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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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Pam Rice March 2020 employee of the month

Rice named March’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Pamela Rice has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for March. Rice, program assistant I for the Department of Construction and Operations Management, will be recognized March 24 in the Solberg Hall conference room. The event starts at 2:30 p.m.

South Dakota Board of Regents approves three programs

The South Dakota Board of Regents this week approved new academic program requests from four public universities to meet emerging workforce and community development needs across the state.
South Dakota State University had the following requests approved:

ABET accredits three bachelor's degree programs

South Dakota State University’s bachelor’s degree programs in construction management, operations management and electronics engineering technology were recently accredited by the Applied and Natural Science and Engineering Technology Accreditation Commissions of ABET, respectively, the global ac