Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), 1717 North Loop 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, Texas 78232-1570, tel. (210) 495-6161677-0720.
ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the accrediting agency for 4-year baccalaureate degree programs in construction. ACCE is the leading advocate of quality construction education programs. The curricular pattern is reviewed in terms of stated objectives, content, methods, supporting resources and evaluation system.
The Construction Management program prepares men and women for management and supervisory professions in the challenging world of construction. The curriculum focuses on field operations, estimating, and project management processes as they relate to building and heavy/highway construction projects. Analytically based mathematics, science and civil engineering technology courses along with business and management courses round out the program. Computer related applications include: Expedition, Primavera Project Planner, Timberline Precision Estimating and Microsoft Office. Laboratory experiences, field trips and student club activities are an integral part of the student's academic experience.
The Construction Management program's mission is to prepare students to enter the workforce who are fully qualified and highly sought after, maintain a quality educational program and respond to industry needs.
Program Educational Goals and Objectives
There are three long-term goals of the Construction Management program. Each long-term goal has near term objectives that are measured by the identified assessment tools. These goals are reviewed, jointly, by the faculty and the Industry Advisory Board on an annual basis.
Goal #1: Produce graduates who are in high demand and have the skills necessary to be successful.
Provide the industry with top quality graduates.
Students possess the skills necessary to be successful in industry.
Goal #2: Maintain a quality educational program focused on construction management skills.
Maintain professional accreditation for the program.
Focus on continuous quality improvement.
Increase the program's endowment fund to better support program activities.
Provide continuing education opportunities and a high quality graduate program to foster career development.
Goal #3: Maintain a program that is closely connected to the regional construction industry and the related professional organizations.
Continue to strengthen relationships with regional industry and professional organizations.
CM Program Learning Outcomes
Students will have basic knowledge of, and be able to apply, the concepts of estimating, scheduling, superintendency and project management. (mapped to SLO 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
Students will be able to apply computers and computer software to various construction management processes. (mapped to SLO 10)
Students will be able to analyze construction materials, methods and equipment, and have basic knowledge of their application to the construction process. (mapped to SLO 8, 11, 18, 19, 20)
Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively. (mapped to SLO 1, 2, 9)
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) specified by ACCE
Entry level positions such as assistant superintendent, project engineer and junior estimator are typical. Graduates soon become project managers, superintendents and chief estimators for construction management firms, general contractors and specialty contractors. Our graduates are highly sought after as a result of their acquired practical knowledge and state of the art computing skills. With this degree, our graduates progress quickly through the professional ranks.
- In Fall 2017, 34 CM B.S. students were awarded the Dean's List recognition for achieving a 3.50 GPA
- The student Nicholas Epifano was also awarded the President's List recognition for achieving a 4.0 GPA
- In Spring 2017, 33 CM B.S. students were awarded the Dean's List recognition for achieving a 3.50 GPA
- The students William Markelon and Robert Mirabello were also awarded the President's List recognition for achieving a 4.0 GPA
- The student Darian D'Amato was awarded the Professional Women in Construction (PWC) Scholarship (May 2017)
- The students Sean Allen and Emily Brenner were awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) - International Research Experience for Students (IRES) Scholarship (May 2016)
Program Sheet and Program Flowchart
Program Assessment Information
Faculty Teaching in the Construction Management Program
E. Daniel Kirby
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