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Construction Management Degree Program and Career Video

Construction Management Degree Program and Career Video Transcript

Are you interested in a college degree in construction that allows you the flexibility of being a general contractor, building inspector, field supervisor or subcontractor among others? A bachelor's degree in Construction Management may be the degree for you; this video provides an excellent introduction to it.

Description

Construction management is a professional service which combines effective management techniques with the design, planning and construction of a project from beginning to end, constantly keeping in mind time, cost and quality control [1]. To perform these tasks, there is an increasing need for construction managers to have a college education.

Intro/Summary

Construction Management bachelor degree programs usually combine a regimen of mathematics, construction technology and science courses in the context of a liberal arts education. Some programs offer concentrations which specialize skills to a particular aspect of construction management. Examples include industrial, commercial, residential, electrical, mechanical and highway and bridge construction. Many programs have internship and co-op possibilities, and the option to tailor your education to meet career goals through elective courses.

Typical Coursework

Typical courses for a construction management bachelor's degree include:

  • Construction Practices
  • Building Codes
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • Plans and Specifications
  • Safety Management
  • Construction Estimating and Analysis
  • Foundations and Soils

Job Prospects

A Construction Management bachelor's degree prepares you for work in many different facets of the construction industry. Typical employers include general and specialty contractors, government agencies, corporate builders, utility companies, building owners, developers, engineering firms, manufacturers, as well as educational and health institutions [2].

Conclusion

Construction management is more than just managing contractors; it is a professional service in its own right where time, cost and quality control are constantly examined. A bachelor's degree program is demanding, yet it can provide excellent job opportunities.


Sources

[#1]Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), www.cmaanet.org

[#2]University of Cincinnati, www.uc.edu

[#3]Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org

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