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The Construction and Energy Management program provides students with a basic background in the management of construction projects.

Students will find employment in the broad spectrum of opportunities available in the construction industry. The program also provides continuing education for those already employed as contractors, site superintendents, project managers, estimators, and other areas related to construction. 

Lightweight boxbeam construction
Lightweight boxbeam construction

The program offers a variety of classes for both entry-level and career advancement positions. Classes taken individually or in series will prepare the student for:

  • Employment in entry-level, mid-management positions such as Project Manager, Site Supervisor, Estimator, Owners Site Representative
  • Employment as a Building Inspector for both government agencies and private companies
  • Self-employment by helping in preparation for the contractor licensing examination

Modular wall construction
Modular wall construction

The program also provides oportunities to:

  • Augment the skills of those working in such fields as Real Estate, Construction Finance, Facilities Management, Property Management, Planning, Energy Use Analysis
  • Broaden the skills of those already in the construction industry
  • Gain a better understanding for purchasing, owning or building a home. 


The increasing demand for building inspectors because of the increased public awareness of the need for inspection in both the public and private sectors has prompted a Certificate of Proficiency in Building Inspection.

Screeding a slab foundation
Screeding a slab foundation

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Contact Information
CEM Department
Chair: Bruce Greenstein
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