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Construction Management

Learn how to blend the business and the technical sides of the construction industry with hands-on drafting, project planning and management skills.

Gain the technical expertise and visionary outlook necessary to build impressive structures, from record-setting urban skyscrapers to sprawling, mixed-use residential developments. At DCC you can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to begin your career in residential, commercial or industrial construction. Or, if you’ve been in the industry for a while, take advantage of the program to hone your technical and engineering skills while exploring the business and management aspects of the industry.  

Learn how to:

  • Apply construction techniques through extensive hands-on experiences.

  • Conduct analyses of construction materials, such as steel, soils, concrete, using industry-standard equipment.

  • Develop project management skills through computer software and scheduling techniques. 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for construction managers is expected to grow by 11% over the next eight years. In the Hudson Valley, construction management jobs are forecast to grow by close to 10% while across New York state, expect to see growth of around 9%. And with median annual wages at around $93,000, construction management, graduates can look forward to good paying jobs in this steadily growing field. 

DCC graduates have found rewarding careers at local companies, including:
  • Baxter Construction, Poughkeepsie
  • Mid-Hudson Building Corporation, Wappingers Falls
  • Consigli Construction, Poughkeepsie
  • Meyer Construction, Pleasant Valley

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