The Construction Management Technology program is the only one of its kind in the CUNY system. It prepares students for careers as managers and technicians in the field of construction. All facets of the construction process are studied, including construction materials, methods, management and mechanical systems as well as all elements of design. Both the public and private sectors are studied from the time the project is conceptualized until it is turned over to an owner. The program combines an emphasis on construction management with components of engineering technology.
This degree includes within its core of construction management courses important components of both mathematics and physics to give the entry-level construction manager a variety of technical skills, including an understanding of basic structural analysis and design. Additional technical skills are developed as they relate to building layout (surveying) and materials testing, including training for The American Concrete Institute certification as Field Inspector (Level 1) of Fresh Concrete. The students learn to interpret and read construction drawings through a hands-on approach. All technical courses incorporate computers. There is a separate course in computer-aided drawing. Graduates are prepared for immediate employment in every phase of building technology. Occupational titles include: assistant construction superintendent, assistant estimator, assistant project manager, surveyor, construction inspector, reinforced concrete detailer, structural drafter, structural steel detailer and CAD operator.
Applicants are urged to complete at least one year of academic mathematics in high school to avoid delaying their progress in this curriculum.
Students who have successfully completed the requirements for this degree are eligible for transfer into the bachelor of technology in facilities management program with a concentration in Construction Management. For more information, contact Professor Anthony Treglia in the Department of Environmental Control Technology at (718) 260-5160.
The Construction Management Technology Program covers many disciplines offering both technical and practical experience. Graduates readily find employment with construction firms, engineering firms, testing laboratories and industrial organizations.
Despite periodic rises and falls, the long range employment outlook for construction professionals is very favorable, due to the rebuilding of lower Manhattan and the redevelopment of the outer Boroughs of New York City. According to the latest projections of this nation's employment needs, it is estimated that more than one million Engineering Technicians will be required to meet the needs of industry. The Department of Construction/ Management & Civil Engineering Technology maintains strong ties with employers in the industry and takes great pride in its placement activities and success.
Entry salaries start between $32,000 and $45,000. Working conditions generally include a 35-40 hour week and paid holidays and vacations. Many firms offer health insurance, hospitalization, and tuition reimbursement for those employees who wish to continue their studies.
Recent graduates of this program have been employed in entry-level construction management positions as well. Government-related agencies and organizations which regularly employ these graduates include: The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The New York City Department of Transportation. Recent employers of the graduates of this program include numerous general contractors, engineering consulting firms and construction management firms such as Arnell Construction Co, Slattery Construction Co, Chas. Sells, Consulting Engineers, Delta Contracting, BMI Construction, Future Tech Consultants and Forest City Ratner Corp, DMJM+Harris, Turner Construction, Plaza Construction,Hunter Roberts, HNTB, GPI Berger Lehman Engineers, P B, Goldstein Associates and Columbia University.