In a construction management degree program you'll learn about all aspects of the building trade. You'll learn how to be a leader both on and off the construction site. If you're thinking of a career in construction, you may want to take a closer look at this major to make the most of your career and advancement opportunities. Continue reading below to find out more about this major and about construction management scholarships
Core courses commonly found in this major include construction materials, structural methods, site logistics, safety management, labor relations, project scheduling, construction estimating and blueprint reading. Most programs are designed to impart skills and knowledge in two key areas: construction and management. Human resource skills and awareness are also stressed.
The bulk of these programs combine theoretical and practical knowledge. You'll receive instruction in traditional lecture-based classes and you'll also have practical courses with hands-on study. Most programs feature a construction internship as a degree requirement. Here you'll work in a junior supervisory capacity (under direct supervision) while receiving course credit.
Depending upon where you want to go to school, you should have access to the study of construction management at both the associate and the bachelor's degree level. The difference between the two programs will be the amount of liberal arts and humanities courses you will be required to take.
Bachelor degree electives such as English, creative writing or the social sciences may seem abstract, or even abstruse, to the study of construction. However, the best manager is often the person with the widest understanding and the broadest base of knowledge. Choose your program and your level o study carefully.
The career outlook for graduates of construction management degree programs is surprisingly strong. Despite the nations most recent economic downturn, construction mangers are expected to experience better than average job growth over the coming decade. Job and advancement opportunities should be strongest for those with a bachelor's degree and a significant level of construction experience.
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- You must be a child, grandchild, sister, niece or nephew of a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local #157. Such family members shall include step-relatives.
- You are pursuing a degree in a construction or engineering-related field.
Building upon the proud history of NAHB’s wide range of support for construction education, the National Housing Endowment, Home Builders Institute (HBI), and state and local Home Builders Associations (HBAs) continue to find avenues to educate students on the many opportunities a career in construction offers. Attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) has proven to be instrumental in helping students learn outside the classroom and prepare for a career in the home building industry.The National Housing Endowment International Builders’ Show Scholarship provides monetary support to NAHB Student Chapter members to help offset travel expenses related to attendance and participation in activities surrounding the annual International Builders’ Show.
Description:Established to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and master’s degree students who demonstrate excellence in the art, science, and technology of mapping. Eligibility:This program is open to undergraduate students and master’s candidates in cartography. Applicants must submit a statement of how the award would help them with their educational plans, an example and a brief description of a recent map or mapping project that they have completed, and copies of transcripts.
Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: New York, New Jersey Scholarship Detail: Gilbane provides a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 after students have successfully completed a paid internship. Gilbane has a preference for majors in the field of civil engineering or construction engineering technology. Gilbane is also considering candidates from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Howard University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology and Syracuse University. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Gilbane Building Company Giving limited to New York and New Jersey.
Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Business Majors Application
General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee.
Enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate degree program.
College/Department: Engineering - Civil U.S. citizen; civil engineering student with interest in area of construction as evidenced by course work and/or practical experience; with financial need.
Herman J. Smith, a builder and developer in Tarrant County, Texas, and surrounding areas held numerous leadership positions in state and local home builder associations and as President of the National Association of Home Builders during his long career. He was inducted into the National Association of Home Builders' Housing Hall of Fame in 1987. His philanthropic contributions throughout the years benefited his church, his community, his industry, and his peers. His dedicated leadership and his exemplary life will remain as an inspiration to all those lives he touched during his lifetime. In keeping with his favorite motto, "always leave the woodpile higher than you found it," this scholarship fund commemorates an outstanding Texas and housing icon, Herman J. Smith.
The Simpson Strong-Tie® Structural Engineering & Construction Scholarship is available to master and doctorate degree students performing research on resilient construction materials or techniques, subject to the requirements listed below. Award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee and their decision is final.
1. Before the start of the proposed period of study (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution which is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency.
2. At the time of acceptance of the scholarship (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must be accepted for graduate study at a college or university in an engineering, construction, architecture, or materials science program in the area of resilient construction materials or techniques.
3. The proposed faculty member who will direct the applicant’s graduate study during the year in which the scholarship is applied for and awarded must complete and return an appraisal of the student’s capabilities as part of the application process. This faculty advisor must take responsibility for guiding the student’s research program and must ensure the student meets
the requirements of the scholarship by preparing and presenting a poster at the FLASH Annual Conference during the year the scholarship is awarded.
4. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the entire application package has been received by FLASH prior to the application deadline. The application package must include:
a. A fully-completed application form. The applicant must respond to all questions onthe application form. Do not attach additional sheets. Responses must be typewritten.
b. Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records.
c. A statement of appraisal and agreement to direct the applicant’s graduate research program from the proposed faculty advisor.
Technology Studies scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Technology Education or Industrial Technology. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.
Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the STEM Majors Application
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