Construction Field Operations, AAS

Associate of Applied Science in Construction Field Operations (299111AAS)

Program Information

The AAS in Construction Field Operations Technology program includes classroom and laboratory experiences which prepare students for careers in the construction industry as field superintendents, foremen, project management assistants, inspectors and other allied industrial positions.

Career Information

Individuals working in the area of construction field operations technology use knowledge of construction methods and materials, supervision, inspection, and fundamental management skills necessary to support construction projects. They work on residential and commercial buildings, bridges, roads, dams, wastewater treatment systems, or other similar projects. Common jobs assumed by graduates of this program include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering Technician – use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical  problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance.
  • Construction Inspector – ensure that construction, alteration, or repair complies with building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
  • Construction Superintendent – runs day-to-day field operations on the construction site and controls the short-term schedule. The superintendent’s role also includes quality control and subcontractor coordination responsibilities.
  • Construction Foreman – the foreman is the tradesman with specialist’s knowledge of a given trade and is focused on the overall management of that particular trade on the job site.
  • Field Engineer’s Assistant – Monitors activities at construction sites and reports to Project Engineer and/or Owner’s Representative. Contributes to the maintaining of the project schedule and budget, as well as ensuring compliance with the contract specifications.

Bachelor Degree Program

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Construction Field Operations, a student may bridge to the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology (299103BS). There are a series of bridgework courses in math and science that must first be completed. Please contact the program director for further information.

The following information has official approval of the Department of Civil Engineering ​and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent.  

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
MATH:152 Technical Mathematics II 2
MATH:153 Technical Mathematics III 2
COET:129 Professional Topics in Construction 1 3
COET:131 Building Construction 1 2
SURV:101 Basic Surveying 1 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM:263 Professional Communications and Presentations 3
COET:150 Plan Reading 2 2
COET:248 Construction Graphics 3
ENGL:222 Technical Report Writing 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
GEOL:101 Introductory Physical Geology (recommended)  
GEOL:xxxNatural Science Requirement without Lab  
 Hours14-15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
SURV:222 Construction Surveying 3
COET:226 Construction Supervision 1 3
COET:246 Site Engineering 1 3
COET:237 Materials Testing I 1 2
COET:310 Residential Building Construction 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
COET:235 Construction Inspection 3
COET:238 Materials Testing II 2 2
COET:356 Safety in Construction 2 3
SOWK:230 Human Relations 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Hours17
 Total Hours60-61

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.