Dunwoody’s Construction Project Management associate’s degree helps both new students and those already with field experience take their career to the next level.
While at Dunwoody, you will learn best practices and industry standards for planning and executing complex construction projects. Key themes throughout the program include risk and safety management and ethical and legal implications. Through instruction and hands-on training from expert instructors, you will learn how to develop and manage schedules and monitor and report on the progress of build activity.
Your course-load will include classes like:
– Construction Drafting
– Materials, Testing & Construction Methods
– Construction Planning & Scheduling
– Building Codes
– Construction Safety
During your 3rd and 4th semester, you will also complete two capstone projects: one in residential construction and one in commercial construction.
Program graduates are prepared for careers in both residential and commercial construction.
Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Construction Project Management program include:
– Field trips and guest speakers from renowned organizations, including Ryan Companies, Vujovich Design Build, Mortenson Construction, Builders Association Twin Cities, and Associated General Contractors.
– Participation in national competitions, including the annual National Home Builder’s Association (NAHB) Residential Construction Management student competition. Dunwoody placed second in 2016.
– Extensive interactive training and hands-on activities. Throughout the curriculum, basic construction methods are demonstrated with the expectation that you will become aware of the skills necessary to build a project from the ground up.
– Opportunities to study abroad, increasing your exposure to cultural and global design. Previous Construction Project Management students have traveled to Spain.
– Student organizations and clubs like the Association of General Contractors (AGC), which serve as fun and valuable extracurricular activities.
Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. A shorter certificate option is also available. Classes within this program are offered during the day and evening.
Graduates from the associate’s program are eligible to directly transfer into the bachelor’s completion degree in construction management.
Common Job Titles
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
– Project Manager
– Field Engineer
Companies that hire our graduates include:
– Ames Construction
– MG McGrath
– Lyman Lumber
– Ryan Companies
Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.