This program prepares students for life and work with a focus on a career in the construction industry. Construction managers help ensure that the projects under their direction are completed on time and on budget, whether the project involves a small tract of housing or the construction of a large urban skyscraper. Students will learn how to design, manage, and safely execute construction projects from conception through completion while learning and using technical, analytical, managerial, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. Students will take courses in a range of areas to develop a strong background in the basic science and technical disciplines necessary to succeed in the field, including architecture, business management, safety, sustainable design, communication, environmental science, math, and physics. In addition, the program is designed to include hands-on learning opportunities, such as internships, construction site visitations, facility tours, and more.
This major includes three options: architecture, management, or safety.
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This degree prepares students for a leadership role in the design/build process as a Construction Manager. Students will be able to enter a field of construction management which may include positions such as project superintendents, field engineers, project managers and similar in the public, private, and government sectors. Upon program completion, you will be career ready, and have the key competencies and skills sought by employers.
Students will learn how to design, manage, and safely execute construction projects from conception through completion. This requires the development of an array of technical, managerial, collaboration, teamwork, critical thinking, and¬ problem-solving skills and knowledge. In this program, students will learn and be able to apply the principles and best practices of architectural design, construction methods, sustainable construction, engineering fundamentals, construction graphics, selection of materials, estimating, budgeting, cost control, scheduling, project management, supervision of people, risk management, construction safety standards, and professional ethics.