Construction

Construction students

JOB SPOTLIGHT

Construction Manager

Median earnings

$43/hour 

Projected job growth to 2024

+11% (National)
+10% (Michigan)


About the career

professionals to discuss and resolve issues on the job site. You will also plan, schedule and coordinate activities to meet deadlines, while preparing budget estimates, progress reports and daily activity logs.

Graduates from the building technology program have a wide variety of career options which include, but are not limited to, general contractor, carpenter, building inspector, building maintenance technician, material salesperson, concrete finisher, construction foreman, assistant estimator, surveyor, and more..


What you'll learn

Students will learn construction document reading, 3-D virtual modeling, field layout, foundation and concrete fundamentals, as well as concepts in rough carpentry and exterior and interior finishes. They are exposed to survey equipment, estimating documents and software, field supervision techniques, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire suppression systems, construction codes, building information modeling, and contract essentials. Throughout this program, students will conceptualize, design, plan, and build projects individually and as part of a team.  Graduates are prepared for an industry where highly qualified managers are in demand, and the potential for success is unlimited.


17th best construction management program in the U.S. (accreditedschoolsonline.org)

NMU Degrees

Two-year associate in applied sciences degree (60 credits)
Building Technology
As an industry professional, you will coordinate and schedule the activities of construction, as well as read specifications and blueprints to determine construction requirements or plan procedures. You will inspect work progress, equipment, and construction sites for quality and safety and perform site layout tasks using survey equipment.

 

Bachelor of science degree (120 credits)
Construction Management
The bachelor of science program in construction management is a direct ladder from the associate program in building technology.  Additional courses focus on higher level theory, critical thinking, and problem-solving-based concepts, which further prepare you for employment as a construction manager and will increase the opportunity to advance your career.


    Contact

    Evan Lucas, evlucas@nmu.edu, 906-227-2527, nmu.edu/tos

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