Construction Managers are leaders and problem solvers who command attention of others and are able to produce results in a team-oriented environment. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the term “Constructor” refers to a broad group of professionals in construction who are capable of managing, coordinating, and supervising the construction process from conceptual development through final construction on a timely and economical basis. Construction Managers have the responsibility for coordinating and managing people, materials, and equipment; budgets, schedules, and contracts; and the safety of employees on a construction project. Graduates are employed as a project manager, cost estimator, scheduler, field engineer, inspector, safety officer, superintendent, or one of several other job titles in the construction profession.
The curriculum includes coursework under general topics:
In addition, students attend field trips and interact with industry professionals each semester in the program. Students are required to complete industry internships as part of their plan of study. Many students gain valuable management experience working for construction firms while pursuing their degree. Students may enter the program as incoming freshman, internal transfers, and external transfers from other universities or technical/community colleges.
Natasha Smith talks about her experience