Catalog 2023-2024 
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Catalog 2023-2024


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Applied Technology & Trades Center, Room 224

Department Chair, Construction and Engineering Technology:

John Mangin, (970) 339-6413

Advisors and Faculty:

John Mangin, (970) 339-6413

Phong Tram, (970) 339-6373

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

Building Construction Site Management (two-year A.A.S. Degree)

Basics of Carpentry (1-semester Certificate)

Basics of Construction Management (Certificate)

Basics of Construction Methods (Certificate)

Basic Structural Properties (Certificate)

Carpentry (2-semester Certificate)

Carpentry: Carpentry Applications (1-semester Certificate)

Carpentry: Materials and Safety (1-semester Certificate

Carpentry: Introduction to Carpentry (1-semester Certificate

Carpentry: Renovation & Finishing (1-semester Certificate

Construction Fundamentals (1-semester Certificate)

Green and Sustainable Building (Certificate)

Project Estimating (Certificate)

Note: Students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution should see an advisor for current transfer information and possibilities.

Program Description: The A.A.S. degree in Construction Management Technology consists of specific construction management courses and general education requirements. The student may elect to complete one or more of the certificates and/or the entire A.A.S. degree program of study.

Potential Opportunities: The Building Construction Site Management A.A.S. is the first of its kind in construction management in the state of Colorado. This A.A.S. degree and certificates are designed to prepare the students for a wide range of technical occupations that utilize construction management skills and knowledge, including, yet not limited to: project management, general contracting, on-site superintendent, estimating, materials testing, owner or architect’s representative, real estate development, technical sales, and financing. A.A.S degree graduates are prepared for the workplace, or may want to transfer to a four-year institution. Those students seeking transfer to a four-year institution should see an advisor for current transfer information and possibilities.

Program Requirements: (1) Students entering the program are required to complete the Aims assessment examinations in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. If qualifying scores are not attained, the program advisors will determine the preparatory courses that will be required to gain admittance to the program. (2) Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English composition before graduation. This may be accomplished by successful completion (“C” grade or above) in (ENG 1021 ) English Composition, (ENG 1031 ) Technical Writing, or by qualifying score on the assessment examination. (3) Prerequisite courses for this program must be met prior to admittance to the program. See the course descriptions  for individual course descriptions. (4) Any student registering for a construction management course must obtain a program advisor’s signature on the course registration form before registering. Any student requesting an evaluation of transfer credit is required to meet with a construction management department advisor. 

Essential Skills: Most courses within the Construction Management Technology program require some degree of manual dexterity, good eyesight and the ability to perform manual operations such as the ability to lift and operate test equipment.

Specific courses may be suitable for the physically impaired students - contact a program advisor if you have questions or needs.

Construction Trades Program

Program Chair:

John Mangin, (970) 339-6413

Each course consists of a series of learning modules designed to teach both construction trades theory and actual construction skills. Skills and theoretical knowledge are enhanced through the use of full-scale projects and the use of state-of-the-art construction tools and equipment with an emphasis on Safe Work Practices. A flexible instructional delivery system allows students to become employable in the construction industry and to document the skills they have mastered. It also allows construction industry employers to use the Aims Community College construction technology program to upgrade the skills of their workforce.

For more information, please contact the Construction Trades Department Chair, John Mangin, or Program Coordinator, Phong Tram.

Building/Construction Management Trades Advisory Committee

Aaron Calhoon; Mortenson

Efrain Cano; Weld Employment Services

Derek Ingham; Mark Young Construction

Ryan Lauer; Front Range Roofing

Chad Rock; Chair, UC Health, Poudre Valley Hospital


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