Construction Management Technology

Construction management is ideal for someone who has a general interest in building and design. The Construction Management Technology (CMT) program at Rowan-Cabarrus is designed to provide students with the applied, managerial, and supervisory knowledge associated with the construction industry. Students will develop both technical skills and basic construction management techniques for industry applications and entrepreneurship.

The CMT program prepares students to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities. It focuses on materials and methods of modern construction, construction site safety, construction management fundamentals, professional construction supervision, labor relations, diversity training, construction documentation, scheduling, residential and commercial estimating, residential and commercial blueprint reading, resource and cost control, construction insurance and bonding, accident management and investigation, applicable construction law and regulations, employability, and communication skills.

Program Chair
Joe Christie

Joe Christie



Nearly 61 percent of all construction managers are self-employed.

Due to new construction and renovations, employment should increase by 17 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than average when compared to all occupations.

As of May 2015, the average yearly income for a construction manager was $87,400.

An associate’s degree combined with work experience is typical for construction managers who supervise smaller projects.