Minneapolis, Minn., June 21, 2012 — Dunwoody College of Technology has received official approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer a bachelor’s completion program in Construction Leadership & Management (CLMA). The degree will focus on the principles of leading teams and companies through construction projects while effectively managing construction resources. The program will accept students who have completed a two-year degree in the area of contruction sciences and building technology and is geared toward working professionals.
“The construction industry demands graduates who exemplify the applicable technical knowledge and leadership skills required to manage all phases and types of construction,” said Bridget Reynolds, Director for Construction Sciences & Building Technology. “The CLMA completion degree was designed with these needs in mind utilizing Dunwoody’s 98 year history of applied education in construction.”
The CLMA program was developed under guidance from working professionals in the construction industry, faculty, and Dunwoody alumni. A Program Advisory Committee (PAC) is being formed to continue guiding the future direction of the program.
“We’re hearing more and more from our industry partners that they want employees with a bachelor’s degree,” President Rich Wagner said. “They need people with technical skills who also have the business and communication skills to manage teams, interface with customers and handle complex projects. Dunwoody has responded to that need by creating a series of bachelor’s completion programs that our two-years programs feed into as well as graduates of MnSCU colleges and other two-year technical programs. And, of course, just like with our associate’s degree, the focus of our bachelor’s completion programs is a hands-on, applied approach to teaching and learning.”
Dunwoody is also choosing to seek programmatic accreditation from the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), and the ACCE guidelines were used in the development of the program.
For the full program description, see the CLMA program page on the Dunwoody website.
Dunwoody College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Located on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis, it has provided a hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, who in turn have gone on to meaningful and rewarding careers.