Majors & Programs of Study

Construction Technology Certificate

The Construction Management program helps students become professionals in the construction industry, directing commercial and residential construction projects by providing leadership for engineers and architects and providing oversight to project timelines and budgets. This requires that construction managers possess a working knowledge of construction, the skills to make prudent business decisions and a sound knowledge of architectural and engineering concepts—all areas covered in SUU’s construction management program.


  • Students work alongside faculty and professionals to construct a home.
  • Students travel annually to national competitions that provide access to industry and graduate school recruiters.


Banking industry construction inspectors/loan officers, project engineers, building inspectors, insurance adjusters, general contractors, subcontractors, construction superintendents, construction foremen, real estate specialists, facility managers, concrete testers, estimators, schedulers, designers, architectural drafters, project coordinators, residential/commercial restoration specialists, etc.


Materials processing lab complete with state-of-the-art equipment as well as traditional machines and tools; indoor construction lab where project homes are constructed; and guest industry lecturers.


  • Jobsite foreman and leadership opportunities
  • National Home Builders Association Club and Associated General Contractors Club
  • Service-learning opportunities regionally and abroad
  • Summer internships



Name: Matthew S. Edwards

Graduated: 1997, Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University,
2001, Master of Science, Utah State University
2002, Administrative Endorsement, Southern Utah University

Current job: SUU Professional-in-residence NTT,
Integrated Engineering and Technology

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