School of Professional Studies and Management

Construction Management (BS)

Our four-year Construction Management program is designed to better meet the needs of the construction industry. With additional field experience, graduates will assume positions of superintendent, project manager, estimator, or field engineer in commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, or civil construction.

If you hold an associate’s degree from our Architectural & Building Engineering Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology, or Construction Management programs, but want to expand your knowledge and career options, this program is for you. Graduates of other similar programs may request a transcript review during the application process.

In addition to the student outcomes included in the associate program, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate strong technical and problem-solving backgrounds for management positions
  2. Control or contribute to a profitable construction-related business
  3. Adapt to technological and process changes in a rapidly developing field
  4. Exhibit resiliency, lifelong learning, and a “no excuses” mentality
  5. Create and implement a company safety plan
  6. Create, estimate, condense, and graphically communicate Gantt, network diagram, and activity on node project management charts
  7. Estimate and submit competitive construction bids
  8. Manage a construction project, including materials and resources, from design phase to close out
  9. Interpret construction drawings, specifications, and permits for implementation of best management practices
  10. Properly lay out and site buildings, bridges, and roads from designs
  11. Manage documentation for payments, inspections, as-built drawings, and progress submittals
  12. Provide immediate first aid and life-saving care to other employees
  13. Evaluate multiple choices in the means and methods of construction for fiscal decision-making and planning

Curriculum Details

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Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
5%
Construction Managers
10%
That Translates Into

46,200

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2018 - 2028

Projected Employment Growth for Construction Managers, 2018-2028 (source: opens in a new windowBLS).

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: opens in a new windowBLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

95%

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of  opens in a new window2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Employers

  • Allegrone Construction
  • Connor Contracting
  • Cutler Associates
  • DEW Construction
  • EIV Technical Services
  • Eilers Bros. Trucking & Excavating Inc.
  • Engelberth Construction
  • Greenman-Pedersen Inc.
  • HP Cummings
  • Hunter Excavating
  • Innovative Construction Solutions
  • J.A. McDonald, Inc.
  • K&E Electric
  • Maine Drilling & Boring
  • McCorrmick Kitchens and Construction
  • National Life
  • Naylor and Breen Builders
  • Neagley and Chase Construction
  • Neil Daniels, Inc.
  • New England Air Systems
  • Nye Lawn Care
  • Parsons Bricknerhoff
  • PC Construction
  • Peak CM
  • Pike Industries
  • Riverside & Pickering Marine
  • Roger Gosslein, Inc.
  • R.W. Irvine & Sons
  • S.W. Cole
  • Trumbull-Nelson Construction
  • Vermont Testing & Consulting Corp.
  • VT Agency of Transportation
  • Whiting-Turner Construction

Job Titles

  • Project Manager
  • Assistant Supervisor
  • Project Engineer
  • Concrete Tester
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Bridge Inspector
  • Field Engineer
  • Concrete Technician
  • Road Foreman
  • Road Engineer
  • Foreman
  • Project Engineer
  • Operator / Jr Estimator
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Consultant
  • Building Designer
  • Grade Foreman
  • Electrician
  • Grounds Crew
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Soil Tech
  • Construction Inspector Tech
  • Assistant Foreman
  • Project Superintendent
  • Supervisor
  • Quality Control
  • Commercial Carpenter
  • Operator
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Project Engineer

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