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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 degree in construction management 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.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.


Hours required:
For concentration: 57
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


Popular minors: Safety, Drafting, Business Administration, Manufacturing Management


School: Business and Technology


Department: Technology and Applied Science

Construction Management Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid for your degree in construction management degree at Wayne State College.

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.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • 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

 

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Construction manager
  • General contractor
  • Project manager
  • Drafter
  • Cost estimator
  • Welder
  • Building inspector
  • Construction safety supervisor
  • Property or facility manager
  • Superintendent
  • Carpenter
  • Equipment manager
  • Contractor sales agent

Employers

Employers

  • 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 85% 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.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

 

WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

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.

 

 

Construction Student Activities

Opportunities

  • 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.
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Internships

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.

 

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