New Construction Management Program at Collin College Creating a Bright Future

Nearly 20 students signed up for the new program at Collin College in Texas

Students of Collin College's construction management program.
Students of Collin College's construction management program.
Dallas Builders Association

Craig Johnson had no idea who, if anyone, would turn up for Collin College’s first construction management course offerings. The newly hired instructor only had a few weeks to get the program up and running. Johnson expected around five students. He ended up with nearly 20.

These students enjoy a unique learning opportunity in the form of Collin College’s 340,000-square-foot technical campus, which recently broke ground in Allen, Texas. Once complete, the campus will include a 400- by 90-foot area exclusively dedicated to the construction trades.

Labs for plumbing, electrical, carpentry and safety will be coupled with a 6,000-square-foot “build” lab providing hands-on opportunities for students in all programs to work together on various projects. With a labor shortage hampering Dallas-Fort Worth’s construction industry to the tune of 25,000 to 35,000 missing workers, opportunities for graduates will be plentiful.

(read the full article from the Dallas Builders Association...)