Colorado has five not-for-profit 2- and 4-year schools that offer construction management training. Bachelor's degree programs are the most common, though master's, associate's and certificate programs are also available. Undergraduate students might gain experience through a capstone or internship. Graduate students might be required to complete research or a thesis.
Arapahoe Community College
Arapahoe Community College is located in Littleton and features an associate's degree program in construction supervision. Students may study estimating, surveying, building practices and energy technologies. This program offers concentrations in solar photovoltaic, energy analyst or business. With the guidance of an instructor, students may have the opportunity to participate in an internship as well.
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mesa University, located in Grand Junction, offers a bachelor's degree program in construction management. The program covers computer applications, construction science, management, engineering and mathematics. Students can expect to take courses in structural analysis, construction bidding, building materials and foundation construction.
Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University - Fort Collins. This university offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management as well as a Master of Science in Construction Management. Undergraduate students must complete an internship to gain hands-on experience. The master's degree program allows students to specialize in sustainable building or construction management and information sciences. Students also get to choose a thesis option or a professional research plan of study.
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at Colorado State University - Pueblo. The program includes instruction on construction management, business and technology. Curriculum topics cover construction law, surveying, construction safety, wood structural systems and construction accounting.
University of Denver
University of Denver is located in Denver. Students can choose to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in real estate and the built environment or the graduate construction management certificate program. The bachelor's degree program includes courses in construction estimating, residential construction, business law and marketing. Students must also complete a residential or commercial capstone course. The graduate certificate program requires students to complete a set of four courses, including commercial construction, estimating, construction project management and residential construction.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Construction Management Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Arapahoe Community College||2-year; public; large suburb||Associate of Applied Science in Construction Supervision||$3,918 in-state; $15,006 out-of-state*|
|Colorado Mesa University||4-year; public; small city||Bachelor of Science in Construction Management||$8,627 in-state; $20,944 out-of-state*|
|Colorado State University - Fort Collins||4-year; public; midsize city|| Bachelor of Science in Construction Management,
Master of Science in Construction Management
|$11,707 in-state; $29,608 out-of-state*|
|Colorado State University - Pueblo||4-year; public; midsize city||Bachelor of Science in Construction Management||$10,408 in-state; $26,329 out-of-state*|
|University of Denver||4-year; private, not-for-profit; large city|| Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Real Estate and the Built Environment,
Construction Management Certificate
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.