The construction industry is the second largest contributor to the gross domestic project in the United States and offers opportunities in the commercial, industrial, heavy/highway, and residential sectors. Ferris State University's Associate Degree programs in Building Construction Technology and Civil Engineering Technology – Highway focus offer students the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the construction industry and enter the career field as valued employees. Students are immersed in construction classes in their first semester.
The four-year Bachelor of Science Construction Management program is nationally accredited
by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). It builds on the principles
and technical knowledge gained in the Building Construction Technology, Civil Engineering
Technology – Highway focus, or Architectural Technology Associate degree programs.
It prepares graduates to manage the entire construction process. Students get advanced
education in estimating, scheduling, contracts, safety, virtual design and construction
and project management.
Students have access to a state-of-the-art facility that features most structural steel, process piping, mechanical systems, and electrical systems exposed or behind glass. Modern laboratory facilities provide a practical, "hands-on" experience using an array of equipment devoted to testing and solving problems students are likely to encounter in the field.
The program degree options are:
For the seventh year in a row, the FSU chapter of the international honor society of leaders in construction received recognition from Sigma Lambda Chi International for their outstanding level of activity.