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Construction Management / Construction Systems Management

We have two programs that may be of interest to you: Construction Management  and Construction Systems Management. See the links at the right for the course sequences / curriculum.


What is the difference between the two degree programs?

In both programs, students learn the latest requirements in the construction industry, keeping up with and determining code requirements, reading and interpreting construction drawings, and learning techniques of efficient construction.

The technical classes in reading and interpreting construction drawings, estimating and project scheduling, construction management, sitework planning, and other aspects of building science and construction are very similar in both the construction management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and the construction systems management Associate of Science (AS) degree. However, in the AS program, students take a higher level of math and science courses


Construction Management        

Construction Systems Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Construction Management program prepares students to pursue management careers in the construction industry with emphasis on building construction, while introducing concepts of other sectors of the construction industry as well.

To see the sequence of courses you will take for this degree program, click here.

Associate of Science Degree

Construction Systems Management majors pursue an Associate of Science degree which prepares them to enroll in a Bachelor of Science degree program at The Ohio State University.

To see the courses students in the AS program take on the Wooster campus and on the Columbus after they transition, click here.


Students in the Construction Management program complete an industry internship of full-time employment. Ohio State ATI encourages students to find appropriate internship positions in the U.S. and abroad.

The construction program has a strong relationship with local, state, and national builders associations. These organizations provide scholarships to support students in this major. Students also have the opportunity to participate in off-campus experiences, working with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

Internships and Co-Ops

Students in Construction Systems Management are required to complete at least one 400-hour internship to gain practical, hands-on experience to augment their on-campus course work. Our faculty advisors and instructors help students network with future employers to find internship and co-op opportunities. See examples of current internship postings

construction labFacilities

ATI's construction laboratory gives students the opportunity to work with and test electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems as well as steel and wood framing. In the ATI computer laboratory, students learn CAD as well as construction-specific software in estimating and scheduling.

Career Prospects

Graduates with an associate’s degree will be prepared to enter a management career with large homebuilders, general contractors, equipment installers, and manufacturers. Your project management knowledge will be applicable to many industries, including highway construction.

Students who go on to complete a bachelor’s degree will have a wider range of opportunities available to them in residential and commercial construction and may advance faster to higher managerial jobs.