Construction technology programs hold particular interest to persons who want to combine theory and application in their study. The emphasis on actual on-the-job, in the field, implementation of projections is different from the experiences of many civil engineers who are more likely to be involved in design work. The typical building science student has interests in science and engineering, some artistic abilities and a desire to put their knowledge to work. They must strong backgrounds in mathematics and physics. These students see themselves as builders, rather than as designers. Further, construction technology students wish to develop their managerial as well as their technical skills. An emphasis on current technological advancements requires them to obtain enhanced computing skills. As a supervisor in construction projects, students must see themselves as being able to hone their people skills and being able to work well in teams.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Construction Technology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.