Construction Management (BS)
- Type of Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Location: Randolph Center Campus
- Credit Requirements: 123
Construction management is an ideal major if you enjoy a creative challenge and like to see the results of your work. With new technology comes new materials, new products, and new implementation techniques. Our hands-on program prepares students to meet the ever-changing needs and regulations they will face managing construction projects, infrastructure upgrades, or running their own businesses.
We offer a +2 Construction Management baccalaureate program for graduates from the Architectural & Building Engineering Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology, and Construction Management programs. Graduates of other similar programs may request a transcript review during the application process.
A baccalaureate degree in Construction Management will meaningfully synthesize prior experiences, education, business management skills, construction techniques, resource allocation, asset management, and human resource management. Students entering from AET, CET, and CPM will arrive with a solid understanding of the foundations of engineering, management, and/or design and will leave with the ability to manage the planning and implementation of a construction project as principal or employee of a construction business. Because of demographics and economics, motivated graduates will enjoy rapid ascent of the management career ladder.
This program is designed to better meet the needs of the construction industry. Rapid technological advances in this field, combined with an aging workforce, present opportunities for recent college graduates. With additional field experience, graduates will assume positions of superintendent, project manager, estimator, or field engineer in commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, or civil construction.
Specific program objectives, including career and learning outcomes for students include:
- Preparing students with strong technical and problem-solving backgrounds for management level positions
- Enabling students to control or contribute to a profitable construction-related business
- Equipping future employees with the skills necessary to adapt to technological and process changes in a rapidly developing field
- Instilling resiliency, lifelong learning, and a “no excuses” mentality
- Creating and implementing a company safety plan
- Creating, estimating, condensing, and graphically communicating Gantt, Network Diagram, and Activity on Node project management charts
- Estimating and submitting competitive construction bids
- Managing a construction project, including materials and resources, from design phase to close out
- Interpreting construction drawings, specifications, and permits for implementation of Best Management Practices
- Properly laying out and siting buildings, bridges, and roads from designs
- Managing documentation for payments, inspections, as-built drawings, and progress submittals
- Providing immediate first aid and live saving care (CPR) to other employees
- Evaluating multiple choices in the means and methods of construction for fiscal decision-making and planning
As a 2+2 program, the curriculum for the third and fourth year of the bachelor's program is detailed below. To explore options for the first two years of curriculum, please view the associate degree programs in Architectural & Building Engineering Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology, or Construction Management.
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Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Construction Management
Vermont Tech Canstruction Management student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.
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