The Construction Science and Management (CSM) program at Tuskegee established in 1933 is the oldest construction baccalaureate program in the country. Its roots can be traced back to vocational trade education that began at Tuskegee University in 1883 with a mission to develop skilled craftsmen capable of building sound structures. However, with the evolution of project management, the present mission is much broader than the original one.
Currently, the program attracts students from all regions of the U.S. and internationally. Graduates of the CSM program hold positions in all sectors of the construction industry throughout the world. Students within the program are fully engaged in educational and hands-on activities both within and outside of the formal classroom setting. The CSM faculty regularly participates in professional development and engages with its construction Industry Advisory Board for best practices to ensure that Tuskegee Construction Science and Management students are receiving education of the highest quality and relevancy.
The CSM Mission is to produce “Project Ready” construction professionals who are managers of people, finance, time and physical resources, and who are knowledgeable of the standards of quality and safety requirements of all trades employed during the construction process. The CSM program is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and granted full Accreditation Candidate Status by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
The Construction Science and Management Department provides professional training in construction project management. The curriculum can be completed in four years and provides a wide variety of course offerings including construction methods, sustainability principles, surveying, project controls management, building information modeling, business, humanities, physical sciences, and general studies.
CSM students are encouraged to participate in the CSM Co-op/Internship Program. Benefits received by student participants of the Co-op Program include college credit for work in their major field of study, earning money for tuition and expenses, improved opportunities for employment upon graduation, applying classroom learning to actual/on-the-job experiences, establishing a professional network, developing maturity, professionalism and self-confidence and learning how to work with colleagues in a professional atmosphere.
Additional training and certifications available through the Construction Science and Management Department currently include OSHA 10 & 30 Hour, Erosion Control Management (QCI), and Landscape Management.
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What is ACCE?
Since 1974, the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) has been a leading global advocate of quality construction education that promotes, supports, and accredits quality construction education programs. The primary goal is promotion and continued improvement of post-secondary construction education: specifically, ACCE accredits construction education programs in colleges and universities that request its evaluation and meet its rigorous standards and criteria. ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate degree programs in construction science, construction management, and construction technology. ACCE is also the accrediting agency for two-year associate-degree programs of a like nature. ACCE is a non-profit corporation.
American Council for Construction Education
Associated Builders and Contractors
Associated General Contractors
Associated Schools of Construction
Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society
U.S. Green Building Council