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Construction Management

Construction Management

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The only four-year program of its kind in West Virginia, the new major in Construction Management will train tomorrow’s leaders in the construction industry.
The only four-year program of its kind in West Virginia, the new major in Construction Management will train tomorrow’s leaders in the construction industry to be technically competent, safety-focused, quality-centered, ethical and socially and environmentally responsible.

Built for the big-picture project student, the program will provide a solid background in mathematics (algebra and trigonometry), physics, economics and communications. You'll 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.  

Our curriculum is very hands-on, offering project-based learning experiences in the lab and intensive "studio" courses in commercial and institutional building, residential, heavy civil and industrial construction. Students will also learn about BIM (Building information Modeling) and CIM (Civil Information Modeling) and related construction information technologies.   

You'll leave with a powerful background in teamwork, collaboration and leadership, plus well-developed written and oral communication skills, critical thinking abilities and heightened creativity - all features that will allow you to perform on the job site and in the boardroom. 

cAREER pROFILE

Construction is the second-largest industry in the United States and is responsible for 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.

cAREERS

Graduates of four-year construction management programs find work as:
  • Project managers
  • Coordinators
  • Estimators
  • 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.

View a sample degree schedule or a degree flowchart to see the full list of program courses.

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