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Construction Technology

Construction Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Program Description

This degree program is designed for students entering apprenticeship-training programs. In addition to the 15 credit hours toward specific apprenticeship training, students will broaden their academic skills and develop an increased awareness of the workplace environment. Students take several special topics courses in construction technology in order to focus their program of study towards their specific field or career goal. You will learn how to plan, organize, solve programs and communicate well in building projects.

Career and educational advancement opportunities

Upon completion of the associate of applied science degree and at least 50 percent of the apprenticeship program, the student will be prepared for career advancement in the workplace which will likely lead to higher pay. You can prepare for an entry-level job in many construction areas, or train to seek advancement to a higher level in your current position. In addition, group requirements and/or technical and academic core courses may transfer to programs at 4-year universities.


Information about the associate of applied science degree in construction technology degree program is available from Advisement Center, at 505.925.8560 or or the Business, Technology and Fine Arts Division, at 505.925.8711.

Course prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites in English and mathematics by achievement of minimum placement scores on the Accuplacer or ACT or through completion of course work.

Course: ENGL 100 and UNIV 101 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 110;

Credit Hours: 4 and 3; ACCUPLACER/ACT Minimum Scores: 166+/19

Course: MATH 100 and MATH 193 – or place into MATH 120;

Credit Hours: 4 and 2; ACCUPLACER/ACT Min. Scores: 102-120 (Arithmetic)/19

Degree Requirements

Writing and Speaking (12-13 credits)
ENGL 110 (Accelerated Composition) or 112 (Composition II) or 113 (Enhanced Composition)3 or 3 or 4
ENGL 120 (Composition III)3
ENGL 219 (Technical and Professional Writing) 3
CJ 130 (Public Speaking)3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MATH 120 (Intermediate Algebra)3
STAT 145 (Introduction to Statistics)3
Physical and Natural Sciences (7-8 credits)
Select two courses from the UNM Core Curriculum in Physical and Natural Sciences, one of which must include a lab.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
PSY 105 (General Psychology) or SOC 101 (Introduction to Sociology)3
Humanities (6 credits)
Select two courses from the UNM Core curriculum in Humanities.
Fine Arts (2 credits)
ARTS 126 (Arts Practices II)2
Foreign Language (3 credits)
SPAN 101 (Elementary Spanish)3
Electives (6 credits)
Students must consult with an advisor to get a list of approved elective courses.
Core Requirements (15 credits)
CNST 293 (Topics)3
CNST 293 (Topics)3
CNST 293 (Topics)3
JS 101L (Introduction to Job Skills)6
Total required (60 credits) Students transferring to UNM-Main or other 4-year institutions should be aware that core curriculum requirements are not necessarily met upon completion.