The increasing complexity of construction projects is boosting the demand for management level personnel within the construction industry. Advances in building materials , construction methods, computer technology and changing building standards are further adding to this demand.
The department offers certificate and associate degree in construction management. These programs include courses in project control and development, site planning, design, construction methods, construction materials, cost estimating, scheduling, contract administration, safety, building codes and standards, and information technology.
The program graduates are usually hired as assistants to project managers, field engineers, schedulers, or cost estimators. Advancement opportunities for construction managers vary depending upon individual’s performance and the size and type of company for which they work.