The Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management focuses on materials and methods involved in the building process, and the managerial and business techniques necessary for successful construction business operation. Students will develop skills needed to work as supervisors, and construction managers or to specialize in estimating, purchasing, supervising, and project scheduling. They also will complete a general core of degree requirement courses.
Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment.
Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for employment in the natural gas industry.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
Students receive the OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry completion card through successful completion of the required elements included in our Construction Safety Management course. Students are also required to sit for the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) Level I – Associate Constructor Certification.
Construction manager, project manager, estimator, purchasing/expediting agent, contractor/sub-contractor, code enforcement officer, building inspector
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for construction managers was $91,370 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $159,560.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||64,250||$49.08||$102,090|
|Residential Building Construction||40,920||$46.59||$96,900|
|Building Equipment Contractors||34,340||$48.47||$100,810|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||16,920||$45.16||$93,930|
|Utility System Construction||15,980||$49.61||$103,180|
Statistics reported in May 2017
Special Admissions Requirements
This major is subject to the transfer standards established in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/transferringcredits.htm). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Necessary equipment will be addressed in courses as needed.
Computers are available throughout the campus for student use. Students may purchase a laptop or PC for their personal use, however, there is no specific computer requirement for the Construction Management program.
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Construction Management Association (CMA)
Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)
Sigma Lambda Chi
Construction Management Advisory Committee
- Mr. James P Craft, '09, Project Manager, James Craft & Son Inc.
- Mr. Jack DaSilva, Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
- Mr. Michael L Fiore, '04, Project Manager, Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.
- Mr. Brian J Fish, '02, General Superintendent, Hensel Phelps
- Mr. Hal Gee, Jr., Vice President, Energy Development, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
- Ms. Angie Martinozzi, Assistant Project Manager of Industrial Services, Wickersham Construction & Engineering, Inc.
- Mr. Michael J Mattivi, '01, Director of Project Management, Zartman Construction, Inc.
- Mr. Brandon A Miller, '10, Area Manager, Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
- Mr. Matthew R Sarver, LEED AP, '04, Senior Project Manager, Gilbane
- Ms. Stephanie L Schmidt, DBIA, President, Poole Anderson Construction
- Mr. Kevin M Snoke, P.E., CHC, CCHM, Executive Vice President, Quandel Construction Group, Inc.
- Mr. S. Curtis Wargo, '05, Project Manager, Allan Myers
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.