School of Construction
School of Construction
Construction Management, Construction Engineering Technology, Environmental & Safety Management, Interior Design, and Electrical Technology

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.

  • Mission and Vision
  • Heavy Construction Careers
  • School of Construction Accreditations
  • Educational Objectives and Outcomes
  • Enrollment and Graduation Data
  • Engineering vs Engineering Technology

Mission

Our 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.

Vision

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.

Heavy Construction Careers testimonial video series developed by The Beavers, a Heavy Engineering Construction Association.

The Construction Engineering Technology program is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

The Construction Management program is fully accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Why chose and ABET accredited program? 

ABET accreditation criteria and information.

Educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing its graduates to achieve within two to five years of the start of their professional career. The educational objectives of the School of Construction at Pittsburg State University are:

  • Objective 1: Graduates will have the ability to enter and continue advancement within the construction industry or construction-related industries including managerial or technical positions in construction field supervision, project management, cost estimating, scheduling, contract administration, material testing and inspection, field engineering and surveying, supervised design, technical sales, or governmental regulation.
  • Objective 2: Graduates will have a sense of professionalism that allows them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty, and social responsibility.
  • Objective 3: Graduates will have technical skills and knowledge in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to support planning, analyzing, and solving of engineering and construction problems using current and appropriate management and design tools and techniques.
  • Objective 4: Graduates will have business skills and knowledge in management practices, cost accounting, and financial decision-making to support sound construction project management.
  • Objective 5: Graduates will have leadership skills that prepare them to assume roles in which they can effectively create an environment in which others attain their full potential.
  • Objective 6: Graduates will have effective verbal, non-verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in industry.

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.

What is the difference between Engineering and Engineering Technology?

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.

A Comparison of Engineering and Engineering Technology

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Company Days

Tuesday, September 18, with a focus on
Construction Mgmt/Construction ETech, Environmental and Safety Management, Interior Design,
Graphics & Imaging Technologies, and Architectural Manufacturing Management and Technology

Wednesday, September 19, with a focus on
Automotive-Diesel Technology and Engineering Technology

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SOC Student Organizations

Construction students have the opportunity to get involved in various program-related organizations, including AGC, ASSE, DBIA, IIDA, MCA, NAHB, NAWIC,and Construction Honor Society.

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Expo

The Expo gives students the opportunity to operate construction equipment, explore new technology, and get hands on experience using construction related tools.

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Gorilla Classic Golf Tournaments

Fun in the Summer with the Pittsburg State University Construction Alumni Association!

Construct future kids

Construct Your Future

A fast paced look at the materials, processes, and design methods involved in the construction industry.  Students will receive first hand experience on material classification and usage.  For children ages 9-14.  Attendees must be 9 years old by July 1st!

Construct future kids

Kansas Center for Construction Advancement

Upcoming Professional Workshops and Continuing Education Seminars

2yr-electrical

Electrical CEU

See the full list of Electrical Technology CEU Workshops.

  • School of Construction Forms
  • School of Construction Scholarships

The following scholarships are external construction scholarships not included in the PSU online scholarship application.  If you would like more information, please contact the School of Construction at 620-235-6555 or visit W223 in the Kansas Technology Center.

**Click here for the online PSU scholarship application.