Constructing the Best

Chico State Programs Among Nation's Elite

construction students

Construction Management is the largest program of its type in California and the fifth largest in the country, and it is fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

  • Nearly 100% of Chico’s construction management graduates are hired after completing the program; they work at many of the largest firms in the country.
  • The Associated General Contractors (AGC) student chapter won the 2012 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest for its community service in the tornado-stricken community of Joplin, Mo. This was the fourth year Chico State has been one of the top three student chapters in the nation.
  • Chico State is home to one of five Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs in the country. CIM students have rehabilitated portions of the National Historic Landmark of Alcatraz Island and helped create a 9/11 firefighters memorial.
  • Tanya Komas, associate professor and director of the Concrete Industry Management program, was named one of the five most influential people in the concrete industry by Concrete Construction magazine in 2013.
  • At the 2014 Associated Schools of Construction Student Competition, Chico State student teams took first place in preconstruction services and third in heavy civil construction and commercial construction.
  • Students from the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management built two duplexes in nine days for single-parent families transitioning out of the Salvation Army’s adult rehabilitation program for their 2014 Annual Winter Community Service Project. The units are planned to be LEED Platinum certified.

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