CSU - Pueblo New Construction Management Program building on CET reputation

CSU - Pueblo New Construction Management Program building on CET reputation

PUEBLO – The newly approved Construction Management program in Colorado State University-Pueblo’s College of Engineering, Education, and Professional Studies is now accepting applications as it moves to complete operation in the Fall 2011 Semester.

Construction Management combines the art and science of building technology with the essential principles of business, management, computer technology, and leadership. The program develops Construction Managers, who take the design of a project from paper to reality by matching a set of written plans and specifications and a raw piece of land and coordinating the materials, manpower, and equipment to ensure the set price, schedule, and quality.  Construction Management graduates are qualified for numerous professions, including construction company executives, government building officials, project representatives and managers, field engineers, and quantity surveyors.

Mike Mincic, coordinator of the newly approved Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree which started in fall 2010, said while several students already are enrolled in the program, a full slate of courses will be offered in the Fall of 2011.

On February 4, four Civil Engineering Technology (CET) and Construction Management (CM) majors attended the annual luncheon of the Colorado Contractors Association Annual Convention in Denver along with Mincic Amber Daigneault (Security), Mike Holmberg (Westcliffe), Candace Murray, (Greensboro, N.C.) and Cheryl Whitehead (Pueblo) are the 2011 officers of CSU-Pueblo’s Associated General Contractors (AGC) student chapter. The event allowed the students to hear keynote speaker Governor John Hickenlooper, who expressed a strong commitment to the construction industry and to increasing jobs while lessening government intervention into the industry. The students also heard comments from state and national officers of the Colorado Contractors Association and numerous legislators from all over state. Representative Keith Swerdferger also spoke and reaffirmed the legislative commitment to bringing jobs and projects to the Colorado construction industry.

CSU-Pueblo’s CET program at CSU-Pueblo has a long standing history with the Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, a relationship that the new Construction Management Program hopes to establish as well.

The invitation to the students was an affirmation of the CCA’s commitment to the development of future workforce and leadership within the construction industry.

For more information about the CM and CET program, contact Professor Mincic at 719-549-2890 or michael.mincic@colostate-pueblo.edu.

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