Students looking for construction management programs will find 2 options at the University of Minnesota - a bachelor's degree and a certificate program. The bachelor's degree prepares students for a leadership role in construction with a focus on design and construction technologies, contracts and specifications, project management and quality assurance. There are 4 tracks - commercial construction, facility management, highway heavy and civil works and residential construction. Students can apply to the program after completing at least 45 credits, which will count toward the 120-credit total. Career positions may include field engineer, project manager, and engineering technician. Students seeking to enter the 19-credit construction management certificate program must also have 45 credits of completed course work for admission. That program focuses on construction industry management skills, including estimating documents, scheduling contracts and managing projects. This certificate can be applied toward the BS in construction management. Student resources include a Construction and Facility Management Student Association as well as study skills support, career counseling and financial aid. The University of Minnesota has five locations, with the flagship campus located in Minneapolis. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.