Construction Management Technology

Construction Management Technology

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Whether it’s residential, commercial or infrastructure you’re interested in, career opportunities include working as a general contractor, project manager, estimator, scheduler or a jobsite superintendent. In addition, our graduates frequently run or open their own businesses. The region’s leading employers are seeking out our graduates!
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The median annual wage for career opportunities for graduates of similar programs, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
$60,382.00
Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 72 (AAS)

 

Does the construction industry interest you? Do you have the desire and motivation to be involved in day-to-day planning, design, and construction of dynamic projects? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with a Construction Management Technology degree. As a Construction Manager, you’ll be responsible for the oversight of construction projects from the delivery of materials, tools and equipment, to the quality of construction, worker productivity and safety. Construction Managers coordinate and manage people, budgets, schedules and contracts with the ultimate goal of finishing the construction project on a timely and economical basis. In the construction management program, you’ll learn how to read prints for construction, become adept at planning and scheduling, perform calculations for estimating and comply with all proper specifications as well as how to manage crews effectively and efficiently.

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Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 72 (AAS)

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Kristen Gundvaldson, PE
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Kristen has been teaching at Southeast Tech since 2009, when the Construction Management Technology program emerged. She instructs all students in the engineering programs with an emphasis in math coursework.

She is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and oversees the student chapter of AGC. Kristen believes staying in contact with the industry is vital, as they set the standard in preparing our students for the workforce. She is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES).

Prior to coming to Southeast Tech, Kristen spent eight years in engineering design and construction administration. She worked for HDR Engineering, a national consulting firm, where she performed design work on many local and state transportation projects in a variety of locations including South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, Illinois and Arizona.

Education: BS, South Dakota State University; Professional Civil Engineer
 

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