Are you interested in working in the construction industry and learning to communicate effectively? Consider majoring in construction management so you can run a construction worksite, balance clients’ needs, and direct contractors, engineers and architects.
As a construction management major, you will learn to think through the design, bid on projects, and handle the construction process. Construction often involves many individuals and teams working together to create the final product; master excellent communication skills to ensure that everybody is on the same page.
Not only will you learn the skills needed for the industry, but you will learn how be a servant-hearted leader that values teamwork and integrity.
Dordt College offers two program tracks to prepare you for service in the construction industry:
- B.A. in business administration with an emphasis in construction management. This track develops competencies required for construction managers who will be the owner's on-site representative. Your management skills will be developed by pairing construction management and business courses. You'll also develop technical skills with courses in chemistry, math, and physics.
- B.A. in engineering science with an emphasis in construction management. This track develops competencies needed to navigate the design process. These skills will be honed with a set of courses in construction management, engineering, chemistry, math, and physics.
In each program track, there are opportunities to apply your skills by participating in internships.