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Parson Construction Management Program

Parson Construction Management Mission Prepare the next generation of leaders for the Utah construction industry by providing a practical and leading-edge educational experience.

Program Information

The Parson Construction Management program uses the Associate Constructor (AC) Level 1 exam given by the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) and the Constructor Certification Commission to measure the program outcomes and requires all students to score a 192 of 300 on the exam to graduate.

Program Goal

The program’s goal is to maintain the program’s average score above both the minimum passing score and the national average for all 10 categories each time the Associate Constructor (AC) Level 1 Exam is given. The exam is given twice a year in the spring and the fall.

More information on the AC exam can be found at the American Institute of Constructors website.  

In addition to using the AC exam, we have established standardized course outcomes for each of the classes in the construction management program. We began measuring outcomes for some of these classes during the 2011-2012 school year. 

We also perform one-on-one interviews with graduating students as part of senior project. This feedback from the students is used to guide the direction of the program. This feedback was used in the recent review of two feeder programs housed at Salt Lake Community College. In conjunction with these interviews we collect employment data for our graduating seniors, which can be found on this web page. 



Student Competency

The Associate Constructor (AC) Level 1 Exam provides an independent measure of our program outcomes that can be compared nationally.

The AC exam measures student competency in the following areas:

  • Communication skills
  • Engineering concepts
  • Management concepts
  • Materials, methods, and project modeling and visualization (formerly materials, methods, and plan reading)
  • Bidding and estimating
  • Budgeting, costs, and cost control
  • Planning, scheduling, and schedule control (formerly planning, scheduling, and control)
  • Construction safety; construction geomatics (formerly surveying and project layout)
  • Project administration