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
program in Building Construction Technology and Civil Engineering Technology offer
students the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the construction industry
and enter the career field as valued employees. 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 based in the Civil Engineering
Technology, Building Construction Technology or Architectural Technology programs,
and 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 an interactive learning center where all structural steel, process piping, mechanical systems, and electrical systems are exposed or behind glass. Laboratory facilities provide a practical, "hands-on" experience using an expensive array of sophisticated equipment in up-to-date laboratories 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.