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Arizona State University

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Tuition: $9,684
Acceptance Rate: 83%
Graduation Rate: 66%
Credit For Experience: No
Placement Services: Yes
Counseling Services: Yes
Description:

The BS Degree in Construction Management program at Arizona State University teaches students to helm construction projects from residential and commercial buildings to infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges and large facilities. The curriculum combines engineering and business. Students learn computer and technical skills, math, cost estimating, scheduling, surveying, blueprint reading, contracts, problem solving, people skills, management and leadership. The program offers 5 areas of emphasis - commercial building, heavy construction (roads, bridges, dams), specialty construction (mechanical and electrical), residential and the concrete industry. Two mandatory summer internships - field and managerial - provide hands-on experience. Graduates can pursue careers such as project managers, estimators, planners, schedulers and project engineers. The school has an 85% job placement rate at graduation and 100% within the first 3 months following graduation. Arizona State, located in Tempe, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and the construction program by the American Council for Construction Education.