Construction Management

You don’t have to look far into your cityscape to notice that we are in the middle of a construction boom. Besides skilled trades, there is a growing demand for people who can lead and manage construction projects. The Construction Management program offers students important administrative and personnel skills to become successful project managers, superintendents, estimators and more. Some the skills covered include reading and interpreting drawings, estimating costs, sequencing work activites and applying technology to measure results. Students can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis.

Program Map: Guide to program costs, careers, and classes.

Enrollment Point: Fall. Consult program instructor or counselor for details.

Certificate of Completion
4 quarters
70 Credits
Associate of Applied Science
6 quarters
90 Credits
AAS - Transfer
Bachelor of Applied Science

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.


The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Please see the online class schedule for day & time information.

Kee Hwee Ngiam

Entry Requirements


Course Information

Course Requirements for Certificate:

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
CONST 101* Introduction to Construction and Architecture 2
CONST 103 Introduction to Computers 2
CONST 115 Budgeting and Accounting for Construction Management 5
CONST 140* Construction Plan Reading 3
CONST 160* Materials, Methods and Equipment 3
CONST 183* Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3
CONST 185* Civil Construction 3
CONST 202* Quantity Survey and Estimating 4
CONST 225* Contract Administration and Procurement 3
CONST 230* Project Management – Planning and Scheduling 5
CONST 250* Project Safety and Accident Prevention 4
CONST 251* Safety Planning and Administration 3
CONST 260* Project Management – Execution of Work 5
CONST 261* Human Relations for the Construction Industry 3
CONST 266 Advanced Technology for Construction I 2
CONST 267 Advanced Technology for Construction II 2
CONST 269* LEED® Green Associate Preparation 2
CONST 270* Understanding Structural Design 2
CONST 280* Building Codes 2
AMATH 175 Financial Math or  
AMATH 190 Financial Algebra 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
CONST 262 Labor Agreements (optional) (1)
  Total 70

*Indicates 2.0 grade or higher required in each course.

Course Requirements for AAS Degree: Elective Courses (5 credits required)

Course # Course Title Credits
CONST 105 Spanish for Construction Supervisors 3
CONST 150 Erosion and Sediment Control Planning and Design 3
CONST 151 Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Implementation 3
CONST 152 Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Implementation 3
CONST 171 American Architecture History and Design 3
CONST 190 Cooperative Work Experience, Trades 3
CONST 263 Negotiation in Construction 3
CONST 265 Customer Engagement for Construction Proposals 3
CONST 290 Cooperative Work Experience, Construction Management 3
DFTS 113 AutoCAD® - Level I & II 6
DFTS 114 AutoCAD® - Level I 3
DFTS 116 AutoCAD® - Level II 3
DFTS 133 AutoCAD® Architecture Essentials 1
DFTS 135 SketchUp Basics 1
DFTS 136 Revit Architecture Essentials 1
DFTS 137 Revit Architecture Advanced 1
MATH& 142 Pre-Calculus II 5
SURS 110 Basic Surveying I 4

General Education Courses (15 credits required):

Course # Course Title Credits
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication, or  
CMST& 220 Public Speaking, or  
CMST 280 Intercultural Communication 5
  General education natural science 5
  General education social science 5
  Approved elective option(s) (5 credits required) 5
  Total 90

Program Outcomes

  • Create schedules and budgets from estimating plans that can be used to keep projects running smoothly. 
  • Demonstrate leadership and problem solving skills in diverse and complex work situations. 
  • Demonstrate responsibility for safety and productivity measures in construction management settings. 
  • Determine personnel, material, and contractor resources necessary to manage construction projects. 
  • Synthesize information from building codes, plans and specifications, and other pertinent industry resources. 
  • Write bids, manage contracts and other construction management documents in accordance with industry best practices. 


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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