Do you WANT TO WORK in the construction industry?
This program will prepare you for a career in the residential and commercial construction industry. Your career possibilities include construction supervisor, job foreman, or office support staff performing such duties as purchasing or estimating. You'll learn to use AutoCADTM , read blueprints and apply surveying techniques.
If you have previous building experience you may seek to obtain either a county or state contractor's license.
As a graduate, you can expect to be able to:
- Enter the construction industry and advance toward leadership positions in the construction industry,
- Work on multidisciplinary teams and effectively communicate with constructors, architects, engineers, the public and public agents, scientists and others to complete construction projects,
- Engage in the life-long learning necessary to advance professionally in the construction field,
- Contribute to society and the construction industry through involvement in professional related and/or other service activity, and
- Conduct affairs in a highly ethical manner holding paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public and striving to comply with the principles of sustainable development.
This program prepares students to transfer to a University to complete a Bachelor's
degree in Building Construction. Students may elect to transfer to an upper division school to seek a baccalaureate
degree. FAMU offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology
via a 2+2 partnership with GCSC, on our main campus in Tallahassee, FL
Because there are many types of construction careers, the actual salary and job outlook may depend on several factors, including location, regional demand and skills of the employee. In 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported construction workers made a median annual salary of $31,090 with construction managers making $85,630. This job sector is expected to grow 16-25% between 2012 and 2022.