Construction Management

Degrees: B.S., A.T.

With a projected construction employment increase of 21.3% by 2022, the Construction Management major at Millersville University prepares students to stand out in a quickly growing field.

Why Study This Program?

Millersville University's Construction Management concentration, within Applied Engineering and Technology Management, helps students develop the theoretical knowledge and leadership skills to pursue rewarding career opportunities. Construction employment is growing! The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment will increase by 21.3% by 2022. By incorporating a wide range of skills, workers are challenged to think creatively and solve problems. This program offers special facilities for students to use during their time at Millersville, including a materials processing lab, computer-aided drafting and design programs and a research and development facility. Graduates pursue fields in careers such as a project manager or project coordinator, field engineer, a scheduling assistant, compliance assistant, cost estimator or safety coordinator. 

What Will You Learn?

Students take courses in computer-aided drafting and design (CAD/D), architectural design, construction methods, construction planning, construction scheduling, supervision, construction estimating and take-off and construction contracts. All courses also include practical laboratory experiences and problem solving activities with the tools, materials, equipment and software that are fundamental to understanding the principles of construction technology.

In addition to regular classwork, students have the opportunity to complete internships within this field. These Construction Management internships combine the student's academic, technical and management preparation with actual on-the-job experiences in designing, building, and managing residential and commercial construction sites. In addition to the technical aspect, internships have a significant management component and students engage in management-related activities such as planning, organizing, directing, and supervision at the workplace.