The Construction Management Department does not utilize a program-specific admission process. Once you have decided the Edmonds College Construction Management Program is right for you, simply apply for admission. Applications for Admission are accepted continuingly throughout the year.
Students pursuing a degree or certificate must take a Math and English placement test. This placement test is unnecessary if you have completed appropriate college-level math and/or English courses at Edmonds College or m another college.
If you are taking classes related to current or future work and are not pursuing a degree or certificate, you do not need to take placement testing. Be sure to declare your intent correctly on the admissions form. In any case, it is advisable to consult with the instructor or department head to ensure that you have the skills required to be successful in the class.
Construction Management Program Mission and Goals
Rate and Type of Employment
The Construction Management Department experiences an attrition rate of between 3 percent and 6 percent of new students. Most of these students leave the program for reasons other than difficulty with the course work. The course work is rigorous, but success is readily achievable for motivated and engaged students.
Salaries for graduates of our program vary depending on the size of the construction firm, the available position, and the graduate's previous construction work experience.
Data collected through a graduate survey (academic year 2014-15) showed an employment rate of 100 percent with 94% of the graduates working in a Construction Management capacity. With one exception, the salary range was from $50,000 to $70,000, plus benefits. In addition, many students advance to higher paying jobs as a result of attending our classes.
Many companies pay for classes, offer medical and dental plans, retirement and/or profit sharing, vacation, and sick leave. Previous work experience is an important component in determining the outcomes of this program for each individual.
The program is currently in the process of tabulating data from recent graduates regarding current salaries and benefits. Results from the 2016-17 survey will be available no later than June 15, 2017.
Type of Employment
Within each type of construction there are several types of contractors, ranging from the general or prime, to sub-contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers of materials and supplies. In addition, there are numerous governmental agencies, architectural and engineering consultants, banking, and insurance companies that require well-trained staff with backgrounds in construction management.
Students with previous construction background who have completed the Construction Management program at Edmonds College find employment in one or more of the following areas:
2015-16: 67.74% have a college-level GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Edmonds College construction management students achieve high employment rate in a wide range of construction management careers earning high salaries.
Edmonds College construction management students received more than $336,000 in Financial Aid from multiple sources during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Edmonds College Construction Management Department has a comprehensive assessment plan that outlines direct and indirect measures by which the department can systematically evaluate student achievement of program outcomes and goals.
Any result that indicates a deficiency or decline of a Program Outcome is analyzed and reviewed by department faculty.
Outcomes and course content are then modified as needed to ensure that the department focuses on skill sets that are valued by construction employers and that the Department is doing an effective job of preparing students in those areas.