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Construction degree meeting demands for skilled construction workers in Central Florida

As Central Florida continues to grow, the need for skilled construction workers here and across the country is urgent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of June 2020, there are about 300,000 vacancies in the construction industry with openings expected to increase to about 747,000 by 2026. Further data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity projects construction jobs in Central Florida are expected to grow by 19.6 percent from 2021-2029, creating over 17,000 new jobs. Some sectors including building construction, specialty trade contractors, and heavy and civil engineering construction are expected to grow 18-26 percent over the same period. Seminole State College and Seminole County Public Schools are working together to fill the shortage of skilled Construction workers and prepare for growth in Central Florida with a career pathway for high school students to easily transition to Seminole State and earn a bachelor’s degree in Construction.

As part of our continued communication effort, we are highlighting specific accredited degree programs within the ACCE system. These schools are selected randomly and this list is dynamic and will change as new highlights are created.. Hopefully, this will help the ACCE community have an even better appreciation of the efforts made for accreditation and reaccreditation.

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In the true Pioneer spirit, our college has forged ahead, faced obstacles, and achieved hard-won victories. After generations of delivering a high-quality education, Alfred State College knows how to assist first-generation college students, find a way for low-income families to achieve their college dreams, and prepare students to launch careers with good pay at great companies, or become an entrepreneur.



Missouri State University, formerly Southwest Missouri State University, is a public university in Springfield, Missouri. Founded in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School, it is the state's second largest university campus by enrollment, with an enrollment of 23,502 in the fall semester of 2020



The Construction Management and Technology program at ASU began over 50 years ago to serve the construction industry of Arizona and the Southwest. In addition to being part of a highly-regarded degree program, students will benefit from ASU's established ties to industry, a strong alumni network, access to internships and professional student organizations.


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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had its origin in land grants made by the United States government in 1806, 1811 and 1827 for use as a seminary of learning. In 1853, the Louisiana General Assembly established the Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana near Pineville, La. The institution opened January 2, 186



Clemson University's Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management was established in 1962 and is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. With an average student-to-teacher ratio of 25-to-1, the department is staffed by a professional faculty dedicated and committed to providing the most effective education to students and to researching and disseminating construction knowledge within their areas of expertise.



The Construction Management and Technology program at ASU began over 50 years ago to serve the construction industry of Arizona and the Southwest. In addition to being part of a highly-regarded degree program, students will benefit from ASU's established ties to industry, a strong alumni network, access to internships and professional student organizations.



Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities and an institution on the rise. In the last decade, CSU has produced record enrollment, built on all-time highs in student diversity and student success; record fundraising far outpacing ambitious goals; groundbreaking research is driven by a highly productive faculty; a campus revitalized by a transformational building campaign; and, perhaps most importantly, an unrivaled learning environment where nine of 10 recent graduates say they would choose CSU again and rate their education as excellent.


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Purdue's School of Construction Management Technology is widely recognized as a leader in building construction education. Having been accredited by ACCE, students receive a hands-on education from professors with rich industry experience. In addition, an active Construction Advisory Council helps the department stay at the forefront of the industry's needs.

The Construction Management Technology Degree at Purdue University Polytechnic Institute was first accredited by ACCE in 1979.



The institution that later became known as Kansas State University, or K-State, was the nation's first operational land-grant university, and the only one in Kansas. This meant K-State was tasked with teaching agriculture, science, military science, and engineering to any interested student, as well as seeking to better the lives of others through research and service. For more than 150 years, KSU has taken this obligation to heart. Whether it means making a stranger feel welcome on campus, cheering on a teammate, or developing a vaccine that saves lives, they are committed to the Wildcat Way.


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For more than 50 years, Jefferson State Community College has been proud to serve the greater Birmingham area by providing a quality education blended with convenience, value and personal attention. Jefferson State remains firmly rooted in the communities we serve, consistently helping people of all generations acquire the education and workforce training needed to achieve their goals.

The Construction Management Technology Option of the Construction and Building Science Technology Program  was first accredited by ACCE in 1999.


As one of the founding members of the Associated Schools of Construction, the Construction Management Program in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University is one of the most reputable programs in the country. It enjoys strong affiliations with major contracting, design/build and construction management industry leaders nationwide.


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Tuskegee University is a Historically Black University (HBU) that is an independent and State -related Institution of higher education founded in 1881. Named Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute and later Tuskegee Institute,  the Institution attained university status in 1985. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse.

The CSM Program at Tuskegee, established in 1933, is the oldest construction baccalaureate program in the country.


The 1950 State Legislature approved senior college status under the name of Northeast Louisiana State College, controlled by the State Board of Education.  The current name, The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), was established in 1999.  Reorganization in Spring 2014 consolidated five Colleges into three Colleges.  On July 1, 2018, the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences was divided into two Colleges resulting in four Academic Colleges (Arts, Education, and Sciences; Business and Social Science; Health Sciences; Pharmacy) and the Graduate School.

The First Program Accredited by ACCE

The ULM School of Construction Management was founded in 1966 and is committed to being the premier institution of construction education in the State of Louisiana.

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Established in 1946, the Texas A&M University Department of Construction Science has led the way in excellence of construction higher education. Both graduate and undergraduate programs were among the first in the nation to be accredited by ACCE. With approximately 1,050 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, Texas A&M University Department of Construction Science continues to lead the way as one of finest programs of construction higher education in the nation.


The department’s faculty is comprised of approximately 33 full and part time faculty members. The faculty boasts a diversity of experience firmly rooted in the construction industry, including industry career experience, industry research, and academic background.

The Construction Science Program at Texas A&M was first accredited by ACCE in 1978.


The McWhorter School of Building Science is located in the M. Miller Gorrie Center, which opened in 2006. Gorrie Center earned the State of Alabama’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification. This state-of-the art “green” building is equipped with unmatched information technology. On the first floor close to the entrance of the building is a digital floor plan which points out energy saving features of this building.


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From its founding in 1868 as Mankato Normal School, serving 27 students, this has been an institution where big ideas meet real-world thinking.

The school became Mankato State Teachers College in 1921, Mankato State College in 1957 and Mankato State University in 1975. In 1998, it took the name that stands today—Minnesota State University, Mankato. Although our first graduates earned one-or two-year degrees to become teachers, the University has been granting four-year degrees in a growing number of disciplines since 1927. The first master’s degrees were awarded in 1954, and the first doctorate was conferred in 2009.


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