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Construction Management

Construction Management

Graduates of Chico State’s Construction Management program (CMGT), are equipped to solve complex challenges in the construction industry. The program combines theoretical and applied learning taught by faculty managing all aspects of construction with decades of experience in the field.

From project managers to on-site superintendents, the CMGT program prepares students to become on-the-job leaders from day one.

Applications are now being accepted! With one of the highest 4-year graduation rates in the CSU system and lowest average student debt amounts in the country, Chico State offers one of the nation’s highest return on investment.

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Students working to rebuild Honey Run Bridge in Paradise


Female CM student wearing hard hat during tour of building construction

CM Graduate wearing hard hat with lego construction toys glued to the top

Construction workings shake hands high up on beams with American flag waving in the background

What’s the Construction Management Program?

Housed in the College of Engineering, Chico State’s CMGT program transforms students’ curiosity to graduates ready to join a high-profile team of construction leaders out in the workplace. Our small class sizes and curriculum which blends theory with hands-on learning fosters the perfect learning environment for students to explore the intricacies of construction management.

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), the CMGT program has nurtured deep and time-tested relationships with more than 60 leaders in the construction industry; leaders who have been at the forefront of the fast-paced construction industry, managing and building the structures we live, work and play in across the globe.

Smiling faces of CM graduates

Career Paths for CMGT Graduates

Our reputation is solid. We’re proud to be the go-to construction management program for companies of all sizes, managing the construction of schools, hospitals, transportation infrastructure, and so much more.

The construction industry knows that graduates of Chico State’s CMGT program are ready to jump right and make an impact in careers such as:

  • Project Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Estimating Engineer
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Specialty Engineer
  • Marketing and Project Procurement
  • Pre-Construction Engineer

Faculty member and coach Alan Bond, in plaid shirt, and students were among the wining teams at the ASC competition.

Is Construction Management Right for Me?

Students in our construction management program aim high and bring once impossible feats to life. You should consider a degree in construction management if you:

  • Team building skills and working well with others

  • Mechanically inclined characteristics
  • 
Competitive spirit and desire to compete

  • The tearing for outdoor activity

  • The drive to build
Enjoys Math and Sciences

  • A need to improve the environment

  • Resourceful

What Do Students and Graduates of the CMGT Program Say?

To date, more than 3,000 students have crossed the stage and proudly share they are graduates of Chico State’s construction management program. Our graduates proudly wear that Wildcat CMGT badge of honor and continue the tradition of supporting the program and peers within the industry.

The comradery between our graduates is not just special while attending Chico State, but lasts your whole career. Read Student Success Stories.

Smiling CM Student in concrete lab rubbing hands together


How to Apply

We can’t wait to meet you! Chico State is part of the California State University system and uses Cal State Apply for applications.

Make sure to select California State University, Chico as your campus of choice when applying. Registering and applying is quick and easy, so let’s get started!

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About Chico State

Nationally Ranked

U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks us in the top 10 of regional public universities in the West, and Forbes ranks Chico State as a top college for educational quality and value (just to name a few).

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