Department of Engineering Technology
David Hatfield, program coordinator
The Construction Management major is a broad-based program designed to prepare students for positions in the construction industry. Corporate and private construction companies seek graduates to fill job positions in the field and in management. Students may select from three concentrations: Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, and Commercial Construction Management. The merging of a strong technical background with the ability to lead personnel and manage systems produces a graduate who is invaluable to the construction industry.
The Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management concentration offers preparation for a variety of construction-related positions. The concentration is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). As students progress, they are expected to develop creativity and the communication skills necessary to meet the challenges of industry. Students engage in a variety of activities to build a strong background in the field, including lectures by industry members, field trips, and hands-on activities in the classroom and in the field. The program is designed to prepare graduates for supervisory or staff positions in a variety of construction-related businesses (land development, construction firms, wholesalers of construction materials, construction material manufacturing, lumberyards, etc.) Employment opportunities for graduates include general supervision, project management, human relations, sales and marketing, production and inventory control, quality control, estimating, scheduling, and land development.