The state of Michigan currently has seven colleges that offer degree programs for construction management. Below is information for six of these 2-year colleges and 4-year universities that offer associate's and bachelor's degree programs in construction management and construction green technology. Some certificate programs are also available. Depending on the school, distance learning options may be offered.
Eastern Michigan University
Located in Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan University is a large university in a rural setting with over 22,000 students. It offers certificate and degree programs in a number of fields, including a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. This degree program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in the expanding fields of construction and general contracting. Students pursuing this degree can expect to enroll in courses such as introduction to construction, surveying, construction estimating and bidding, heavy highway construction systems and contract documents, regulations, and specifications. In addition to these core construction requirements, students will also be expected to complete liberal arts and humanities courses as well as a set of math courses.
Ferris State University
With its main campus in Big Rapids, Ferris State has affiliates or satellite campuses in 19 other locations. Ferris State also offers distance learning opportunities. The college and all of its affiliates currently have more than 13,000 students enrolled. Ferris State University offers certificates and degrees in over 50 programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree program offered at Ferris State features a curriculum that relies in part on an emphasis on construction-related computer software. Combined with this emphasis on cutting-edge software is an understanding of the importance of a strong familiarity with construction, engineering and business basics. Successful degree candidates from this Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program will have a strong awareness of all aspects needed to assume mid- to upper-level management positions in the construction and general contracting fields.
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield is the location of Lawrence Technological University. The university was founded in 1932 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The College of Engineering at Lawrence Technological University offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology and Management Degree for students interested in construction. It takes 125 credit hours to complete the program which includes 62 core classes in management construction. Courses such as architectural graphics, estimating, highway design, project management, and surveying and land measurement are a part of the curriculum.
Michigan Technological University
Located in Houghton, Michigan Technological University had a student population of 7,022 (5,719 undergraduate) during the 2011-2012 school year. The campus has student housing and the student-faculty ratio in 2011-2012 was 13:1. The Bachelor of Construction Management Degree program prepares students for future careers as project managers, estimators, field engineers, and construction specialists. Students will take classes such as introduction to construction management, basic construction materials, building utility systems, and construction project management.
Oakland Community College
Bloomfield Hills is home to Oakland Community College. It is the largest community college in Michigan and is the 21st largest nationally. The Associate in Applied Science-Construction Management program gives students the opportunity to learn common business and construction practices. Required courses that are parts of the curriculum include Personal Computer Productivity Tools (MS-Office & XP), Construction Contracts and Administration, Construction Law, and Construction Estimating and Bidding Techniques. Students that have documentation of completed apprenticeship training will be given 22 credit hours.
Southwestern Michigan College
Southwestern Michigan Colleges sits on a 240-acre campus in Dowagiac. In 2011-2012, the college had a student-faculty ratio of 20:1 and population of 3,029 (all undergraduate). The Associate in Applied Science-Construction Trades Green Technology program teaches students the skills needed for a career in the construction industry with a focus on 'green building'. Classes such as Construction Tools and Safety, Construction Practices, Foundations, and Quantity and Cost Estimating are part of the curriculum.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Construction Management Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Eastern Michigan University||4-year, Public; large suburb||Bachelor of Science in Construction Management||$12,508 *|
|Ferris State University||4-year, Public; distant town||Bachelor of Science in Construction Management||$11,788 *|
|Lawrence Technological University||4-year, Private-not-for profit; small city||Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology and Management||$33,570*|
|Michigan Technological University||4-year, Public; remote town||Bachelor of Science in Construction Management|| $15,646 (in-state)
|Oakland Community College||2-year, Public; large suburb||Associate in Applied Science-Construction Management|| $2,408 (in-district)
|Southwestern Michigan College||2-year, Public; rural fringe||Associate in Applied Science-Construction Trades Green Technology|| $5,145 (in-district)
Source: *NCES College Navigator.