Welcome! We are happy that you have shown interest in the Construction Management Program at Colorado State University–Pueblo!
Here you will find information on the program, that will help you decide if this would be a good fit for you. Colorado State University–Pueblo is located in Southern Colorado with a wonderful mountain view to enjoy. Our university is centrally located with just a short drive to Colorado Springs and Denver.
Construction Management combines the art and science of building technology with essential principles of business, management, computer technology and leadership. Construction Management involves the planning, scheduling, evaluation, and controlling of construction resources and activities, with optimization of project cost, schedule, quality, and owner’s satisfaction.
The major in construction management leads to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Construction Management. Graduates of the Construction Management (CM) program enter the industry as project superintendents, field supervisors, project managers, or owner’s representatives for a variety of construction related firms such as general contractors, specialty subcontractors, construction managers, designers, developers, consultants, or owners.
Letter from the Program Director
Thank you for inquiring about this exciting new academic challenge. As the program coordinator, it has been an honor to represent the students as they venture into a rewarding and challenging career choice. I look forward to providing the future of construction industry with outstanding leaders through the support of our dedicated faculty and staff by eliminating barriers and allowing for academic growth.
While I reap the benefits of observing new managers entering today’s new and exciting construction industry, I am aware of the need to find new students to continue preparing the future’s managers. Our nation is faced with the reality of aging and deteriorating infrastructure. This coupled with the construction industry’s rapidly retiring workforce compounds the need for new construction professionals.
I believe that CSU-Pueblo’s Construction Management BS Degree prepares the graduate to meet the nation’s and industry’s needs. The degree is designed to combine rigorous construction management, numerous engineering and a multitude of business courses to prepare graduates to enter the workforce confident, qualified and energetic.
I invite you to come to Pueblo for some of the mildest weather, bluest skies, safest university campus and best academic experiences in the country at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Let us help you to develop your new career or retool your existing one. For more information or a campus tour feel free to contact us at 719.549.2890 to schedule an appointment.
Michael A. Mincic, PLS, MEd
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Technology
Program Coordinator, Construction Management
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do Construction Managers Do?
Construction Management graduates are qualified for numerous professions, including construction company executive, government building official, owner’s project representative, project manager, project engineer, office engineer, general superintendent, field engineer, estimator and quantity surveyor.
The job of a Construction Manager is to transform the design of a project from paper to reality by taking a set of written plans and specifications and a raw piece of land and coordinating all of the materials, manpower, and equipment to guarantee the set price, schedule and quality. CMs also have the responsibilities of the following:
- Estimating project cost
- Planning & scheduling project progress
- Administering the contract
- Managing job site and construction operations
- Managing project quality
- Managing project safety
Our university is located in the beautiful location of Southern Colorado, which sits near the foot of the Rocky Mountains. This location is perfect for a quick trip to Colorado Springs or Denver. The experience at our university is bound to be full of diversity. We support our growing population of diverse students that have different cultural backgrounds, coming from all over the country.
Our institution is very interactive, and encourages small class sizes to ensure students have the help that they need during class. Our faculty is focused on teaching students and making their experience a successful one.
The Construction Management program in many ways parallels the Civil Engineering Technology (CET) program, which has a strong history of successful graduates employed all over the nation. The strong ties allow the CM students experience in heavy/highway industry as well as in the residential/commercial industry.