Dunwoody Construction Project Management

Dunwoody Construction Project Management teaches you the technical skills necessary for a successful and rewarding career in the construction industry. Experience field trips and guest speakers from leading construction firms and building organizations. Participate in national competitions and take advantage of study abroad opportunities.

Through extensive interactive training and hands-on activities, you will learn best practices and industry standards for planning and executing complex construction projects. Develop the skills to create and manage schedules and monitor and report on the progress of build activity.

Software you will use includes a suite of Autodesk products, Microsoft Project and Visio, Takeoff Suite, OnCenter QuickBid, Primavera Project Management Suite, Revu CAD Bluebeam, RSMeans CostWorks, and Sage Timberline Accounting and Estimating.

Dunwoody’s Construction Project Management program is structure as a two plus two associate’s and bachelor’s completion degree program. Students earn an associate’s degree in Construction Project Management after two years of coursework. Students who pursue an additional two years of study earn a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.

This structure also allows students from other technical and community colleges to seamlessly transfer into year three of Dunwoody’s program.

Class topics include:

  • Construction Drafting
  • Materials, Testing & Construction Methods
  • Construction Planning & Scheduling
  • Building Codes
  • Construction Safety

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Construction Project Management

Student Highlights and Achievements

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“Dunwoody has definitely prepared me for a career in residential construction. Industry professionals have input in our curriculum, which means that when I graduate, I will be trained in exactly what the industry is looking for. Not only am I learning management skills, like estimating and scheduling a project, but I have also had to chance to work a project from conception to hand-over.”

-Kaela Fahey, Construction Project Management Alum

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A career in residential construction

Rex Vanyo remembers exactly when he first heard about Dunwoody College. He was in the second grade and an older student explained that Dunwoody wasn’t really like other colleges. Instead it was a college where you went when you wanted to learn how to do something.

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Second career, new beginning

From fashion design to construction, one Dunwoody student is pursuing her dreams
Kia Arendt always wanted to create, to build, and to make things better. Now about to get her degree in Construction Project Management from Dunwoody, she is close to making that goal a reality.

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Alumni Insights: 10 Questions with Bridget Reynolds

A third generation Dunwoody graduate, Bridget worked in a residential design-build firm before transitioning to the classroom. She currently serves as the College’s Dean of Construction Sciences & Building Technology. Guided by the belief that Minnesota’s future depends on a skilled workforce, Bridget focuses on strengthening industry relationships and innovating academic offerings. She is also passionate about helping girls and women develop the interest, skills, and confidence to pursue career in construction and other STEM fields.

Bridget holds a master’s degree in business administration, a bachelor’s in career and technical education, and an associate’s in architectural drafting and estimating. She enjoys home improvement projects and traveling to warm places.

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YCAP Student Profile: Mia Troska

Mia Troska has always had a strong work ethic and a passion for learning new things. And with her interest in practical, concrete skills and task, it’s easy to see why she believes a Dunwoody education will be a great fit.

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Celebrating Women in Construction

Dunwoody College of Technology is once again proud to be a part of Women in Construction Week, presented by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Minnesota.

Held March 1-7, 2020, the week-long celebration provides an opportunity to share appreciation, celebrate diversity, and facilitate connections in industry. Events include discussion panels featuring women in industry, networking and mentoring opportunities, professional development sessions, and hand-on volunteer projects.

This year’s Women in Construction Week will kick-off here at Dunwoody with an Opening Ceremony featuring Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan on Monday, March 2. The Lieutenant Governor will present an official proclamation at 8:45 a.m. declaring Women in Construction Week here in Minnesota.

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Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Ryan Companies
  • MG McGrath
  • Grazzini Brothers & Company
  • Lyman Lumber Companies
  • AMEK Custom Builders
  • Bella Custom Homes

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Dunwoody Construction Management Student Association (DCMSA)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

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Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Project Manager
  • Estimator
  • Field Engineer
  • Assistant Project Manager

Facilities

Construction Lab

Test and gain familiarity with construction and siteworks materials and fabrication construction assembling.

  • Aggregate, sand, soil and concrete testing equipment
  • Drum sander, thickness planer, table router, and drill press
  • 10” table saw, 12” miter saw, and band saw
  • Various power and hand tools, including drills and saws
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sets