UW Construction Management Program Receives Full National Accreditation | New

August 19, 2022

The University of Wyoming’s Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management has received full accreditation for its construction management program from the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

The status was achieved following a favorable on-site accreditation visit in support of the program’s application for full accreditation status upon completion of its first senior class in spring 2022.

“ACCE accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards degrees in construction management. The entire team at UW’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences – including faculty, staff, and students – are to be commended for their role in achieving this accreditation,” said Francois Jacobs, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management. . “We have a high-quality program, and this accreditation gives us the stamp of approval to show students, and future employers of those students, that UW’s construction management program is nationally distinguished. .”

ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the accrediting agency for bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology in North America. , Canada and Australia. Its mission is to be one of the world’s leading advocates of quality construction education programs and to promote, support and accredit quality construction education programs.

The first class in the construction management program experienced 100% placement before graduation, with an average starting income of $71,261. Graduates are employed in 10 states, with the majority of the nine students employed in Wyoming.

The program provides hands-on training and opportunities for students to earn certifications alongside their studies in this growing industry. Program students earn several industry-recognized certificates, including 30-hour OSHA training; Procore; LEED; a homebuyer education certification; and certification from the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), an eight-hour national exam. All are a built-in requirement in the construction management program, says Jacobs.

“The first class of graduating students collectively performed above the national average on the AIC exam, which sets a high benchmark for our future classes as the program progresses,” says Jacobs.

The construction management program, established in 2019, is among the fastest growing programs at UW, with 150 students. A fourth cohort of 94 students is expected to enroll for the fall semester.

To learn more about UW’s construction management program, visit www.uwyo.edu/civil/construction-management/index.html.

This map shows where members of UW’s first class of construction management graduates are employed. (UW Chart)

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