Concrete and Construction Management
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.
General Education (41 hours)
General Education requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.
The following General Education courses are required for this major:
- MATH 1710 (Math)
- GEOL 1040/1041 (Nat Sci)
- PHYS 2010/2011 or PHYS 1110 (Nat Sci)
Major Requirements (54 hours)
Concrete and Construction Core (6 hours)
Supporting Courses (18 hours)
Total hours in program: 120
Curriculum: Construction Management, Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
Students should consult their advisors each semester to plan their schedules.