Construction Management, BS

Central to Leading the Building Process.

Central’s BS in Construction Management prepares students 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 and science courses along with construction management and business courses round out the program.

Students will learn and utilize the latest computer applications throughout the academic program. Laboratory experiences, field trips, and student club activities are an integral part of the student’s academic experience.

Program Features

  • Provides fundamental applied knowledge of the concepts of estimating, scheduling, superintendency and project management
  • Students will be able to apply computer software to various construction management processes
  • Includes a required internship and opportunities for developing practical knowledge and experience
  • Supported by local industry and professional organizations
  • Excellent career opportunities for starting positions and advancementInternship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Central’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)


Career Outcomes

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.

Student Achievements

  • In Spring 2023, 38 CM B.S. students were awarded the Dean’s List recognition for achieving a 3.50 cumulative GPA for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 semesters.
  • In Fall 2023, CM B.S. student Brady Beausoleil graduated cum laude for achieving a 3.50 GPA.
  • In Fall 2023, CM B.S. students John Boutin and Joseph Tellerico graduated magna cum laude for achieving a 3.70 GPA.
  • In Fall 2023 the following 5 CM students took FIRST PLACE at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Northeast Regional Competition Commercial Building Team: 
    • Ryan Albergo 
    • Brady Beausoleil
    • Mikayla Durant
    • Patryk Kochanowicz
    • Delia McGuire

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline
  3. Create a construction project safety plan
  4. Create construction project cost estimates
  5. Create construction project schedules
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process
  13. Understand construction risk management
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control
  16. Understand construction project control processes
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Andy Chae
Associate Professor
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Working on the CTFastrak busway project has been a truly great learning experience. I felt I was well prepared for the job by my construction management courses, and I'm confident in my ability to manage all aspects of construction.

Stephen Dayton
'23, on his Construction Management internship with CTFastrak

Did You Know?

The median annual wage for construction managers was $98k in May 2021.

Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 8 % from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.


Learning Outcomes

  1. 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)
  2. Students will be able to apply computers and computer software to various construction management processes. (mapped to SLO 10)
  3. 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)
  4. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively. (mapped to SLO 1, 2, 9)