Construction Management

Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish.

Overview

Construction managers plan, direct, coordinate, and budget a wide variety of construction projects, including the building of all types of residential, commercial, and industrial structures, road, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, schools, and hospitals.  This includes managing the design, contracting, estimating, scheduling, job-site management, safety, and supervision of construction projects. 

Construction managers may supervise an entire project or just part of one. They schedule and coordinate all design and construction processes, including the selection, hiring, and oversight of specialty trade contractors, such as carpentry, plumbing, or electrical, but they usually do not do any actual construction of the structure. 

These managers coordinate construction processes so that projects meet design specifications and are completed on time within budget. Some construction managers are responsible for several projects—for example, building multiple homes—at once. Construction managers work closely with other building specialists, such as architects, civil engineers, and trades workers, including stonemasons, electricians, and carpenters.  

Construction managers work in an exciting and fast-growing industry that is vital to today’s industry. If you enjoy building things and are interested in design, construction management is an ideal career for you! 

Programs in the Construction Management department can be completed in 4 semesters. 

Features

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Job Stability & Security

Construction managers are in demand and are needed as overall construction activity expands. Population and business growth results in the construction of new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and other structures. Also, the need to improve portions of the national infrastructure may spur employment growth as roads, bridges, and sewer pipe systems are upgraded or replaced. 

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Little or No Cost to You

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt.  

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Construction Management department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $7,093.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,656.00 
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Advancement Opportunities

Graduates of the Construction Management degree program are prepared for employment in some aspect of construction supervision as a foreman, project manager, carpenter foreman, lead carpenter, and other positions within the construction field. 

The more knowledge and experience a construction manager has, the more opportunities they will have for increased responsibility and advanced roles. Throughout their career, a construction manager will have a variety of opportunities to gain new skills and certifications that will qualify them for promotions and advancement opportunities. 

 

Locations

Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has campuses throughout its 11-county service area. We look forward to your visit.

Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and the OFTC campus where it is taught, in part or in its entirety.

Dublin Campus (South)
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 275-6589

Admissions

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application. 

Admissions Process

 

Your admissions application can be submitted online with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee and takes just a few minutes to complete.   

 

  1. Submit a completed application and application fee. 
  2. Submit official high school transcript, GED transcript, or official college transcripts, if applicable. 
  3. Submit official entrance score on a validated assessment instrument, if applicable. Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its required minimum scores. 
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.gov/ and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org using OFTC School Code: 031555. 

NOTE: The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy. 

General Requirements

 

  1. Be at least 16 years of age.

 

Additional admissions requirements unique to each program are listed on each individual program page at www.OFTC.edu/programs/ 

Need More Info?

 

  • For more information about any of these programs, contact a program advisor: 
    • 478-553-2122 (Sandersville) 
    • 478-274-7900 (Dublin) 
  • For additional information on admission to OFTC, 
contact the Office of Admissions: 
    • 478-553-2064 (Sandersville)
    • 478-275-6589 (Dublin) 
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Learning Format

Students can enter the NCCER Construction Management programs any semester — because when you are ready to start on the path to a new career and change your life, there is no reason to wait. 

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: on campus, blended, online asynchronous, and synchronous technology. 

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On Campus

These are courses that are taught primarily in the classroom or lab with less than 50% of instruction online. On campus courses may include lecture, labs, internships, clinicals, and other in-person instructional modalities.

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Blended

Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online but may require students to come to campus for specific assignments, activities, or events.

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Online Asynchronous

These are courses that are taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities, and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at a specific date or time, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses require proctored events.

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Synchronous Technology

OFTC also utilizes synchronous technology to offer courses via distance education means. The course is taught on one campus and then broadcast simultaneously to a classroom on a different campus that is monitored by a class proctor.

Flexible Schedule

We want you to get the most out of college and understand how much pressure it can add to your life. At OFTC you can achieve your career-training goals by fitting college into your lifestyle and schedule. We offer small class sizes and flexible scheduling.

Courses for our programs are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evenings – plus many are online where you can do your work any time of day. With this flexibility, you can strike a balance with your lifestyle and school.

And the personalized hands-on attention you receive in a small classroom setting allows you to get individualized support, focus and feedback from your instructors. Your instructors will get to know you and help you build the foundation and confidence needed for success in your field.

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Paying for College

At OFTC, we realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. We’ll work with you to help you obtain financial aid to assist you in funding your education. We’re committed to helping you find ways to help you pay for this life-changing investment.  

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt. 

Financial Aid

OFTC offers several financial aid opportunities that can help you pay for college. Most students apply for federal and state aid, including the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship & Grant, and HOPE Career Grant.   

OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.  

  • 478-553-2131 (Sandersville) 
  • 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940 (Dublin)
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OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Construction Management department programs range from: 

  • Tuition & Fees*: $7,093.00 
  • Books & Supplies*: $1,656.00 

*Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its full breakdown of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Costs are estimated and are subject to change. 

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You can also use the Net Price Calculator to get estimated net price information based on what similar students paid in a previous year. 

Career Outlook

Employment Opportunities 

Graduates of the Construction Management degree program are prepared for employment in some aspect of construction supervision as a foreman, project manager, carpenter foreman, lead carpenter, and other positions within the construction industry. 

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  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $98,890 
  • Job Outlook: 8% through 2031 

What does this mean to you? Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations. About 41,500 openings nationwide for construction managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. 

 

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Program Benefits

 Job Titles

  • Construction manager 
  • General contractor 
  • Project manager 
  • Engineering supervisor 
  • Land developer 
  • Land-use planner 
  • Construction contractor 
  • On-site field superintendent 
  • Construction cost estimator 

Diverse Settings

  • Nonresidential building construction 
  • Residential building construction 
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction 
  • Institutional and Commercial Building 
  • Specialized Industrial Construction 
  • Infrastructure and Heavy Construction 

Skills Learned

  • Key knowledge and understanding in designing various projects 
  • Estimating time and cost of labor and materials 
  • Planning and scheduling projects to provide a timeline and scope of work 
  • Surveying 
  • Administrative procedures to manage construction workers 
  • Cost control to keep a project within budget 
  • Labor relations 
  • Record Keeping 

Leadership Testimonials

Job opportunities in the construction industry are at record highs. Students who complete Construction Management gain basic and advanced skills which prepare them to enter their field with a greater understanding of the construction industry.  These advanced skills include estimating, knowledge of building codes, project management, and construction law.  If you are looking for a fast track into the managerial side of construction, this program is the first step in your career journey. 

Bill Adams
Construction Management Instructor