Vermont Technical College’s Construction Management Associate Degree program has been ranked #10 out of 23 Best Construction Management Associate Degree programs by Best Accredited Colleges. The ranking comes at an important time for both Vermont and the nation: Construction continues its upward jobs trend. In March 2022, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shared a report that showed the ninth-straight month-to-month increase in jobs, pushing the industry’s total employment ahead of its pre-pandemic high mark. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects an 8% growth for construction managers during the 2019-2029 period, and the median earnings for these professionals were $97,180 in May 2020 (www.bls.gov).
Best Accredited Colleges considered hundreds of institutions across the country and ranked Vermont Tech using data around financial aid awards, quality of education, faculty, campus resources, and more. The team at Best Accredited Colleges realizes that each student has unique needs and goals, and its rankings highlight schools that put these needs first, while providing an education that is both attainable and high quality.
Why Construction Management?
Starting a career in construction management begins with learning the necessary knowledge and skills. An Associate of Applied Science Degree programs in Construction Management give students the opportunity to develop valuable skills and gain practical, pragmatic experience. This leads to direct entry into the industry or the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
Students learn about residential, horizontal (roads, bridges, airports), and vertical (hospitals, schools, high-rises) construction, as well as building site supervision, construction safety business skills, and project management. The curriculum is divided between course theory and hands-on activities, such as lab exercises and visits to real construction sites and is taught by faculty who have extensive industry experience.
Students are hired for paid internships between their first and second year. Industry demand for these graduates is extremely strong.
Why an associate degree?
An associate degree typically is completed in just two years, and rapidly accelerates a career in the construction industry.
About Vermont Tech’s Construction Management Program
With new technology comes new materials, new products, and new implementation techniques. Construction Management is an ideal major for those who enjoy a creative challenge and like to see the results of their work. Graduates of this program have found work as supervisors and project managers with construction companies like Pike, DEW Construction and PC Construction. Other career paths include construction contracting and materials testing.
Vermont Tech’s program is designed to serve both recent high school graduates with limited experience in the construction field and adults already employed in the building industry who want to prepare themselves for more advanced roles.
Learn more about Construction Management at Vermont Tech.