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What is Construction Management?

Construction management involves overseeing and coordinating various aspects of construction projects, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and resource management, to ensure the successful and efficient completion of building endeavors.

What does a Construction Manager do?

A construction manager oversees and coordinates all aspects of a construction project, including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and on-site supervision, to ensure successful and timely completion while meeting quality and safety standards.

What are Construction Management jobs?

The construction industry in Utah has been growing, driven by an increased population. The state often has large-scale projects in transportation, commercial real estate, and residential development, creating numerous job opportunities. Some common positions include:

  • Project Manager
  • Site Superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler
  • Safety Manager
  • Quality Control Manager

How to become a Construction Manager:

To become a construction manager, you typically need a combination of a construction management degree and experience. Here are the general steps:

  • Education: Obtain a bachelor's degree in construction management, construction science, civil engineering, or a related field. 
  • Gain Experience: Acquire relevant work experience in the construction industry. Many construction managers start as entry-level workers, gaining hands-on experience in various aspects of construction projects.
  • On-the-Job Training: Learn about project management, cost estimation, scheduling, contract administration, and other essential skills through on-the-job training and mentorship.
  • Certifications: While not always required, obtaining certifications such as the Associate Constructor (AC), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), or Project Management Professional (PMP) can enhance your credentials and marketability.
  • Networking: Build a professional network within the construction industry, attend industry events, and join relevant associations.

What construction management degrees and programs does Weber State University offer?

Construction management associate degree

Construction management bachelor degree

Construction management minor

What are the construction management courses taught at Weber State University?

Course List and Descriptions

Why Choose WSU?

Weber State University offers evening in-person and/or online virtual courses specifically designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, including those in the construction industry. These flexible learning options enable individuals to further their education and skills without compromising their job responsibilities.

What are the Salaries in Utah for Construction Management?

A construction manager's salary according to data from websites like and Payscale, as of 2021 in Utah ranged from around $70,000 to $120,000 per year. However, these figures can fluctuate over time and may be influenced by various economic and industry-specific factors.

Will this program help me prepare to take the AC Exam?

Weber State's Construction Management Program offers guidance in preparing and accomplishing the Associate Constructor (AC) exam offered by the American Institute of Constructors (AIC). The exam is given twice a year in the spring and the fall.

The Associate Constructor (AC) exam is a certification offered by the American Institute of Constructors (AIC). It is designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in construction management or a related field and who have a minimum of four years of relevant work experience. The exam assesses the candidate's knowledge and skills in various areas of construction management, including project planning, scheduling, cost estimating, safety management, and contract administration.


Who are WSU's industry partners?


Staker Parson Companies

Wadman Corporation

Wheeler CAT


Jacobsen Construction



Big-D Construction

R & O Construction

Ash Grove


Cache Valley Electric

Kier Construction


Ames Construction,Inc

elwood staffing

The Associated General Contractors of America

Hughes General Contractors


Elkhorn Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc

Layton Construction With Integrity

Sure Steel Inc.