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National American University’s online Construction Management Associate Degree program will help you build the knowledge and skills you need to effectively manage key aspects of commercial and residential construction projects. This program is also an excellent foundation if you want to pursue a Bachelor’s in Construction Management.

The construction management Associate of Applied Science degree helps you understand the key aspects of planning, controlling, scheduling, and monitoring the various phases of construction projects. You’ll be introduced to management concepts, materials and handling, building codes, planning and scheduling, and green building trends and technology. As a member and partner of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) our associate degree program will prepare students to take their LEED Green Associate (GA) exam.

National American University is a member of The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

USBC Member
National American University is excited to announce that we have become members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design), the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. NAU’s associate and bachelor degree programs in Construction Management will prepare students to take their LEED Green Associate (GA) exam.

Graduates of the program will be able to:


  • Describe how concepts in the principal areas of construction management support organizational decisions.
  • Classify current construction management technologies in support of organizational operations.
  • Explain the leadership skills required to achieve strategic construction management objectives.
  • Recognize appropriate ethical perspectives in a global business environment.
  • Distinguish effective communication strategies in a professional business setting.
  • Discuss productive collaboration methods in a professional business setting.

Online Construction Management Associate Degree Overview

The online Construction Management associate degree program consists of 90 total credits. You will take construction management major core, support core,  and general education core classes.

All academic courses are 100% online.

Major Core

37.5 credits

Support Core

13.5 credits

General Education

39 credits

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Online Construction Management Associate Degree Tuition and Fees

Degree Tuition and Fees

Learn more about our undergraduate tuition schedule.

Online Construction Management Associate Degree Career Outcomes

After earning the Construction Management Associate Degree, you will have the business skills, experience, and education for an entry-level position with builders, general contractors, construction companies, and engineering firms in the construction industry. Typical careers include:

  • Project manager
  • Engineering supervisor
  • Land developer
  • Land-use planner
  • Construction contractor
  • On-site field superintendent
  • Construction cost estimator

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online Construction Management Associate Degree?

  • Entry-level job seekers:  The online Construction Management Degree program is a great option if you want to start a career in construction or make the move to a management position. You receive the training and education that employers want to see in an applicant.
  • Construction professionals:  Do you already work in construction? Earning a Associate in Construction Management can help advance your career. And you may be able to transfer previous work and education credits into the Construction Management Bachelor’s degree program.

Course Listing (90 Credits)

CM1100 – Introduction to Construction Management
CM2100 – Construction Materials and Methods I
CM2200 – Construction Materials and Methods II
CM2300 – Construction Documents and Graphics
CM2400 – Building Codes and Inspection
CM2500 – Construction Estimating I
CM2600 – Construction Planning and Scheduling
CM3100 – Construction Safety
CM3510 – Construction Management Capstone

AC2760 – Financial Accounting for Managers
MT1050 – Introduction to Business
MT2050 – Principles of Management


EN1150 – Composition I
EN1300 – Composition II

EN2100 – Speech OR
EN2150 – Interpersonal Professional Communication

SC – Science Elective

MA2000 – Quantitative Reasoning

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science
HU2000 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

General Education

CS1202 – Strategies for Professionals  OR
CS1204 – Advanced Strategies for Professionals

CS1302 – Consumer Mathematics
CS2080 – Career Management

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.