Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) Major Related Program (MRP) at Shoreline. The AA-DTA requires a minimum of 90 quarter credits in college-level courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Each individual course must have a minimum grade of 1.0.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Construction Management. Entry into Construction Management majors is selective. Students typically require higher minimum overall GPA than the minimum 2.0 for the general DTA. Each four-year college establishes minimum GPA requirements for the overall degree and for the specified course. Students need to check criteria for selection by checking with the institution.
About the AA-DTA MRP in Construction Management
The AA-DTA, known as the direct transfer degree, is an agreement between Washington state community colleges and baccalaureate institutions. The credits earned in the AA-DTA transfer as a package to most baccalaureate colleges and universities in Washington, satisfying most, if not all, of the lower division general education requirements and granting junior standing; it does not guarantee admission. The AA-DTA Major Related Program (MRP) prepares students for entrance into construction management majors at particular four-year schools. The MRP requires specific courses, and will be shown on your transcript as a different type of degree than the general AA-DTA.
Where can I go for help?
Program Faculty Advisors
Shannon Flynn 206-546-4705
firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5346
Juliet Lovejoy 206-546-4574
email@example.com Rm 5311
Tiffany Meier 206-546-6953
firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5231
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
Where can I transfer?
The AA-DTA MRP in Construction Management makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities with junior standing. Below are Washington state institutions that recognize the AA-DTA MRP in Construction Management.
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
University of Washington
Washington State University
What do I need to take?
Below is a summary of the categories of required courses for the AA-DTA. Courses listed are required for the Construction Management MRP. See below for available courses.
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education - 20 Credits
Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level.
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines. At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from “Other Science” courses.
Also recommended: MATH& 146 or MATH& 152 , PHYS& 115 or PHYS& 222 or CHEM 171 /CHEM 181 ; additional natural science for electives
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History).
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) .
Construction Management: What is it?
Construction Management combines the study of business and construction. Construction Managers work directly with architects, engineers, city planners, inspectors, electricians, plumbers, painters and other sub-contractors to oversee and coordinate all aspects of building structures, roads and bridges. Construction Managers plan projects, estimate and manage costs, hire technical building experts, schedule and coordinate work, monitor quality and safety-all within time deadlines and budgets. In addition, Construction Managers must work closely with government officials to follow government laws, regulations and building codes.
Areas of Study in Construction Management: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Accounting, Economics, Personnel Management, Project Management, Estimating, Building Materials, Building Codes, Government Regulations, Public Policy and Professional Ethics.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management?
Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management develop the knowledge and skills to work as general contractors, construction managers, project managers, estimators and foremen. Construction Managers need to develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, project coordination, time management, mathematical and communication skills to be successful in this field.
Potential employers include: Construction companies, engineering firms, government agencies, real estate developers, consulting firms and self-employment. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-services/career-counseling.aspx
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