State Fair Community College

Construction Management Technology

Why a career in construction?

Because it's interesting, challenging and rewarding! National annual expenditures in construction top $500 billion, and construction and related activities generate 20 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). With an AAS degree in Construction Management Technology from SFCC you will have the knowledge and skills to start a career in America’s largest economic sector.

What types of skills do I need?

Knowledge and skills in science, business and management, construction materials and methods, codes and regulations are a must. Today’s contractors also need to know how to use computers to work with building plans, develop estimates, manage costs, and set schedules.

You should enjoy people and believe in a team approach to problem solving. Add to those skills a positive, can-do attitude and a professional approach.

Where could I work?

Careers are available in a variety of areas that deal with: general contractors, architects, civil engineers, subcontractors, construction management firms, materials suppliers and government agencies. Jobs are varied, and work environments range from permanent offices to job site offices where you would be involved in the day-to-day construction of a project, using both theory and hands-on experience. There are hundreds of job types, including insurance adjusting, construction safety, construction equipment leasing and  building materials sales that are related to construction technology.

What about job outlook and salaries?

Projected growth for construction management careers is strong. A wide variety of jobs is available, including construction supervisor, cost estimator, construction manager, site superintendent, and project manager. Other jobs related to construction technology include insurance adjusting, construction safety, equipment leasing, and building materials sales. Salaries range from $27,500 to $40,000.

Data Sources
– The website, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

Program requirements

View COURSE CATALOG for program requirements.

This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.

Program objectives, assessment and accreditation

The objective of the Construction Management Technology program is to provide the highest quality construction education possible and maintain a strong commitment to serving students, the community and the construction industry. The Assessment and Quality Improvement Plan is available for review.

The program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). To learn more, visit


Richard Vanderweide
(660) 596-7233 
Fielding Technical Center, Room 293C

 Mid-America Lumbermens Association logo

SFCC has partnered with the Mid-America Lumbermens Association to provide online training to MLA members and their employees in Construction Technology. Below is a list of courses that are offered. 

  • Construction Materials Methods I (CNST 101)
  • Construction Materials and Methods II (CNST 103) 
  • Construction Estimation  (CNST 106)
  • Construction Safety (CNST 162)
  • Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD 111)
Each course is offered for college credit, but MLA members do not have to be involved in a degree program to take a class.
MLA members pay the lowest tuition rate available, and the admissions application fee is waived.

Ready to get started?

Download the admissions application for MLA members and return it via email to
Within three business days of receiving your application, you will receive an email from SFCC with information about how to access mySTAR (student portal) and your online class. For information on how to pay tuition and fees, visit 


American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) logo

SFCC's Construction Management Technology program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

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