Take a look out the window as you drive down the street. All around you are buildings that have stood the test of time, as well as new buildings popping up in urban and rural areas. As new businesses need new facilities and the population continues to grow, buildings are necessities. Contractors, engineers, and surveyors are needed in addition to construction crews to make these places a reality. Careers in commercial, residential, and civil construction are possible with a construction management degree from Wayne State College. You’ll get a balance of construction technology courses, business management courses, and the opportunity for internships with contractors throughout the program. You’ll learn computer-aided design (CAD), surveying, estimating, scheduling, OSHA safety, sustainability, and climate and energy control. Pair these courses with some business classwork along the way, and when you graduate, you’ll be ready to take on a career in construction management.
Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey
Our Focus is Results
Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.
- Manufacturing processes and systems
- Drafting and design
- Construction systems and technology
- Residential / technical drawing with computer-aided design (CAD) software
- Cabinetmaking and millwork
- Manufacturing technology
- Welding and fabrication
- Power, energy, and transportation systems
- Electronics and electricity
- Desktop publishing / digital photography
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Construction manager
- General contractor
- Project manager
- Cost estimator
- Building inspector
- Construction safety supervisor
- Property or facility manager
- Equipment manager
- Contractor sales agent
- Construction companies
- Architecture firms
- Engineering firms
- Infrastructure companies
- Government / federal agencies
- Fabrication companies
- Schools, colleges, and universities
- Transportation companies
- Power and utility companies
- Self-employed contractor
Learn From the Best
Our faculty are accomplished, with 86% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.
Outside the Classroom
At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.
Clubs and Organizations
- Association of General Contractors
- National Association of Homebuilders
- Occupational Safety Organization
Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester. Projects in this field include building and rehabilitating houses with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and homeowners.
- Field trips – Visit local construction and manufacturing facilities to meet pros in the industry and get a peek at operations behind the scenes to watch how things are made.
- Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
- Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
You’ll have a chance to work with local companies in this field to help gain experience and earn credit toward your degree in construction management. Career Services is also available to help you find the best internship opportunities.