The B.S. in Construction Management is an interdisciplinary program grounded in discipline-based workforce development and the liberal arts. It is comprised of core courses drawn from Architecture, Business Management, Construction Management and Safety with additional ISP courses in Communication, Math and Physics. This program prepares students for life and work with a focus on a career in the construction industry. It specifically prepares students for a leadership role in the design/build process as a Construction Manager.
In this program, 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 that are consistent with College-Wide Learning Outcomes. 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.
To earn this degree the student must:
- Complete the Integrated Studies requirements
- Complete the requirements of the Major (core and allied courses)
- Select and complete one of the three program Options.
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Understand and apply key concepts in construction management, for example, architectural design, construction management processes and methods, materials selection, planning, estimating, scheduling, construction law and contract administration, project management, accident prevention, health and safety standards, and risk management.
- Be able to problem-solve, conceptualize, plan for, make sound judgements about, organize, manage, control and execute complex construction management projects while considering environmental, social and economic impacts.
- Understand fundamental concepts of effective supervision of personnel and the dynamics of organizational theory and behavior.
- Utilize relevant technology and software for construction design and graphics and project management, for example, architectural rendering, graphic and computer aided drafting (CAD) applications and project management software.
- Make effective visual and oral presentations.
- Understand the expectations and ethics for professionals in the construction management industry.
- Have explored pathways for career and/or advanced education in construction management related fields.