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I really want to become a Construction Manager when I get older and eventually a Top Construction Executive. Unfortunately I do not know how to prepare myself for these jobs after I graduate from high school. Is anyone familiar with what college I should go to? What degrees or licences I need? Thanks! I've taken CAD Drafting I and right now I'm in a Drafting II Architecture class

Asked By: AT - 9/1/2006
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Start by working construction, maybe on summer vacation. Get know the different facets of construction. Choose a field, General Contracting, Electrical, Architecture, Plumbing, and so on. See if you can get into some CAD (Computer Aided Design) classes. Learn from the ground up. Literally, there is a lot of work... More
Answered By: TN Seeker - 9/1/2006
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I'd suspect that a degree in Civil Engineering and a MBA would be a good start. You should also take the EIT exam during your senior year of college so you can get a PE license after 10 years of experience.
Answered By: Joe Rockhead - 9/1/2006
 
At my school they have an upstart major for "Construction Management" and they are getting a ton of funds. You should look into some good schools and seek out a degree - I don't think you could get very high up there with just a high school degree, but I could be wrong.
Answered By: quiksilver_707 - 9/1/2006
 
well it depends, there are several routes but the most obvious one is a degree in civil engineering there are many colleges with decent civil engineering programs good luck
Answered By: enginerd - 9/1/2006
 
talk to a career counselor at a college. thats their job
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