Construction (AAS - Technology)

WNCs Construction program provides industry-specific training that addresses topics of critical importance to subcontractors, general contractors, superintendents and project managers. Students will study contract administration, coordination, negotiation, quality control and the management of labor resources, equipment and materials.

This degree allows those who have completed an associate degree in construction technology to progress academically and earn a bachelors degree.

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science in Technology is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a professional in a chosen field of study.

Students who complete an Associate of Applied Science in Technology are expected to:

  • Know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree. (WNC SLO 1,3,6,7)
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately, in oral and written form. (WNC SLO 2)
  • Locate, evaluate and properly utilize the tools and resources appropriate to a technology degree professional. (WNC SLO 1,6,7)
  • Acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career enhancement. (WNC SLO 1,7)
  • Developed an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues. (WNC SLO 5,7)
  • Developed an appreciation of the need and importance of lifelong learning. (WNC SLO 1)

Required Courses

Total Requirements 60 Units
Program Requirements 36 Units
CADD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting 3
CEM 100 Fundamentals of Construction Management 3
CONS 108 Construction Materials and Methods I 4
CONS 109 Construction Materials and Methods II 4
CONS 111 Commercial Building Codes 3
CONS 118 Construction Contract Documents 2
CONS 120 Blueprint Reading and Specification 3
CONS 121 Principles Of Construction Estimating 3
CONS 205 Construction Site Safety 2
CONS 281 Construction Planning Scheduling and Control 3
CONS 290 Internship in Construction 3
SUR 119 Construction Surveying 3
General Education Requirements 24 Units
English/Communications Requirements:
Recommend: BUS 107, BUS 108; or ENG 101*, ENG 102*; Must include a writing course.
Human Relations: Recommend: BUS 110 3
Humanities/Social Science Requirement 3
Mathematics Requirement: Math 126 or higher 3
Science Requirement 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirement 3
General Elective 3
*Recommended for students who plan to transfer and enroll in a bachelor's degree program.
Please see the Associate of Applied Science page for a list of all courses filling general education requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

CONSTRUCTION - Associate of Applied Science
First Semester Units Third Semester Units
CONS 108 4 CONS 111 3
CEM 100 3 CADD 100 3
ENG 101 3 CONS 118 2
Human Relations 3 General Elective 3
Science 3 Humanities/Social Science 3
Second Semester Units Fourth Semester Units
CONS 109 4 CONS 121 3
CONS 120 3 CONS 205 2
SUR 119 3 CONS 281 3
ENG 102 3 CONS 290 3
Mathematics: 126 or higher 3 U.S./NV Constitution 3