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Bachelor of Science Degree
University of Central Missouri's Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree program prepares individuals to enter and excel in a construction management career. This construction management program focuses on the development of competencies regarding teamwork, written and oral communication, project management and field management. The curriculum has been carefully balanced to provide students with the technical theory, "hands-on" knowledge, management skill, and communication know-how needed to manage the complete construction process.
This field has shown continual growth and extends from residential and commercial construction to the ever increasing demand for heavy/highway and public works expansion and replacement. Coursework includes computer estimating, construction methods, design principles, building codes, scheduling, materials, safety, project management, legal aspects, soils and site layout. Graduates are employed in such positions as field engineers, cost estimators, project managers, construction managers, and construction quality assurance managers.
Central Missouri's baccalaureate program in Construction Management is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The Construction Management program is also accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The program has international recognition by the Chartered Institute of Building in the United Kingdom.
Student organizations in the School of Technology include the Student Organization of Construction Managers (SOCM). SOCM is the umbrella organization for Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), and the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers (AACE). MO's Homebuilders, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, also has active construction student membership and is an additional outlet for applied construction practice.
Construction industry scholarships are offered by such organizations as the American Society of Professional Estimators, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors of America, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers International, Coleman Industrial Construction Inc., Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Construction Specifications Institute of Kansas City, Crossland Construction Co., Heavy Constructors Association, Kansas City Builders Association, Midwest Concrete Industry Board, National Association of Women in Construction, and Septagon Construction Co.
UCM's Office of Career Services assists students seeking internships, summer and campus jobs, part-time, and full-time employment. They also provide assistance with writing cover letters and resumes and offer a career library, mock interviews, and career counseling. The office also serves representatives of business, government, industry, and education who are looking for prospective employees. Over 700 employers visit UCM each year to conduct interviews on campus. Career Services may be reached at 660-543-4985 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website at ucmo.edu/career/students.
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