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.
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.
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.
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.