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Construction Management

Be a Leader in the Construction Industry

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.

 

Caleb Skaggs standing in front of The Crossing

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.

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Program Information

First Destination Success Rates

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.

2017-2018 Salary Summary

2017-2018 Graduates – Employers & Job Titles

2016-2017 Salary Summary

2016-2017 Graduates – Employers & Job Titles

2015-2016 Salary Summary

2014-2015 Salary Summary 

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data


 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Annual Student Enrollment

125

136

134

154

 147

Annual Graduation

24

19

22

26

 30

What is CM?

  • A $1.2M House
  • A $690M Stadium
  • A $250M Hospital

 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. 

CMGT Mission Statement

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.

Undergraduate Programs

Program Education Outcomes

  1. Have effective oral and written communication skills and demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to the benefit of teams.
  2. Apply construction management skills to develop and apply a project budget using the project estimate and schedule.  
  3. Produce and manage a construction schedule.      
  4. Be a professional, ethical, and socially responsible constructor.  
  5. Be capable and committed to providing a safe working environment on all construction projects.
  6. Utilize current construction management techniques and construction management technology to acquire, manage, and complete construction projects.  

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
  2. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs
  3. an ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data, and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  4. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  5. an ability to understand ethical and professional responsibility and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  6. an ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze uncertainty

Construction Management Student Groups

Each year UCM Construction Management students 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.  

  • SOCM

Student Organization of Construction Managers or SOCM is a club for construction management students to socialize outside of the classroom while still working on construction related projects. Examples of past projects include:

  • Walking trail around Lions Lake
  • Homecoming floats
 

Scholarships

UCM Scholarship Finder

For Any Major within the School of Technology

FIRST Robotics Scholarship (Incoming Freshman - STEM related)

Jacob M. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship (Including Graduate Students) 

Construction Management

Coleman Industrial Construction, Inc. Diane and Don Coleman Scholarship
Barton Riley Scholarship

Click link for Construction Industry Scholarship Opportunity.

Transfer Guide

Institutional Factbook 2018

Program Accreditation

ATMAE Accreditation logo

You will receive an education from an ATMAE accredited program.

Contact

Dr. Kyle Larson
Program Coordinator
COT 203C
Tel: (660) 543-4746

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