About This Program
You know that building anything starts with a good foundation. You’re not overwhelmed by big projects—you tackle them step-by-step. You want a career that allows you to see your ideas come to life. Construction management may by the major for you.
Why Utica College
The construction management program at Utica College combines foundational study in management techniques with extensive real-world learning opportunities and an emphasis on professional responsibility. Guided by expert faculty, the program gives students the tools to succeed in one of the world's most dynamic and fastest growing industries.
Construction Management at Utica
"I was able to get a great job before I graduated."
UC CM employment placement rate within 3 months of graduation (2019-2020):
New construction industry jobs by 2022
Typical Starting Salary for CM Graduates
- Field / Project Engineer
- Assistant / Project Manager
- Assistant / Superintendent
- Assistant / Estimator
- Project Administrator
Construction Management Curriculum
- CMG 103 - Introduction to Construction Management (3)
- CMG 104 - Plan Reading and Quantity Takeoff (3)
- CMG 117 - Construction Graphics and Computer Applications (3)
- CMG 221 - Methods and Materials I (3)
- CMG 222 - Methods and Materials II (3)
- CMG 225 - Documents and Specifications (3)
- CMG 233 - Surveying (3)
- CMG 331 - Estimating I (3)
- CMG 332 - Estimating II (3)
- CMG 336 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems (3)
- CMG 337 - Statics and Strengths of Materials (3)
- CMG 345 - Site Planning and Equipment (3)
- CMG 417 - REVIT for Construction Managers (3)
- CMG 423 - Construction Finance (3)
- CMG 437 - Planning and Scheduling (3)
- CMG 447 - Project Management and Safety (3)
- CMG 475 - Senior Seminar (3)
The curriculum for this major is designed to prepare students for careers centered on the management of construction projects. It includes a balanced focus on technical construction knowledge - like methods and materials, thermal comfort, and building layout - and the managerial, financial, and planning skills necessary for completing construction projects successfully. Also, throughout the curriculum, there are consistent emphases on such broad strengths as excellence in oral and written communication, an understanding of the social and cultural dynamics of the construction industry, and the qualities of ethical business practice and the principles of social responsibility.
Experiences in Construction Management
A Degree that Works
UC's construction management program prepares students for rewarding careers in every sector of the construction industry. Graduates of UC's construction management program have taken leadership positions at:
- BBL Incorporated, Albany, NY
- Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation, Utica, NY
- Collins Scoville Architects, P.C., Albany, NY
- Gilbane Construction, Providence, RI
- Hayner Hoyt Corporation, Syracuse, NY
- Hensel Phelps Construction, Chantilly, VA
- HR Beebe Incorporated, Utica, NY
- Lecesse Construction, West Henrietta, NY
- Limbach Facility Services, LLC, Warrington, PA
- S&O Construction Services, Pleasantville, NY
- Skanska USA, New York, NY
- Turner Construction Company, Anaheim, CA
- TW&A Construction Management, Schenectady, NY
- Whiting-Turner Contracting, Baltimore, MD
Utica Value: Jordan Leogrande
Construction Management major Jordan Leogrande '19 talks about his experience and the career that's waiting for him after graduation.
Utica Value: Taylor Paine
Before Taylor Paine '17 even earned her degree in construction management at Utica College, she had a career-track position waiting for her.
... And Growing
Construction Management is one of the world's most dynamic and fastest growing industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates roughly 1.6 million jobs in the construction industry by 2022.
Student Voices Justin Hogan
Student Justin Hogan discusses how Utica College's Construction Management program, along with his love of hockey, drew him from Ontario to UC and how the professors he encountered brought real-life experiential learning to the students.
Learning @ UC: Construction Management
A brief introduction to UC's Construction Management program featuring students, faculty, alumni, and employers.
Know Your Worth
The median salary for construction managers in 2013 was $84,410, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Student Voices: Richard Calcagno '15
A brief conversation with Richard Calcagno '15, a recent graduate of Utica College's construction management program, about his experience at UC.