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.
The StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes Scholarship Program offers five $1500 scholarships aimed at students seeking academic degrees in various areas of study related to disaster mitigation.
The scholarship program is a higher education extension of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, a popular interactive severe weather experience at INNOVENTIONS at EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort.
School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.0Financial Need: NoPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or University,Vocational College, Community CollegeSpecific Requirements for Applying:Industrial Technology or ROP related careers such as Construction Worker, Manufacturing Processor, Automotive or Agriculture Mechanic, Welder, or CAD Drafter/Designer.Attendance Requirement: * Full-Time Student * Part-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Applicant must have demonstrated proficiency in Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Production, Agriculture Mechanics, ROP Auto, Construction or HVACRequired Letters of Recommendation: Required
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.
Centex Homes established the Centex Homes/National Housing Endowment Build Your Future Scholarship in 1999. These scholarships provide tuition assistance to undergraduate students pursuing careers in the building industry. The scholarship fund was created to assist in addressing the pressing need for educating and training managers in the building industry. The vision and mission of this program is to establish a permanent source of scholarship funding to help students nationwide achieve their career goals.
1. The applicant must have successfully completed at least one year in an associate or baccalaureate degree program and must have at least one full year left. 2. If there is an ABC Student Chapter at the applicant's school, he/she must be an active member. 3. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic performance, advisor's evaluation, extracurricular activities and employment experience (if applicable). 4. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and major GPA of 3.0.
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
Available to college seniors enrolled in a ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) undergraduate construction or civil engineering degree program, or to a person possessing an undergraduate degree in construction or civil engineering from such a program. The applicant must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate level construction or civil engineering degree program as a full-time student in a graduate degree construction program for the Fall Term. Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining as of Fall, i.e., at least two more semesters. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States (i.e., must possess a green card). The Saul Horowitz, Jr. Memorial Graduate award and the Heffner Scholarships for Graduate Students are $7,500 each, paid in two installments of $3,750. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities, employment experience, financial status, and a demonstrated interest in a construction industry career. Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors of the AGC Foundation. Finalists are selected in January, and are subject to a personal interview with an AGC contractor member representing the AGC Foundation. Recipients are announced at the Annual Convention of the Associated General Contractors of America in March of each year.
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
The NAHB Professional Women in Building Strategies for Success Scholarship Fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry related programs. It was initiated in 2001 by NAHB Professional Women in Building Past National President Deborah Ferland and Austin Ferland and is supported through the generosity of Professional Women in Building members, individuals, and corporations.Up to $2,000 can be awarded to a full time student pursuing education in a building-related course of study, such as construction management, construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, design, or any of the trade specialties at the college or university they attend. The scholarship award may be used to pay tuition, fees, and/or books.
Representatives from the scholarship committee of the successful ICSC CenterBuild Conference*, have agreed to endow one or more scholarships with the ICSC Foundation for a graduate student at Arizona State University enrolled in the Master of Real Estate Development program or an undergraduate student majoring in planning, architecture, interior design, construction management, engineering, landscape architecture or real estate development. CenterBuild supporters are enthusiastic when it comes to contributing to the next generation of students, leaving their legacy. *The ICSC CenterBuild Conference is a specialty conference dedicated to the issues of planning development, design and construction of shopping centers and retail stores. For more information contact CenterbuildScholarship@icsc.org
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