Parson Construction Management Technology
The Parson Construction Management Technology program teaches the processes, procedures and management techniques necessary to function as a "Professional Constructor" as defined by the American Institute of Constructors and the American Council of Construction Education. It is designed to prepare students for immediate professional level employment or further study by developing a cohesive, solid technical foundation bolstered by practical, hands-on experiences, at the same time providing the education necessary for lifelong learning in a changing world. The process of learning is emphasized, as well as accumulation of knowledge. The multi-disciplinary curriculum is composed of courses in the areas of construction science, construction practice, business and management as well as general education. The program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE).
The Construction Management Program--Facilities Management Emphasis prepares graduates to manage and maintain the physical facilities for companies. Facilities managers are responsible for managing and overseeing building and physical plant maintenance, grounds upkeep, custodial services, recycling and waste management, the design and construction of new facilities, and the remodeling of existing facilities.
The Parson Construction Management Technology curriculum is a "2+2" design facilitating articulation with programs in architecture, building construction, design graphics, facilities and other construction-related degrees. In this regard, articulation agreements have been developed with Salt Lake Community College's Associate's Degree program in Architectural Technology. The partnership between the two schools gives construction management students more flexibility in earning WSU bachelor's degrees through the University Center at SLCC.