Construction Bachelor of Science
Build a bright future for yourself with a four-year degree in construction from Seminole State. Headed by the Wharton-Smith Center for Construction, part of the Seminole State School of Engineering, Design and Construction, this program focuses as heavily on classwork as it does real site visits and practical application - giving you a strong foundation in this always in-demand job market.
- Architectural Engineering Technology: Associate in Science
- Architecture Pathway: Associate in Arts
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology I (HVAC/R): Career Certificate
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology II (HVAC/R): Career Certificate
- Construction Apprenticeship Electricity (Commercial): Career Certificate
- Electrician Helper: Career Certificate
- Advanced Computer-Aided Design: Technical Certificate
Getting Started: Summer Term 2021
March 15: Financial Aid
May 3: Application
May 10: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Outstanding reputation: Seminole State has been developing construction programs for more than 20 years.
- Unique program: Seminole State offers the only Bachelor of Science degree in Construction in Central Florida.
- Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum is based on accreditation standards as defined by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and is reviewed by an Industry Advisory Board to ensure it meets industry needs.
- Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.
- Award-winning projects: Students regularly compete in the DBIA National Student Design-Build Competition, placing first in the Southeast Region (2015-16 and 2018-19).
- Hands-on experience: Apply your knowledge to real-world situations through co-ops and internships with industry partners, and participate in active construction site and field trips.
- Flexible Schedule: Classes are offered in the day, evening and online for convenience. Upper-division requirements can be completed entirely online.
Your tuition shouldn’t go against your intuition.
Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and payment plans that make sense. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,597||$6,380||$6,538||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,590||$11,088||$10,300|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$850||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2020-21 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Successful construction managers have excellent leadership skills and are able to plan and conduct operations for construction projects from design to occupancy. Typically, they work on major projects with design and construction professionals, optimizing the use of manpower and materials, solving problems and thinking creatively. Construction managers use clear communication, teamwork and organization skills. Construction managers, often called general contractors or project managers, coordinate and supervise a wide variety of projects, including the building of all types of public, residential, commercial and industrial structures. Although most managers oversee construction projects from start to finish, some consult with developers and builders on construction related issues.
- Building/Construction Manager
- Construction Manager
- Cost Estimator
- General Contractor
- Permitting and Government Liaison
- Property, Real Estate and Community Association Manager
- Real Estate Developer
- Safety Inspector
- Safety Manager
- Sustainable Construction Manager
For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.
Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Construction managers will be needed as overall construction activity expands. Population and business growth will result in the construction of many new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other structures over the coming decade.