Event Date

May 17, 2007

Learn About the New Construction Degree at WNCC

An information session to learn about Western Nevada Community College's new bachelor's degree in Construction Management will be Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. College counselors and instructors will be available in the Reynolds Center for Technology, Rm. 103, to discuss the new program and the requirements for application.

The first upper division courses for students admitted into Western Nevada Community College's new Bachelor of Technology degree program in Construction Management are scheduled for this fall semester at the Carson City campus. MGT 323: Organizational Behavior & Interpersonal Behavior, and CEE 411: Environmental Law will be the first upper division (300-400 level) courses offered, along with a number of lower division (100-200 level) classes that apply toward the 128-credit bachelor's degree, as well as the two-year associate degree in Construction Project Management.

CEE 411 will meet on Tuesday evenings, and MGT 323 will meet on Wednesday evenings. Lower division courses that apply toward Western's Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Technology - Project Management will meet during both days and evenings.

Students must be admitted into the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program in order to enroll in the upper division courses. To be accepted into the program, applicants must complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction Management from Western or elsewhere, or follow a Pre-BTech Track that includes 45 credits of construction and general education courses, and considers construction work experience. Students must also work with a WNCC counselor and submit an application for the BTech program that is approved by the college.

The need for more highly prepared employees in the construction industry has been identified by businesses in northern Nevada. With the Bachelor of Technology degree in Construction Management, students can climb a career ladder from learning basic construction skills all the way to becoming a manager or supervisor in the construction field. The program combines knowledge in construction methods, planning and project management with business and supervisory skills.

Graduates with the Bachelor of Technology degree in Construction Management are expected to help fill the shortage of construction managers in the area. A full list of degree requirements and course information is available on the college web site at www.wnc.edu/academics/degrees/bt/cm/.

Press Release: May 9, 2007

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