Construction Management and Design

The Technology Management major with the Construction Management and Design option incorporates a combination of technical and management components designed to prepare students for technically oriented, mid-management positions in the construction industry.  This program incorporates hands-on experiences and management-related theory to prepare students to communicate and function within the management, engineering and production environments of the construction industry.

What Will I Study in This Major and Option?

You will learn technical aspects of construction including residential wiring, architectural drafting, and mechanics of structures and materials.  You will also learn management aspects including contracts, building codes, estimating, scheduling, and project administration.  Technical and management internships will provide you with practical application of your classroom experiences.

Program emphasis includes:

  • Computer architectural drafting, working with instruments, geometric construction, lettering, sketching, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, sections, and dimensioning.
  • Detailed working drawings of residential and light commercial buildings including foundations, floor plans, elevations, sections, details, electrical, plumbing, and heating plans.
  • Required internship – focused on technical and/or management aspects of the construction industry.
  • Basic tools and equipment related to residential and light commercial construction.
  • Software programs: AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, BIM and planning and scheduling software.
  • Utilization of tools such as surveying equipment, test equipment, scheduling software, project management software, etc.

Program of Study

Construction Management Curriculum
University Studies Curriculum (General Education)

In certain instances, specific University Studies courses are required for a degree. Courses are updated regularly, so be sure to meet with your advisor to design your academic plan.

Curricular Activities

  • Function effectively in a mid-management position in a construction industry.
  • Identify and read working drawings effectively.
  • Identify and integrate different type’s construction materials into building systems.
  • Coordinate, supervise, and administration of construction projects.
  • Apply management theories and concepts to construction practices.
  • Identify construction contracts relative to legal issues, and building codes.
  • Apply engineering principles in materials selection and design safety.
  • Utilize computers in construction planning, scheduling, administration, and cost planning activities.

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Design Technician


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Department of Polytechnic Studies
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701