Construction Management

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
construction management students working on job site

About this program

Construction managers are leaders. They’re planners, facilitators, and communicators, supervising the building process from concept to completion. At Penn College, you’ll get hands-on experience alongside expert faculty with extensive industry expertise. Explore construction materials and methods. Understand mechanical and electrical systems. Examine plans, contracts, and documents. Hone communication skills. And gain the confidence you need to manage the entire process from the boardroom to the job site.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

98%

Overall Placement Rate

84%

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 & Program Orientation (BCM103)
  • Materials & Methods of Construction I (BCM105)
  • Construction Drawings (BCM142)
  • Construction Safety & First Aid (BCM108)
  • Materials & Methods of Construction II (BCM125)
  • Drafting, Codes & Plan Reading (BCM144)
  • Construction Documents (BCM145)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Construction Surveying (BCM230)
  • Construction Estimating (BCM280)
  • Mechanical & Electrical Systems for Construction Managers (BCM233)
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Construction Equipment & Productivity Analysis (BCM252)
  • Computers in Construction (BCM240)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Directed Construction Management Business/Management Elective (BCB)
  • Advanced Estimating & Cost Control (BCM304)
  • Directed Construction Management Elective (BCM)
  • Construction Structural Analysis & Design (BCM319)
  • Construction Contracts & Administration (BCM345)
  • Project Planning, Scheduling & Control (BCM340)
  • Construction Jobsite Management (BCM350)
  • Proven OSHA Construction Safety 30-Hour Credentials (BCM421)
  • Construction Safety Management (BCM422)
  • Construction Management Capstone I (BCM425)
  • Construction Management Concepts I (BCM482)
  • Construction Project Development (BCM440)
  • Construction Management Capstone II (BCM435)
  • Construction Management Concepts II (BCM484)

​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.

  • Physics Survey (PHS103)
  • Directed Construction Management Science Elective with lab (BSC)
  • Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111) or
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO112)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)

​​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.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH181)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101) or
  • Interpersonal Communication (SPC201)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Business Statistics (MTH157)
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

Featured Videos

Construction Management

From the board room to the job site, construction managers call the shots. They take the lead to ensure building projects are completed on time and within budget. Meet a few soon-to-be construction managers and see how they’re preparing to rise to the top of this dynamic and exciting career field.

Wildcat Spotlight - Will Sulesky

Meet men’s basketball player and construction management student, Will Sulesky. Explore his journey to Penn College. Learn why he loves the winning combination of Wildcat athletics and academics. And discover his secrets to success on and off the court.

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about.

Feb 24

Undergraduate Open House

Saturday, February 24 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Apr 7

Undergraduate Open House

Sunday, April 7 8:30 AM - 3 PM

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Facilities

Lab Tour

Meet Professor Wayne Sheppard. Learn about the diverse career options in construction management. Dig into what you can expect semester-to-semester. And take a walk through the classroom and computer lab spaces.

Advanced Learning Labs
Facilities

Advanced Learning Labs

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

Tomorrow is in the Making

The Dr. Welch Workshop

The makerspace is an open workshop for all students. Take hands-on learning to the next level. Explore your creativity. Bring your ideas to light. Collaborate with other students, faculty and staff, or work independently to test theories, explore ideas, and gain real-world skills to power your career. 

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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

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

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.

Penn College News
10.24.2023

Students’ hearts, eyes opened through Dominican mission trip

A few had never flown or been outside of the United States. For some, not even beyond Pennsylvania or any farther south than Virginia. And if any of their good fortunes ever included travel to the Caribbean, that touristy resort experience offered no hint of how revelatory everyday life can be. When they boarded their flight in Philadelphia in June, not even a 16-week preparatory class on their Penn College campus could have adequately prepared them for their imminent awakening in the Dominican Republic.

09.23.2023

Construction management marks three decades of excellence

A day and a half of mentorship and inspiration, as well as a Thursday night banquet to honor the milestone, commemorated the 30th anniversary of Penn College's first bachelor's-degree major: construction management.

08.18.2023

Teachers race back to class to pique middle schoolers' STEM interest

As part of a PAsmart “Advancing K-12 Computer Science & STEM Education” grant received by Pennsylvania College of Technology from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 24 middle school educators recently convened on campus for a weeklong hands-on externship.

Gain global experience
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 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).

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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. Ryan Becker, '08, Project Executive, Gilbane Building Company
  • Mr. James P Craft, '09, Operations Manager, James Craft & Son Inc.
  • Mr. Michael L Fiore, '04, Director of Project Management, 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.
  • Mr. David Giumento, '03, Construction Manager/Executive, Allan Myers Inc.
  • Mr. Jared Hoover, '06, Superintendent, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Mr. Michael J Mattivi, '01, Director of Project Management, Zartman Construction, Inc.
  • Mr. Brandon A Miller, '10, Area Manager, Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
  • Ms. Angie Moore, Project Manager, Wickersham Construction & Engineering, Inc.
  • Mr. Matthew R Sarver, LEED AP, '04, Vice President, Gilbane
  • Ms. Stephanie L Schmidt, DBIA, President, Poole Anderson Construction
  • Mr. Benjamin Stover, '13, Project Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co
  • Mr. Michael Urciuolo, '09, Procurement Agent, Turner Construction Company
  • Mr. S. Curtis Wargo, '05, Senior Project Manager, Allan Myers