WVU Tech's Construction Management program is the only four-year degree of its kind in West Virginia. Students are trained to be tomorrow’s leaders in the construction industry to be technically competent, safety-focused, quality-centered, ethical and socially and environmentally responsible.
The program provides a solid foundation in mathematics (algebra and trigonometry), physics, economics and communications. Students learn about construction methods and materials, soils and structural systems, surveying, estimating, scheduling, field and office operations, construction law, construction safety, production and building systems.
largest industry in the United States and
the buildings and infrastructure that are so vital to the nation's quality
of life. Those with a bachelor’s degree in construction management
will have excellent job prospects in this fast-growing field.
Professional construction managers earn excellent salaries and derive great satisfaction working in fields such as commercial and institutional building, residential construction, infrastructure (highways, bridges and dams) and industrial construction. Graduates will also be positioned to work for government agencies such as the West Virginia Department of Highways, the General Services Administration and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
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CareersGraduates of four-year construction management programs find work as:
- Project managers
- Safety specialists
- Business development managers
- Construction superintendents
- Construction firm owners
Things you'll learn
So much more than "measure twice, cut once."
Computer Applications for Construction
Learn how to use spreadsheets, charts and tables for problem-solving and create the reports and presentations required for effective construction management. You'll learn about the hardware and software construction pros use to keep jobs running smoothly.
Construction Safety & Production Systems
Discover how to design safe, effective and reliable construction processes. Explore ways to establish access to the workface and how to create a stable workflow. Learn about concepts like continuous improvement, respect for people, elimination of waste, reducing variability and increasing plan reliability.
Heavy Construction Practice
This studio course will apply your construction management knowledge to heavy infrastructure projects. Project life cycle includes preconstruction, construction and closeout. You'll learn about bridges, pavements, utilities and heavy equipment applications. At the end of the course, you'll put your skills to the test with a full report and presentation.