Pursuing a construction career on the management side of construction requires the appropriate college degree and/or certifications. Listed below are a few of the highly accredited educational opportunities offered in New England.
Construction Management (AS)
BFIT’s Construction Management Associate of Science program will give you a strong foundation in technical and organizational skills that apply to construction projects from conception to completion. You will also learn green building practices, building information modeling, scheduling, and estimating.
The scale and scope of the construction manager’s role has expanded to include the approach known as integrated project delivery. As a result, construction managers are now part of the project delivery team from the outset, rather than joining just before construction starts as was once common practice. This increased exposure early in the process requires that construction management technicians have knowledge of design, construction, facility management, and other tasks that were once carried out by other agents working on a project.
Industrial Technology Department
When you choose a major in Industrial Technology or Technology Education, you'll be able to create a program of study that will prepare you for a number of different careers in the real world. Students in the department can concentrate in Architectural Technology, Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Energy Management Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Technical Theatre.
Safety & Occupational Health & Applied Sciences
A Bachelor’s Degree in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science prepares students to protect the health and safety of workers in all kinds of situations.
Designed to help students think critically, anticipate, identify, and prioritize hazards, the course of study emphasizes problem-solving, understanding cost effectiveness, developing professional and program management skills, and learning the full range of safety and environmental regulatory compliance.
The program qualifies students for a range of occupational safety and health program management positions in the private and public sector.
Are you interested in a career in Building Technology or Construction Industry, in areas such as Building Construction & Cabinetmaking, Construction Management, Electrical Technology, Renewable Energy, Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration? Positions that may appeal to you include being an electrical contractor, construction project manager, plumber or pipefitter, air conditioning installer, steamfitter, refrigeration mechanic, remodeling contractor, or facilities manager. After completing your Associate Degree, you may consider the Rehabilitation Sciences Bachelor's Degree as an alternative career path, or pursue the Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design as a related field. We also offer a Bachelor's and Master's in Construction Management if you are interested in pursuing leadership roles in the Construction industry.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
As a student of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, you can focus on construction management to learn how to approach and lead construction projects from a sustainable and holistic perspective. This means you will be exposed not only to technical engineering concepts but also to a much broader application of these concepts as they relate to large and complex projects.
The accredited Construction Management program at RWU's School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management prepares future leaders of residential, commercial and heavy-civil projects. Through classes, labs and hands-on projects in engineering, business, math, science, law and liberal arts, you’ll learn how to manage construction projects from start to finish -- including scheduling, budgeting, choosing materials and safely supervising people. That’s why construction employers regularly report that our graduates exceed expectations for performance.
Building & Construction Technology
The Building and Construction Technology major provides students with a technical and scientific understanding that promotes the development of sustainable human habitat. Students explore the mechanical, physical and ecological properties of building materials and wood products used in building construction as these materials are processed, distributed, and put into service. Students also develop critical management and marketing skills preparing them for leadership roles in the building materials industry. The major provides thoughtful preparation for careers in the Building Materials, Construction, and Wood-Products Industry. Upper-level students develop a professional focus with electives in areas like engineering, economics, project management, and business administration.
Department of Construction Management
Become a Leader in Construction
Wentworth’s construction management program provides students with the education and work experience to enter the construction profession as a productive team member with the potential to become an innovative problem solver and industry leader. You’ll be challenged and equipped to apply your expanding technical knowledge and organizational skills to solve contemporary construction problems, and to adapt to changes in society, technology and the profession.
Benefit from a Rich and Rewarding Academic Program
Our curriculum exposes you to business administration, mathematics, chemistry and design to ensure you become a well-rounded graduate ready to excel in the world of construction. You’ll gain a clear understanding of the construction process, learn about state-of-the-art construction methods and materials, and develop crucial skills in management, budgeting, cost control, cost estimation, scheduling, team building and communication.
Construction management graduates are prepared to meet the demands of the industry and are actively recruited to oversee projects for construction management firms, construction contracting companies, real estate developers, appraisers, financial institutions and real estate management firms. Many graduates also seek positions in government agencies, architecture offices, engineering firms, industrial companies and material suppliers.
Department of Architecture
The Architecture program at Wentworth embraces the art of making. We are committed to the traditional role of the practitioner and master builder: to design and construct buildings that contribute to society and enrich people’s lives. To that end, the curriculum promotes research and design based on the linkages between conceptual frameworks and the tangible nature of architecture. Through rigorous investigations into the history, theory and material culture of the built environment, students engage design as a fusion of the art and science of building.
As a WPI civil engineering major, you’ll master and apply the fundamentals and be able to specialize. Be immersed in protecting the earth’s air and water, in the engineering behavior of earth materials, or in finding better ways to move people and goods. Examine the space where the natural world and the urban environment meet, or come to understand the complexities and impact the future of construction practices. Whatever your path, WPI’s project-based learning approach guarantees hands-on experiences. You’ll build leadership and cultivate ingenuity, typically in collaboration with industry partners and always with the support of faculty advisors.
Construction Project Management Certificate
Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, WPI’s Construction Project Management certificate gives you a graduate-level introduction into managing complex construction projects at every stage, from resource planning to risk mitigation and reporting.
Designed for those who already possess an undergraduate background in civil engineering or another related field, the four-course Construction Project Management certificate program allows you to focus your studies in areas like cost estimating procedures, building information modeling (BIM), and negotiations and conflict resolution.
Construction Project Management (MS)
WPI’s interdisciplinary master of science in Construction Project Management (MS CPM) will prepare you to manage complex construction projects at every stage, from resource planning and risk mitigation to reporting.
Our rigorous yet practical program, offered both on campus and online, is based in WPI’s world-class Civil & Environmental Engineering department but bridges multiple disciplines to produce professionals knowledgeable in design and construction engineering processes, legal relations, and organization and management of resources.
The Construction Management Graduate Certificate is intended to serve owners' representatives, consulting engineers, architects, design engineers, contractors, and subcontractors. Individuals who have a Bachelor of Science, but not necessarily in construction, and who have been identified by their companies as having high potential for advancement are also good candidates for the program.
Wentworth's Managing Construction Projects professional certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in transitioning into a management-focused position in the construction industry. The professional certificate in Managing Construction Projects (CMPC) is awarded upon successful completion of the required five (5) courses.
Offered through the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, WPI’s Construction Project Management certificate gives you a graduate-level introduction into managing complex construction projects at every stage, from resource planning to risk mitigation and reporting.