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October 29, 2013
Gwinnett Tech Construction Management Program Ranked No. 7 in Nation
GTC Program Named to Elite List Compiled by Industry Newsletter
Gwinnett Technical College's Commercial Construction Management Program is the seventh best in the nation, according to data recently released by a leading online trade newsletter.
Originally compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, the data examined graduation rates among the country's colleges and universities. Using that information, "Rock & Dirt" (blog.rockanddirt.com) determined the top ten schools for construction management in the nation.
Coming in at No. 7, GTC was touted as "hyper-focused on preparing construction management students for success through a variety of challenging certificate and degree programs."
Commercial Construction Management Program Director Irish Horsey said it was an exciting announcement. "We were thrilled to hear about this, and we hope to be number one on that list really soon," Horsey said.
She added that the GTC program has seen big enrollment increases recently, and upon finishing coursework, graduates have high career placement rates. "There's a shortage in the industry right now. These students are going to work, and they're starting their own firms... We get calls daily from companies requesting our students," Horsey said.
Horsey noted that the program has many partnerships in the industry, both local and national. Such partnerships consist of "industry leaders who are our eyes and ears. They keep us abreast of trends and help us with curriculum."
GTC's Commercial Construction Management program provides students a strong background in successful management techniques for the industry with an emphasis on real-world business simulations that prepare students to be immediately effective on the job. Coursework includes print reading, project management, construction accounting and finance, construction law, estimating, scheduling and building technology.
Gwinnett Technical College offers a degree in Commercial Construction Management as well as certificates for commercial construction building inspector; commercial construction contract administrator, commercial construction estimator, and in sustainable design and construction.
The post from "Rock & Dirt" can be viewed here: Top Schools for Construction Management
GTC offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate student options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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