Construction Management

The Construction Management program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree for students pursuing management careers in the construction industry with emphasis on building construction, while introducing concepts of other sectors of the construction industry as well.

Students learn the latest requirements in the construction industry, keeping up with and determining code requirements, reading and interpreting construction drawings, and learning techniques of efficient construction.

Technical instruction includes course work in:

• Basic technical graphics and computer-aided drafting
• Building science
• Site work planning
• Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
• Energy efficient construction
• Estimating and project scheduling
• Construction management
• Construction and business law
• Leadership and management
• Accounting

Internships

Students in the Construction Management program complete an industry internship of full-time employment. Ohio State ATI encourages students to find appropriate internship positions in the U.S. and abroad.

The construction program has a strong relationship with local, state, and national builders associations.These organizations provide scholarships to support students in this major. Students also have the opportunity to participate in off-campus experiences, working with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

Career Prospects

Graduates receiving an Associate of Applied Science can enter the work force in management positions with such firms as:

• Homebuilders
• General contractors
• Subcontractors
• Equipment installers
• Manufacturers
• Building performance contractors

Related Programs

Ohio State ATI also offers an Associate of Science (transfer) degree in Construction Systems Management. This degree options allows students to begin their course work toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Systems Management. 


Construction Systems Management

Construction Systems Management majors pursue an Associate of Science degree which prepares them to enroll in a Bachelor of Science degree program at The Ohio State University.

Technical instruction at Ohio State ATI includes course work in:

• Basic technical graphics and computer-aided drafting
• Building science
• Sitework planning
• Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
• Energy efficient construction
• Estimating and project scheduling
• Construction management
• Soils in construction
• Accounting

The Construction Systems Management (CSM) program in Columbus encompasses the planning, construction and management of dwellings, service structures, and other permanent facilities. Ohio State’s CSM program is designed to give students the broad, yet in-depth, education in technical, analytical and business aspects of construction required for success in this field.

The CSM curriculum offers courses in land acquisition and development, site layout, sequencing and scheduling of tasks, temporary structures, equipment selection, work organization, materials management, personal safety, and environmental safeguards. It addresses areas inherent to the overall impact of construction that might not be as readily apparent, such as social, environmental, and legal factors, and financial management and marketing; all additional vital elements in the construction industry.

Career Prospects

The Construction Systems Management program helps prepare students for a wide range of construction careers, from building and facilities construction to infrastructure such as highways, power plants, and airports. Students who aspire to work in commercial construction are offered excellent career opportunities.

Students interested in construction leave OSU with an in-depth education in the technical and managerial aspects of building construction, plus a strong working knowledge about the latest materials and the newest trends in the industry. Graduates can work for large or small companies or elect to start their own companies.