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ACCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

Updated: May 9



 


Howdy ACCE Friends

As part of our continued communication effort, we are highlighting specific accredited programs within the ACCE system. These are randomly selected schools, professional development, and workforce programs. Hopefully, this will help the ACCE community have an even better appreciation of the efforts made for accreditation, reaccreditation, and certification.


Please note that most of the content for this Highlight is provided by the Program's website and the latest ACCE Visiting Team Report for the Program.

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University of Florida



University of Florida, a public co-educational institution of higher learning in Gainesville, Florida, U.S., is a comprehensive land-grant R-1 research university and is the flagship of the State University System of Florida. The university awards bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees and consists of 23 colleges and schools, including the Fisher School of Accounting, the M.E. Rinker, Sr., School of ConstructionManagement, the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, the School of Teaching and Learning, and the College of Health and Human Performance. There are also professional colleges of law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine; more than 100 undergraduate majors, about 200 graduate degree programs, and an undergraduate honors program.

 

The University of Florida is the oldest university in the state and  dates to 1853, when the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala was acquired by the state-supported East Florida Seminary. In the 1860s the seminary moved to Gainesville and was later consolidated with Florida Agricultural College, a land-grant school in Lake City, FL. In 1905, the University of Florida was formed and the institution returned to Gainesville. Women were first admitted in 1947, and the university was racially integrated in 1958. University of Florida, a public co-educational institution of higher learning in Gainesville, Florida, U.S., is a comprehensive land-grant R-1 research university and is the flagship of the State University System of Florida. The university awards bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees and consists of 23 colleges and schools, including the Fisher School of Accounting, the M.E. Rinker, Sr., School of ConstructionManagement, the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, the School of Teaching and Learning, and the College of Health and Human Performance. There are also professional colleges of law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine; more than 100 undergraduate majors, about 200 graduate degree programs, and an undergraduate honors program.

 

The University of Florida is the oldest university in the state and  dates to 1853, when the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala was acquired by the state-supported East Florida Seminary. In the 1860s the seminary moved to Gainesville and was later consolidated with Florida Agricultural College, a land-grant school in Lake City, FL. In 1905, the University of Florida was formed and the institution returned to Gainesville. Women were first admitted in 1947, and the university was racially integrated in 1958.




The mission of the M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management is to be the center of excellence for construction. The Rinker School will pursue this by promoting professional and ethical behavior in education and practice, advancing the industry by creating new knowledge through research and scholarly activities, educating individuals in the principles, knowledge, and skills required to be successful in their professional careers, and providing service and transferring knowledge to the citizens of Florida, the construction industry, professional societies, the nation, and the world.

 

The Rinker School of Construction Management combines the skills, diverse experiences and talents of its faculty members to deliver an innovative educational curriculum to future construction professionals.  The Rinker School is dedicated to construction science and management and is committed to excellence in education and research. Established in 1935, it is the oldest school of construction in the U.S. In 1976, the Rinker School was one of the first programs to receive accreditation from the American Council for Construction Education.

 

Graduates who earn a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management receive a comprehensive education including theory and practical applications, and they are fully prepared for their responsibilities in the construction industry. Opportunities for advancement and increasing responsibility exist in all areas of the industry, including land development; home construction; industrialized building systems; commercial, institutional, industrial, marine and heavy construction; underwater development; space-age facilities; materials and equipment sales and applications; and construction product research and development.


The Rinker School has two career fairs each year and has had a consistent record of 100% career placement upon graduation. Students gain practical experience that furthers their education in summer semester internships. Rinker students regularly participate in regional and national competition teams with strong industry support. Students can choose to broaden their cultural and construction exposure through semester-long and short-duration summer exchange and study abroad programs in Italy, Germany and Australia.


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COMPETITION TEAMS


MAJORS

  • Construction Management

  • Combination Degrees 

CERTIFICATES:

  • Construction Management Certificate

  • Emergency Management Certificate 

  • Emergency Medical Services Management Certificate 

  • Senior Fire Officer Certificate 

ONLINE MAJORS:

  • Fire and Emergency Services UF Online 

 

Connect with the Rinker School

Facebook:  UFRinkerSchool

Instagram:  @UFRinkerSchool

X (formerly known as twitter):  #RinkerLegacy



 



That is all for now! More program highlights to come!!



Steve Nellis

President / CEO American Council for Construction Education Steve.Nellis@ACCE-HQ.org 972-600-8800 (o) www.acce-hq.org





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