Oct 26, 2020  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management Concentration, B.S.

Concrete and Construction Management  
Duane Vanhook


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 Electrical Construction Management concentration is a result of the collective efforts of the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC), the National Electrical Contractors Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Pellissippi State Community College, and Middle Tennessee State University to establish this program nationwide. Typically, students transfer to MTSU to complete 33 hours of distance learning and receive advanced credit to finish their degrees. It is possible for a student who is or is not seeking a journeyman’s license to start taking courses at MTSU or online their freshman year. If a student wants to become an electrical journeyman, an interview with MTSU’s construction advisor for Electrical Construction Management program and NJATC educational director can be arranged. Availability of space will be deciding factors as to when a student can start training. A four-year degree in this concentration will provide a strong background in technical and management skills to help graduates obtain middle management positions in the electrical construction management field.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Construction Management, Electrical Construction Management, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 49 hours
Supporting Courses 31 hours*
Electives 0-6 hours
TOTAL 120-121 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

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 courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

Electives (0-6 hours)

Curriculum: Construction Management, Electrical 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.

Subtotal: 31 Hours


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Subtotal: 27 Hours