Construction is the largest and most diversified industry in the country, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the gross national product. The key professional in this vast enterprise is the “constructor”, a term given to the leaders and managers in the construction industry, having the responsibility for planning, scheduling, and building the projects designed by architects and engineers. These highly specialized efforts are indispensable in meeting the country’s growing need for new structures and environmental control projects.
The Construction Management Program at UNK prepares students for employment in a variety of construction related careers.
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Many graduates obtain the following positions:
- Project Manager
- Safety Engineer
- Field Supervisor
Our Mission Statement:
“Provide a strong technical and managerial foundation for all sectors of the construction industry by focusing intently on communication, organization and leadership.”
- Student Focused Faculty
- Practical Laboratory Activities
- Technologically Advanced Student Computer Labs
- Required Summer Internship
- Industry Involvement and Networking
- Active Professional NAHB and AGC Student Organizations
- Construction Management Partnership Program
- Program is accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering. (ATMAE)
- Scholarships are available exclusively for Construction Management students. Click here to view the full listing.
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Small class sizes, personal service and attention from faculty and staff.
Well equipped laboratory providing a superior learning environment.
Ample opportunities to develop a sense of belonging to the UNK Construction program and campus community.
“Real World” experiences contribute to learning and networking opportunities.
Financial aid and scholarships are available through campus and private sector sources.
The UNK Construction Management Program provides a strong technical and managerial foundation in residential and light commercial construction techniques and processes. Students have built over 15 homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Students gain additional educational experiences through active involvement in the Construction Management Organization (CMO). Students interact and network with fellow classmates, instructors and construction professionals. Student members enjoy all the benefits of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Students have the opportunity to meet industry professionals through program sponsored career fairs held exclusively for Construction Management students. Company showcases, community service projects and trips to state and national conferences are additional opportunities to develop networking connections.
Management based internships are required for all Construction Management students. Internships provide the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom and laboratories and experience the industry first hand. Permanent job offers are often the result.
“When finding a career after graduation, I feel like I was granted a great leg up from those who went to other universities.”
“Students enjoy an open relationship with program faculty members who are always willing to help.”
“The classroom atmosphere was relaxed making it easy to learn.”