A professional construction manager is someone who coordinates all that goes into a construction project. The overall goal of a construction manager is to meet the needs of their clients, by producing a financially sound project that is completed on time. This product must meet the specific needs of the client as well as the codes put forth by government.
Responsibilities of a construction manager are plentiful. He or she must manage:
- Project planning
Working professionals seeking to advance their education, students interested in construction management, or seasoned employees looking to start their own companies often choose construction management to help achieve their career goals. People with construction management degrees often work as project managers, superintendents, estimators, schedulers, or green construction/LEED specialists. Many people in the construction industry own and operate their own businesses.
WSU started offering construction management courses in 2008 in order to meet the demands of students and industry. This program was originally articulated with Macomb Community College, and still shares a great partnership with this institution. Students with associate's degrees in architectural technology, construction technology, and civil technology will find transferring to this program simple and easy. Students from other disciplines and colleges can also become a part of this program through appropriate credit transfer.
The program offered in construction management specialization includes coursework on construction project management, estimating, scheduling, safety, legal and professional aspects, specifications, computer applications and a capstone project. Additional courses from the Business School on accounting, marketing, and management complement the program. Co-op and internship opportunities are available to the students in summers as well as the academic year.
This program is also unique because it is instructed at one of WSU’s suburban campuses, the Macomb Community College South Campus located just north of WSU’s main campus:
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088
We welcome any admissible student with foundational education in construction management or construction science to our program. In order to take full advantage of your community college credits, it is recommended that you speak with the engineering technology advisor, Joyce Lien, to go over your personal transfer plan. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 577-8000.