• Professional Development

Construction Management

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  • Professional Development

    The Construction Management program prepares students for a challenging and dynamic career through key professional development requirements: Professional Growth Seminar, Internship and Capstone Experience.

    Professional Growth Seminar

    The Professional Growth Seminar begins as early as the sophomore year and requires students to complete 60 hours of professional growth and community service to be eligible for graduation. Students participate in many community events and hometown activities to elevate their readiness for a CM career.

    Examples include:

    • Participating in Extreme Makeover Home Edition
    • Regularly working with Habitat for Humanity
    • Involvement with the local Homebuilders Chapter in several capacities
    • Attending city commission and other professional construction management association meetings

    Capstone Experience

    CM 496 Capstone Experience develops a comprehensive understanding of the construction process and problem solving that begins with project conception and progresses through the project completion. Student teams design, develop, estimate, schedule, contract and administer the completion of a small commercial or light commercial project. They complete a major portion of the course requirement by using applicable computer programs, and at the end of the semester submit a binder showcasing their project.

    Students are expected to be construction professionals in training. They need to demonstrate oral and written communication skills, problem solving, teamwork, good ethical practices, leadership and management skills. In addition to the capstone project, students assemble and submit for evaluation materials collected over a two-year period for their professional growth portfolio.