Rock Valley College

Building Construction Management Degree

The BCM program is not accepting new students.  Current BCM students with 20 or more BCM credits can contact Joan Rabe at (815) 921-3101 for more information.

Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science – 65 credits transfer to select universities

Program contact: Division of Engineering and Technology, (815) 921-3101

Program overview

Graduates of the Building Construction Management (BCM) program organize, lead, and manage the resources, materials, and the processes related to building construction, both commercial and residential.

Work and employment

Graduates work in such jobs as estimators, detailers, surveying technicians, and in construction sales. With additional experience, successful graduates can advance to field engineering assistant, construction or maintenance supervisor, building inspector, or contractor.

Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of the program have the option to transfer their degree to various four-year universities to pursue a B.S. in Construction Management. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Building Construction Management program.


Also included is one BCM elective (3 credits)

General Education Course Requirements (18 credits)

Requirements (15 credits):


Electives: Select 3 credits from the following as needed (3 credits)
  • Mathematics course (MTH)
  • Humanities course (HUM)
  • Science course
  • Fitness, Wellness & Sport course (FWS)
Note: Other General Education courses approved by the BCM Academic Chair may be substituted.



Second Degree Requirements for completion of either the Building Construction Management (BCM) A.A.S. or the Sustainable Building Science (SBS) A.A.S. Programs (15 credits): 

The course requirements for the BCM and SBS degree programs are very similar. Consequently, obtaining a second degree is an attractive option to many graduates. Specifically, a graduate of the BCM program may desire to obtain a second degree in SBS.

Fundamentally, a minimum of 15 additional credits must be taken.

A graduate of the BCM program (7000) who desires to also receive a SBS (7050) degree must take:

(This means an BCM graduate must take between 15 credits additionally to receive a second degree in SBS.)

Also included are two BCM electives (3 credits/each)