The Construction Program has been in existence since 1984, with the Mission of producing highly educated and motivated professionals for the construction industry. During this time the program has grown to over 250 majors and five dedicated faculty members. Students in this program earn a BS degree in Construction Science and Management, which includes a Business Minor, and an industrial internship served during the student’s junior or senior year.
The Mission of the Construction Science and Management program is to achieve a nationally recognized, student-centered, industry-oriented, construction program that prepares graduates to become outstanding future leaders, well versed in relevant management practices, current construction techniques and in the conduct of applied research.
In order for the CSM Program to fullfill its mission statement, the program incorporates the following seven program outcomes:
1. Students will demonstrate technical knowledge and skills acquired through the study of the construction discipline.
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of construction processes.
3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills through the successful execution of both graphic communication and written papers.
4. Students will recognize the need for engagement in lifelong learning.
5. Students will demonstrate strong leadership, management and teamwork skills.
6. Students will apply modern technology to solve construction related problems.
7. Students will recognize and apply high professional practices and ethical standards.
The BST in Industrial Technology degree prepares students for work in industry in middle management positions. Students gain a sound knowledge and understanding of materials, processes, industrial safety and concepts of industrial management. The degree has majors in construction, manufacturing, general technology and teacher certification. The general technology major, under industrial technology, can be customized to meet specific student needs offering opportunities in electronics, industrial safety, education, etc. Students interested in exploring such opportunities should see a Technology Department advisor for more details.
Eighteen hours are required for a minor in technology. At least nine hours must be advanced. Courses will be determined by conference with a department advisor or the chair of the department.
Students seeking State of Texas Certification in driver's education must complete nine semester hours: TECH 4383, TECH 4385 and TECH 4393. For more information on this program contact the director of the Traffic Safety Center.