Construction Management

The BT program in construction management allows students to specialize in commercial, heavy, residential and specialty construction and facility management. Students learn to organize, lead, and manage the business processes of building construction related to real estate, facility and infrastructure projects, all founded in Christian values. 

Construction managers represent the interests of the building owner or the contractor and interact with architects, engineers, subcontractors, vendors and suppliers to ensure the success of the construction projects in the built environment. This program focuses on the business of construction and technology, such as building information modeling.

During your first year, you'll help construct a real home. You'll be involved with the foundation, framing, wiring, plumbing, and more. By your second year, you'll be combining this practical experience with business and management coursework.
Once you've completed your Bachelor or Associate degree, you'll be ready to sit for the following licensure tests:

  • general contractor
  • electrical contractor
  • plumbing contractor

Opportunities

As corporate America moves into office-based jobs, many families are lacking the skills once common for taking care of their own home. Contractor skills are a needed piece in the puzzle of modern society.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction jobs are expected to grow 19 percent between 2011 and 2018.

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