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Construction Management

Program Goals: Program Learning Outcomes

It is important to note that the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), the academic accreditation organization of construction management programs, has recently revised its standards and criteria for accreditation to reflect an outcome-based assessment approach, effective fall 2015. Accordingly, the CM program learning outcomes have been updated to be consistent with the new ACCE requirements since the last review cycle. Specifically, the new 20 ACCE student learning outcomes (SLOs) have been used in lieu of the original 12 program learning outcomes (PLOs), as shown in Table 1 below. Notice that the 3 General Education SLOs remain as part of the new PLOs.

  1. Communication

  2. Leadership 

  3. Team Relations 

  4. Problem Solving/Critical Thinking


  1. Business Management

  2. Procurement & Pre- Construction

  3. Project Administration & Control

  4. Construction Knowledge

  5. Legal & Ethical Responsibilities

  6. Integrated Project Practices

  7. Sustainability

  8. Safety


GE-E Lifelong Learning
GE-IB Integration
GE-ID Integration


  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline. 
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi- disciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project. 
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.

GE-E Lifelong Learning
GE-IB Integration
GE-ID Integration