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.

Launch 2021 Construction Lab (Randolph Center)

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.

The student outcomes and program educational objectives are listed on the Curriculum page.

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. Identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics
  2. Formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
  3. Develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  4. Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences in a range of ways and function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty

 

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during students’ workforce careers include:

  • Communication skills: communicate information, both technical and personal, through writing, speaking, and listening
  • Technical skills: have skills and knowledge in mathematics, science, and technology to support planning, analyzing, and managing construction projects using current and appropriate tools, equipment, and techniques
  • Professional skills: have interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team in the workforce; graduates will have a sense of professionalism that allows them to become informed and participating citizens, cognizant of ethics, civic duty, and social responsibility
  • Management skills: employ strong teamwork skills and participate productively on professional teams with owners, designers, managers, and tradespersons; apply skills and knowledge as a leader in the construction industry
  • Life skills: engage in post-degree learning and adapt to new and changing technologies; exhibit resiliency, lifelong learning, and a “no excuses” mentality

Curriculum Details

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Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
8%
Construction Managers
10%
That Translates Into

476,700

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Projected Employment Growth for Construction Managers, 2019-2029 (source: BLS).

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

95%

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. 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

Sawyer Josler

• Seamless transition from the VAST program to VTC • Chose Vermont Tech because of location, return on investment, and placement rates • One future goal of his is to work in the vertical construction field
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