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Construction

The goal of this program is to assist those with an undergraduate degree in other than construction management and help them develop new career options in the construction industry. This program provides the adult learner with the knowledge base for understanding the management process of the construction industry including the initiating, planning, execution, control and close-out of construction projects.

This program is intended for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-construction related field who wish to transition from their current area into the construction industry. Examples of interested adult learners include a) those from the automotive and manufacturing industries that are in career transition, b) current semi-professionals working in the construction industry who wish to formalize their knowledge and experiences, and c) future professionals who need the construction knowledge to augment their design-based undergraduate degree for improved job prospects.

Required Courses: 9 hours

  • CNST 505 - Project and Program Management 3┬áhrs
  • CNST 511 - Construction Project Planning and Estimating 3 hrs
  • CNST 512 - Construction Project Scheduling and Control 3 hrs

Electives: 6 hours

Any combination of additional Construction Management courses (MSCM level of 500/600 level, and/or BSCM 400 level undergraduate courses taken for graduate credit), which total a minimum of 6 credit hours.

Elective Graduate-Level Courses:

  • CNST 503 - Construction Delays and Claims 2 hrs
  • CNST 592 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 645 - Occupational Safety and Health 2┬áhrs

Elective Undergraduate-Level Courses Available for Graduate Credit:

  • CNST 403 - Production Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 406 - Construction Law 3 hrs
  • CNST 426 - Mechanical and Electrical Construction Applications 3 hrs
  • CNST 440 - LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations 3 hrs
  • CNST 450 - Fundamentals of Construction Project Management 3 hrs