Purdue University Northwest (PNW)

Purdue University Northwest offers a wide range of construction-related degrees. Whether you're a high school student or a worker in the trades looking to advance your career, PNW has something for you.

One of the most popular bachelor degrees offered by PNW is the Management and Engineering Technologies (CMET) degree. This degree prepares students for careers in construction management, including roles such as Project Engineer and Project Manager. The CMET program provides students with a solid foundation in construction operations, safety, scheduling, cost control, estimating and bidding.

Another degree program that is unique to PNW is the bachelor's degree in Project Leadership. This program is designed specifically for trade workers who are looking to advance their careers into field leadership positions such as foreman and superintendent. The Project Leadership degree is available for nine different trades that have an Ivy Tech Associate's degree in Applied Science built into their respective apprenticeship programs. Students who complete their apprenticeship will receive 48 credit hours toward the bachelor's degree program, which can be completed in as little as 5 semesters. Classes are held in the later afternoon so that students can work their day jobs in the field and attend school in the evenings.

The Project Leadership program combines elements from the CMET program, so students can learn about construction management topics such as scheduling, cost control, construction operations, safety, estimating and bidding. These classes combined with Organizational Leadership (OLS) classes will give students the tools they need to run construction work in the field. The OLS degree also has a specialization in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), which prepares students for careers in Construction Environmental Health and Safety management.

PNW offers a unique opportunity for high school students and workers in the trades to grow and find success within the construction industry. With its flexible evening classes, the Project Leadership degree program offers students the ability to work during the day and attend school in the evenings. As a result, students can gain valuable experience in the construction field while earning a degree that can help them advance into management and superintendent positions. So if you're interested in advancing your career in construction, consider Purdue University Northwest and its excellent degree programs in construction management and leadership.

Purdue University Northwest Contact Information

Construction Science and Organizational Leadership
Anderson Bldg, Room 212
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
Phone: (219) 989-2332