Construction Management

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Construction Management students in lab

About this program

When you come to Penn College, you’ll leave prepared. With the vision and technical know-how to build a better tomorrow. As a construction manager, you’ll be a major player in seeing construction projects from concept through completion. You’ll tackle estimating and planning. Oversee purchasing. Manage subcontractors. Supervise staff. And best of all, you’ll have a job waiting for you post-graduation. Actually, the vast majority of our students have offers before tossing their caps!

100%

Overall Placement Rate

89.5%

Hired BEFORE Graduation

Certifications Embedded in Curriculum

Careers

  • Project manager
  • Construction manager
  • Estimator
  • Purchasing/expediting agent
  • Safety officer
  • Superintendent
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Construction and Program Orientation (BCM103)
  • Materials and Methods of Construction I (BCM105)
  • Drafting and Plan Reading (BCM115)
  • Materials and Methods of Construction II (BCM125)
  • Construction Documents and Specifications (BCM270)
  • Construction Surveying (BCM230)
  • Construction Estimating (BCM280)
  • Construction Equipment Applications (BCM220)
  • Computers in Construction (BCM240)
  • Directed Construction Management Elective (BCM)
  • Advanced Estimating and Cost Control (BCM304)
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings (BCM305)
  • Construction Structural Analysis and Design (BCM309)
  • Project Planning, Scheduling and Control (BCM340)
  • Construction Jobsite Management (BCM350)
  • Advanced Topics in Construction Technology (BCM390)
  • Construction Safety (BCM420)
  • Construction Project Management (BCM430)
  • Directed Construction Management Business/Management Elective (BCB)
  • Senior Capstone Project (BCM497)
  • Construction Project Development (BCM440)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective (FIT)
  • Open Elective (OEA)
  • Directed Construction Management Science Elective with lab (BSC)
  • Cultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science/Art/Foreign Language/Applied Arts/Int'l Field Exp (BPT)
  • Art Elective (ART) or
  • Humanities Elective (HUM) or
  • Social Science Elective (SSE) or
  • Foreign Language Elective (FOR) or
  • Applied Arts Elective (AAE) or
  • International Field Experience Elective (IFE)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • First Year Experience (FYE101)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I (MTH180)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Technical and Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101) or
  • Interpersonal Communication (SPC201)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II (MTH182)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Applied Calculus (MTH230)
  • Small Business Management (MGT249)
  • College Physics I (PHS115)
  • Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications (MTH160)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111) or
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO112)
Facilities

Advanced Learning Labs

Get hands-on experience in specialized labs using industry-standard equipment just like you’ll see in the real world.

Student Experience

“The versatility that construction management gives you is unmatched. You can be in the office in a professional setting, but you’ll also go to meetings at job sites. And that’s unique to this industry. It’s not boring. There’s a lot of flexibility and ability to be involved in lots of different projects.”

Lauren Herr

Construction Management

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Construction Management Association

Collaborate with others in your field of study and play an active role in your community and school. 

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

News
05.20.2019

Allan Myers boosts annual scholarship commitment

Allan Myers Inc., a heavy civil construction and construction materials company operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, ...

04.19.2019

CMA tours ‘capitol’ projects during travels to D.C., suburbs

Penn College’s Construction Management Association recently took 24 students to Washington, D.C., for a tour of six major ...

04.19.2019

Two students, dean represent Penn College at state conference

Two construction management students and their academic dean at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently served as judges at ...

Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Student Experience

Learning goes beyond the classroom

Construction Management Students Organize Competition

Construction Management students orchestrated and judged a two-day competition designed to get underclassmen more involved, and to learn how to perform under pressure with more realistic directives than in the classroom.

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More Information

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

View general transfer information

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

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.

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.

  • 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
Contact

Director of Admissions

Audriana Empet

SASC, Rm. 1075
800.367.9222 ext. 4530
alm56@pct.edu