The Department of Engineering and Computer Technology (ECT) houses the Building Construction Program, an academic program focused on construction management and administration. In addition, programs that relate to infrastructure issues of electrical and telecommunications are located in the department. The department primarily offers undergraduate courses at the junior and senior levels and has multiple education partnerships with regional community colleges and high schools in the support of high-wage, high-tech occupations. These partners have articulated programs with the Department, leading to signed articulation agreements and partnership affiliations to support student success and economic development in the region. The Department has industry partners, as well, and works with business and industry professionals on program content, internships, student placements, and professional development.
In addition, the Department works with other University departments to promote construction industry initiatives, including Architectural and Engineering Services and Continuing and Professional Development. Graduate ECT faculty in are experts in education and training and work with other faculty to develop and implement workshops and professional development opportunities. Together, these groups form a strong, cohesive set of individuals who are committed to awareness, marketing, and enhancement of the construction industry and supporting infrastructure groups. For more information, contact the Building Construction Program Coordinator, Glenda Mayo.
Design and construction activities are supervised by UWF Architectural and Engineering Services, led by Dr. Jim Barnett. Supporting advice and support is provided by Tam Landis, UWF’s Code Administrator.