The Construction Program has been in existence since 1984, with the Mission of producing motivated professionals for the construction industry. During this time the program has grown to over 350 majors and eight (8) 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 the student's sophomore year. The program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
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 methods used to construct the built environment.
In order for the CSM Program to fulfill its mission statement, the program incorporates the following ten program outcomes:
1. Students will apply an understanding of construction fundamentals.
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of construction processes.
3. Students apply effective communication skills.
4. Students will understand project risk management and project control processes.
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, sustainability and ethical standards.
8. Students will demonstrate an understanding and application of construction building systems.
9. Students will demonstrate an understanding of construction business fundamentals.
10. Students will demonstrate and understanding of safety plans and quality assurance protocols.
The BS in Technology Management degree prepares students for professional management positions in industry, or to become public school teachers in the field of Technology Education. Industry bound graduates will be prepared for work involving materials, processes, product design and development, quality management, safety management, supply chain issues, facility planning, and similar concepts in industrial management. Graduates of the Technology Education track will be prepared to teach a variety of industry and technology related subjects in Texas public schools. This degree has three specializations:
Eighteen hours are required for a minor in Technology. At least nine hours must be advanced. The minor is to consist of a cohesive set of courses, often selected to support the student's major. 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.