Construction Technology


In the construction technology associate degree program at Monroe Community College, you’ll get first-rate career training for the construction industry. Our construction technology degree offers a practical introduction to all aspects of construction management, including hands-on experience with the most current construction technology.

The construction technology program is led by experienced professors who’ve spent years in the construction industry. They bring a real-world perspective into the classroom, emphasizing knowledge that construction firms look for in new hires. You’ll get strong career training in key elements of construction management, including:

  • Surveying
  • Drafting
  • Estimating
  • Construction
  • Inspection
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School of Applied Sciences & TechnologiesThe School of Applied Sciences & Technologies offers credit and noncredit options that prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing, engineering and applied technologies, information technology and computer science, emergency services and culinary arts and hospitality.

Launch Your Construction Management Career at Monroe Community College

The construction technology A.A.S. degree at MCC covers every aspect of the construction industry. You’ll learn about construction technology and materials for buildings, highways and heavy construction. Courses cover a wide range of technical subjects, including:

  • Construction surveying
  • CAD graphics
  • Concrete and soils
  • Statics
  • Materials strength and properties

In addition, you’ll develop skills that prepare you for supervisory and managerial roles, with courses in construction management, project management, estimating, and contracts.

MCC’s construction technology program has a strong reputation among employers, so our graduates do well once they reach the job market. You may start your career with job titles such as:

  • Construction Manager
  • First-Line Supervisor
  • Construction and Building Inspector
  • Building Materials Sales Representative

Should you choose to continue your education in a bachelor’s degree program, your MCC construction technology credits will transfer to top schools such as RIT, Syracuse, and SUNY Utica.

To find out how a construction technology associate degree can prepare you for a career in construction management, contact MCC’s admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or


A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Engineering Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: CT01

This program's design is based on: Traditional MCC General Education

Graduates of Construction Technology will be part of a team responsible for the coordination and implementation of construction projects. Some of the duties performed would include cost estimating, project management, and project scheduling. This specialization combines these courses with knowledge of core technical courses such as elementary structures, soils, concrete, and surveying; and integrates them with their applications in the construction of buildings, roads and other projects.
(Housed in the Engineering Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Perform necessary surveys for construction site layout
2) Interpret construction drawings and perform quantity surveys and estimates
3) Plan, schedule and coordinate residential, commercial or heavy construction projects
4) Update drawings for a residential, commercial or heavy construction projects
5) Interpret and apply appropriate building and structural codes
6) Perform shop and field calculations
7) Perform basic computer applications required for basic construction management
8) Prepare and interpret materials technical and general specifications
9) Apply construction management principles to a construction project
10) Select appropriate construction equipment and production control techniques for site work
11) Perform fundamental design calculations based on building, scaffolding, concrete form, or shoring loads
12) Communicate the technical requirements of a construction project to all parties involved in the construction process
13) Plan and implement a construction safety program

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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).

Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
CIT 101 Surveying4
CIT 122 Construction I: Elements of Building Construction4
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 140* OR MTH 164 AND MTH 165, MTH 175, MTH 210, MTH 211, MTH 212, MTH 2253
TEK 101 Computer Applications for Technicians2
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 Credit Hours
CIT 123 Construction II: Heavy, Highway and Site Construction4
MET 203 Technical Mechanics, Statics3
PHY 131 Applied Physics I OR
PHY 145 College Physics I OR
PHY 161 University Physics I
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
CIT 112 CAD for Construction2
CIT 206 Soil and Concrete Testing4
ENG 250 Professional Communication OR
ENG 251 Technical Writing
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
CIT 204 Strength of Materials3
CIT 217 Construction Management4
CIT 221 Cost Estimating3
CIT 232 Construction Contracts and Specifications2

*Mathematics requirement and elective courses should be selected with guidance from a faculty advisor to ensure they fulfill requirements of the academic program at a transfer institution.
**MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE: MTH 104, MTH 135, MTH 141, MTH 160, MTH 161, MTH 172, MTH 175, MTH 210, MTH 211, MTH 212, MTH 225, MTH 230.
***NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE: BIO 116; CHE 100, CHE 145, CHE 151, CHE 152; GEO 101, GEO 102, GEO 200, GEO 204, GEO 210, GEO 295; PHY 132, PHY 145, PHY 146, PHY 161, PHY 261, PHY 262.