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Overview
The construction industry is the largest industry in the world. Leadership in this field requires a broad knowledge of labor, materials and equipment, capital and construction procedures. The interdisciplinary approach of the construction management technology program offers the student specialized course work in all phases of construction, designed to prepare him or her for responsible positions in industry.

The primary goal of the Department of Construction Management Technology (CMT) is to enhance the quality of the instructional program through effective management of the curriculum, teaching assignments and fiscal and physical resources. This goal includes providing instructional facilities, equipment and support services for faculty and students which maintain an excellent learning environment.

Program Educational Objectives. OSU Construction Management Technology graduates a few years after graduation will

• Solve problems typically found in the construction industry, construction engineering design, estimating, planning, scheduling and project management using mathematical, analytical and scientific skills of engineering technology.

• Successfully work in teams and communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical forms.

• Continue life-long career and professional growth by actively interacting with local industries and participating in appropriate professional societies.

• Continue life-long personal growth in sensitivity to ethical responsibilities, global environments, and associated social issues.

Faculty with excellent credentials, including a balance of formal education, teaching ability and appropriate industry experience, are recruited nationwide and are provided opportunities for individual professional development and regular contact with the industry. Faculty members are encouraged to become involved in extension and research programs relating to the department’s areas of strength or growth and to serve the needs for continuing education within the industry, particularly in the southwestern construction community.

These needs and opportunities for service are assessed regularly through close cooperation with local and regional construction professionals and industry associations. An active Construction Management Advisory Board, representing a broad cross-section of the industry, meets regularly to offer support and guidance necessary to preserve uncompromising excellence.

The Construction Management Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. The educational objectives of the Department of Construction Management Technology are consistent with those required by ETAC of ABET and are listed under “Division of Engineering Technology” in the Catalog.

The modern constructor must have a great deal of technical knowledge to keep abreast of rapidly changing equipment, materials and methods of construction. Specialized courses in estimating, surveying, structures, construction planning and scheduling, construction law and insurance, field and office management and construction procedures provide students with the background necessary for today’s construction industry. These specialized courses, in addition to a blend of the basic sciences, business, and general studies, produce a well-balanced curriculum for students in construction management technology. Special attention is given to computer applications in construction estimating, and the development of graphic, written and oral communication skills is emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Students with an interest in building structures may select courses in the “building” option of the construction management technology curriculum, which provides them with knowledge of working drawings, mechanical and electrical equipment of buildings, and other course work for a career in building construction.

Students with an interest in civil engineering structures may select courses in the "heavy" option of the construction management technology curriculum, which provides them with knowledge of highways, soils, foundations and other course work for a career in the heavy and industrial construction industry.

The department attempts to identify and recruit highly qualified students who will benefit from the instructional program, and faculty members promote retention and ultimate graduation of construction management technology students through effective instruction and advisement. An active program of outcome assessment among graduates and their employers assures that the program continues to provide the academic training required for success. As one method of program assessment, each student, in his or her final semester, is expected to sit for the Level I Constructor Qualification Examination. The student is responsible for the application process, including the appropriate fees. The test fee may be reimbursed to the student through the Office of University Assessment upon completion of the examination.

Graduates of construction management technology have shown the curriculum to be successful in their development as productive members of the construction industry, holding responsible positions as project managers, estimators, material and equipment salespersons, and construction managers at all levels.

Available Options
- Building, B.S.E.T.
- Heavy, B.S.E.T.


Occupations
Construction Managers
Construction and Building Inspectors
Architectural and Engineering Managers
First-Line Supervisors

Industries
Construction
Specialty Trade Contractors

Recent OSU Graduates in
Salaries
Max: $250,000 |
Ave: $53,639 |
Med: $51,600 |
Min: $24,960


Employers
Action Inc. Adolfson & Peterson Construction American Glass, Inc. Andres Construction APAC - Central Archer Western Contractors Austin Commercial Balfour Beatty Construction Bedrock Construction LLC. Boldt Construction BRB Contractors, Inc Bruce Smith Burns & McDonnell Carleton Construction CMS Willowbrook Contenental Resources Continental Concrete Continental Construction Crossland Construction Dolese Bros. Eskimo Joe's EST Inc. ExxonMobil Flavor Vapor Flintco, Inc. Garney Construction Halliburton Hensel Phelps Construction JE Dunn Construction Joe D Hall Lippert Bros, Inc. Lithko Contracting Lupi Construction Manhattan Construction Manhattan Road & Bridge McCarthy Building Companies Miller-Tippens Construction ML Gray Partnership, LLC Nabholz Construction Services Nail Commercial Interiors National Franchise Resources Oklahoma Bridge Company Oklahoma State University ONEOK Redstone Construction Services Rick Scott Construction, Inc. Rockford Corporation SandRidge Energy Security Solutions Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company Sherwood Construction Silvercliffe Construction Company Simmons Homes Slivercliffe Construction Company Starn Building Corporation Superior Pipeline Targa Resources Technip USA Texas Sterline Construction Company The Asset Group The Ross Group Construction TJD Construction Traffic and Lighting Systems Turner Construction Co. Vaughn Construction Venetian Homes W.L. McNatt & Co Weiss

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