UCM’s Construction Management program prepares individuals to become leaders in the construction industry. The curriculum exposes students to Commercial, Civil, Industrial, and Residential projects and provides the foundation for pursuing both field and office-based career tracks. Students enjoy small class sizes and learning from faculty with extensive U.S. construction industry experience. The program has earned accreditation from the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Graduates are highly recruited by regional and national construction firms who provide summer internships and full time employment. The program is also supported by an active advisory board made up of recognized industry leaders.
UCM student and intern, Caleb Skaggs proudly stands outside of The Crossing - South at Holden, a high-impact project he helped contribute to by applying classroom lessons to a real-world construction site.
These reports highlight UCM graduates six months after graduation on their First Destination Success (FDS). FDS can be defined as graduates who are actively engaged in work/educational experiences (full-time, part-time, military, volunteer/program of service, or continuing education). Prospective students and families can gain knowledge by looking at major statistics.
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All these projects and many more were successfully completed by graduates of UCM’s CM program
Construction Management is a combination of specialized project management techniques used to manage planning, design, and construction of a project from beginning to end.
To provide a nationally accredited program of study designed to provide the technical, managerial, and general education needs of those desiring to enter or continue in a construction related professional career.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will have the ability to:
SOCM is a construction management student group which focuses on networking, philanthropy, and professional development. With regard to networking, SOCM hosts social events for its members to promote relationships with each other. Past projects have included working together to build a homecoming float and hosting cook outs. With regard to Philanthropy, SOCM hosts fund raisers, organizes food drives, and builds community projects like the walking trail bridge at Lion's Lake and shade pavilions for dog parks. Finally, with regard to professional development, SOCM organizes trips to industry events in Kansas City like the Building Industry Expo, Estimating & Management Academies, as well as organizing teams for the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Management Competition.
Each year SOCM works with the CM faculty, advisory board, and industry sponsors to participate in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Management Competition in Nebraska City, NE. The competition is among 16 schools offering construction-related degrees in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The competition is based on real plans and specifications of Commercial, Design-Build, Heavy/Civil, and Residential projects already completed or underway. Teams are given the plans and specifications and required to prepare complete estimates, schedules, cash flow projections, cost analysis, site layouts, methodology plans, and safety plans per the problem statement. Representatives from industry that were involved with these real-world projects judge the written submittal and the formal presentation of the solution.
This is an excellent learning opportunity for our students, emphasizing technical, leadership, and teamwork skills. The teams meet every Thursday evening in the fall semester to prepare the pre-qualification package, develop preliminary estimates and schedules, rehearse presentation skills, and review past bid packages and presentations in preparation for the competition. Many companies that employ our students have commented that they look very favorably on candidates who have participated in this competition.
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FIRST Robotics Scholarship (Incoming Freshman - STEM related)
Jacob M. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship (Including Graduate Students)
Coleman Industrial Construction, Inc. Diane and Don Coleman Scholarship
Barton Riley Scholarship
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You will receive an education from an ABET accredited program.