety hazards on a construction site and standard prevention measures.
  • Recognize the basic principles of structural design.
  • Recognize the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems.

Related Information

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid OSHA certification, you can receive credit for courses in the Construction Management program by filling out the Credit for Prior Learning (OSHA) Form.

If you have a valid New Mexico General Building Contractor (GB 98 or GB 2), you can receive credit for a course in the Construction Management Technology program by filling out the Credit for Prior Learning (General Building Contractor) Form.

Program Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)

Construction Management Technology QIP

Construction Management Assessment Report

The SAAC Assessment Report 2017-2018 contains the following information about the Construction Management program: Program Assessment Measures; Information Obtained from Assessment Measures; Actions Taken as a Result of Assessment Data Collected; Student Achievement

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