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Construction

What Will I Learn?

Construction courses are part of the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Design. The focus of the construction management sequence is to prepare students to work in the management and support of construction projects and related industries. Students will learn a variety of concepts including basic materials and methods, green building technologies, estimating and scheduling, and generation and usage of construction documents.

What Is The Occupational Outlook?

As a graduate of the CAD program with an emphasis in Construction Management, you will be able to gain employment in a variety of settings that incorporate CAD and construction technology. Employers interested in our graduates include architectural firms, and construction related companies. The outlook for employment in drafting and design is favorable. The Occupational Wage Survey for Illinois indicates that average starting salaries for drafting technicians range from $33,000-$36,000/year with Median salaries ranging from about $45,000 to $50,000.1

What Are My Options?

Students may enroll in individual courses, however, the Construction courses are part of the construction emphasis under the Computer Aided Design program.


  1. Department of Employment Security, State of Illinois, Wage Data 2009, on the Internet at http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/PDFs/statewidewage_pub.pdf