Construction Management (BST)

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The Construction Management degree (BST) was created in 1979 to provide our construction program with a greater focus on management of construction activities. We were one of the first universities to use the Construction Management title for a program.  The Construction Management program requires students to take a strong core construction curriculum supported by emphasis in one of the following: Building Information Modeling (BIM), Civil Construction, Company Management, Field Management, Residential Construction, Safety Management.

The Construction Management program was one of the first Construction Management programs accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The construction management program at Pittsburg State is among the best of its kind in the United States. Using state-of-the-art equipment inside the world class Kansas Technology Center, students who earn a construction management degree receive a hands-on education that prepares them for all aspects of the industry.

The program begins with a laboratory approach to construction materials and methods education then proceeds through appropriate laboratory and construction project management and engineering coursework.

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Labs and Equipment

Students in the Construction Management program have access to the SOC labs which include some of the best industry supported software and equipment.


Students in the Construction Management program are required to complete one paid internship prior to graduation.

Student Outcomes

Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that the students acquire in their matriculation through the program.

Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools/software of construction related to: contract documents, codes, materials testing, construction layout/surveying, best construction methods/practices, estimating, scheduling, safety, design of construction systems (temporary structures, concrete, foundations, formwork, basic electrical/mechanical systems), appropriate software (Excel, Autocad, Primavera, Timberline).
Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging application of mathematics, science, engineering and technology related to construction methods and design.
Outcome 3: Students will demonstrate an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results to improve construction processes and solve construction problems.
Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate an ability to apply creativity in the design of construction systems, components, or processes.
Outcome 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate (graphically, verbally and non-verbally) and function effectively in teams.
Outcome 6: Students will understand the importance of lifelong learning, continuous improvement, timeliness and a commitment to quality.
Outcome 7: Students will understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities, and show a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.

No credit is allowed toward graduation or to satisfy prerequisite requirements for grades below "C" in construction engineering technology or construction management technical specialty courses, MATH 113, and MATH 122.

Special Events

Students are provided numerous opportunities to meet and engage companies throughout their college career including the School of Construction annual Company Day (fall) and Construction Expo (spring).

Student Organizations

Students also have access to numerous student organizations (AGC, MCA, NAHB, DBIA, ACI, ASSE, WIC).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are virtually unlimited with 100% placement for graduates seeking employment.   Graduates are typically employed as project managers, project engineers, estimators, site managers, superintendents, field engineers, quality control/testing professionals, surveyors for a variety of companies including general contractors, specialty contractors, engineering firms, project owners, local/state/federal agencies. The School of Construction has over 100 companies each year recruit interns and graduates from our programs. Starting salaries for graduates typically range from $50,000 to $70,000 per year. 

The Construction Management program at Pitt State is unlike any other in the nation. The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on applications. From heavy equipment to computer simulations, nearly every aspect of the construction industry is explored.

And with nearly 100 percent placement rate, graduates of our construction management program can be confident that their education from Pitt State will lead them to professional success.

About School of Construction

The PSU School of Construction's mission is to provide a quality construction education and develop professional leaders for the construction industry through extensive recruitment, real-world education and successful placement. We strive to improve the community through service, economic development and applied research.

Our vision is to be an innovative leader in an effective, people-centered, collaborative, accessible learning environment maximizing the potential of construction students, faculty and industry constituents.


School of Construction phone number is 620-235-6555.


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