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Metropolitan Community College Construction Management Program

Construction Management

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley
Program Coordinator: Leonard Gardner, 816.604.5210

With MCC's flexible class schedules, you will learn to plan, direct, coordinate and budget a variety of projects, including building residential, commercial or industrial structures, roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plans, schools and hospitals. Apply today and start your new career during the spring, summer, or fall semester -- full-time or part-time

What You'll Do and Where You'll Work

You can work as a construction manager, construction superintendent, concrete foreman, construction foreman, job superintendent, project manager, estimator, general contractor and project superintendent.

Construction managers plan, direct, coordinate and budget a variety of projects, including building residential, commercial or industrial structures, roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, schools and hospitals. They may supervise an entire project or just part of one. They may coordinate selection, hiring and oversight of specialty trade contractors.

Our program can help you become a construction supervisor or superintendent, project manager or general construction manager. Our graduates also work in support roles such as office manager, project engineer, estimator, purchasing agent, project/contract administrator, safety director or scheduler.

Fast Track Post-Apprenticeship Program Information

If you have already completed a federally approved apprenticeship you can earn a degree is as little as two semesters.  Your apprenticeship may be worth 30-42 credit hours.

View available apprenticeship programs

The combination of broad-based skills and a degree are an indispensable career asset. A degree gives you a better resume, more prestige and an edge for promotion. You can also take your associate's degree credits, transfer and earn a bachelor's degree in technology management at University of Central Missouri, DeVry University or Missouri Western State University.

MCC also works with the Builders' Association to offer Construction Management training at their education facility on 12th Avenue. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to earn a certificate or degree?

It only takes five courses in the program to be job ready. Typically, our students will then get a job and take courses part time to complete the associate in applied science degree over a three-to-four year period.

How much does it cost?

MCC is a great value. Our tuition is one of the lowest in the area - about 1/3 that of public four-year schools and a tiny fraction of private colleges. We offer many ways to pay plus a tuition payment plan to make it even easier to afford college. Calculate your estimated tuition cost here.

Will my credits transfer to other colleges or universities?

Yes. Credits from this degree transfer to University of Central Missouri's Bachelor of Science in Technology Management degree.

Can the skills I've developed on the job count toward my certificate or degree?

Yes, you can test out of certain courses. We offer credit for select federally approved apprenticeship programs.

What does it take to succeed in this work?

Some of the personal characteristics needed for this career:

  • Problem sensitivity. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral expression. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written comprehension. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Deductive reasoning. The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Speech clarity. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Information ordering. The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, math operations).
  • Inductive reasoning. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Far vision. The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Near vision. The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

What are the advantages of taking classes at MCC?

MCC delivers the most cost-effective technical career preparation in Kansas City, MO. We are a publicly funded college with quality programs and full accreditation.

  • Our classes combine instructor-led and on-line learning with hands-on lab work.
  • State-of-the-art labs train with the same equipment you'll find in industry.
  • Industry-experienced professionals teach convenient day and evening classes.
  • Our graduates are in demand.

Still have questions? Contact Program Coordinator Leonard Gardner at 816.604.5210.