Building Construction, B.S.

This program prepares students for a career in construction management. Construction professionals are in heavy demand in any of several construction-related careers. Students will learn highly transferable skills, such as project management, estimating, scheduling, construction finance and contract administration. These skills provide students with the necessary foundation and technical expertise to adapt to a continually evolving workforce.


Building Construction

Program Description

Students in the Building Construction program will study a variety of construction methods and techniques, planning and layout, site preparation, building materials, building codes, and construction safety. Students will also learn about contracting, scheduling and business management. The program contributes two years of equivalent experience toward the residential or general contractor's exam. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to meet future professional challenges in the construction industry. Coursework provides students with applied learning and field experiences in face-to-face and online learning environments.

Online degrees may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.


Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for construction managers is projected to grow by 16.6% between 2010 and 2020. The UWF Building Construction program provides students with the necessary skills to compete in this growing industry.

UWF's Building Construction program provides students with foundational experiences and knowledge in both the commercial and residential construction sectors. The program’s focus on teaching ensures that students become proficient in the skills they will need to compete in a competitive job market. The curriculum is well-suited to each of these specific career paths: 

  •  Estimator
  •  Field engineer or supervisor
  •  Project manager
  •  Safety coordinator
  •  Project planning
  •  Construction superintendent
  •  Code administration

Department Contact

Dr. Aneurin "Nye" Grant
Assistant Professor, Building Construction
Department of Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology

(850) 857-6451
agrant1@uwf.edu

Catalog Description
Department's Website

We have a successful track record of placing graduates and current students. Together, with the program’s advisory council, students learn to focus on career development and job-transferable skills. The program’s internship program also offers students an opportunity to gain experience and move toward full-time employment in the construction industry. 


Internships

UWF building construction students have been hired by a multitude of local and regional construction companies. The program encourages partnerships with the construction industry. Construction companies interested in hiring a UWF Building Construction student should follow the Information for Employers worksheet and submit it to Nye Grant, Building 70, Room 124.

Internship forms:

Previous Internships

Previous internships have been offered by Flintco. Inc., Green-Simmons Company, Inc., Haskell Corporation, Morette Company and Greenhut Construction Company amongst others. Internship opportunities provide students with an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom. Internships are also viewed as an opportunity to regional construction firms as a means of assessing the performance of potential employees. Many employers and students use the internship program as a segue to full-time employment. UWF BCN students have been placed at local construction firms, and have performed in a variety of capacities. The program course work prepares students for work in field supervision, estimating, scheduling, and contract administration.


Resources

Please review our Academic Learning Compact, our promise of a quality education: Building Construction ALC  

Download the Building Construction Curriculum Map: Building-Construction-(CMUG) (3)

Download the Building Construction Degree Plan

What to do with a Major in CEPS -- Building Construction


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