Knoxville Construction Management Schools
Students in the Knoxville, TN, area who want to work in construction management can find training programs at two area schools. This article discusses those schools, which are both within 20 minutes of downtown. Check out the table for valuable school information, such as program costs, enrollment numbers, graduation rates and more.
- The University of Tennessee, which is two miles from downtown Knoxville, offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Soil Science with a concentration in construction science.
- Located 18 miles from downtown, Pellissippi State Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology with a concentration in civil engineering. Students can choose to specialize in construction engineering technology or construction science.
Comparison of Schools
The table below makes it easy to compare important school statistics and choose the right school.
|University of Tennessee||Pellissippi State Community College|
|School Type||4-year; public||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||28,321*||11,168*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city||Large suburb|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$12,970 in-state, $31,390 out-of-state*||$4,180 in-state, $16,159 out-of-state*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||93%*||94%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||77%*||N/A - Open admissions*|
|Retention Rate (2016-2017)||86% for full-time students; 55% for part-time students*||53% for full-time students; 41% for part-time students*|
|Graduation Rate||70% (2011)*||27% (5% transfer-out rate) (2014)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
University of Tennessee
The Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Soil Science with concentrations in construction science, off-road vehicle technology, land surveying technology and agricultural systems technology.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Soil Science - Construction Science
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Soil Science - Construction Science program provides students with education and training in a variety of construction areas, including commercial, residential, excavation and agricultural. Students develop a strong understanding of math and science and are exposed to areas in land surveying, sustainable construction practices and computer-assisted drafting. Because the program includes courses in accounting, law and finance, students who complete the program also earn a minor in business administration.
Pellissippi State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College offers certificates and associate's degree programs in business, engineering technology, nursing, paralegal studies, media technologies and computer science. Students interested in engineering technology can choose among concentrations in electrical construction management, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and manufacturing.
Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology/Civil Engineering Concentration
Students who enroll in this program can choose from two specializations related to construction management; construction engineering technology or construction science. This program requires 60-62 credits for completion. Coursework for both options includes AutoCAD fundamentals, construction materials and cost estimating, soil mechanics, surveying principles and building systems fundamentals.
Both specializations prepare graduates for careers as construction managers, estimators, plans reviewers and inspectors. While the construction engineering technology specialization allows graduates to go directly into the workforce, the construction science specialization also gives students the option to transfer into the University of Tennessee's Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Soil Science - Construction Science program.