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Construction and Operations Management


The Construction and Operations Management (COM) department is home to degree programs in applied management, engineering technology, and the general engineering non-degree sequence for the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering. 

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BS-CM) is a program that prepares individuals for entry-level management positions within the commercial, residential, or heavy-highway-utilities sectors as well as subs, trades and service companies affiliated with the construction industry.  The new online Associate of Science in Construction Technology (AS-CT) has been designed for people currently working in the industry who want to take on more responsibility or if you want to start your career in construction.  See the link in Explore Majors [right sidebar] for more detail.

The Bachelor of Science in Operations Management (BS-OM) program has two emphasis areas: manufacturing and electronics. Lean manufacturing, quality management, supply chain management, and process development are covered in the OM program of study.

The Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (BS-EET) is an engineering technology program for persons seeking technical positions in the electronics manufacturing sector. The program prepares students to be proficient in troubleshooting systems and electronic devices, as well as product & process development projects for electronics manufacturers.

The Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) is a program for professionals interested in expanding their ability to make decisions, manage resources, and execute projects in technical and service environments.

Our CM, OM, and EET programs are fully accredited by ABET.  See the news release.

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Director named to SDSU heavy highway construction program

America’s need for infrastructure upgrades and an existing shortage of engineers come just as South Dakota State University is putting more resources into its heavy highway construction program.

Director named for State’s new concrete industry management program

A 35-year veteran of the concrete industry has been tabbed to direct the new concrete industry management program at South Dakota State University.

Tim Hostettler, currently of Rapid City, will take the reins in early July.

Funds awarded for heavy construction post at SDSU

The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University is putting a heavy emphasis on its construction management program.