The Board of Trustees of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) has announced the accreditation of Ohio State’s Construction Systems Management program, part of CFAES’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. The program has maintained the stringent standards of ACCE and has proven to the board, through a visiting team of its peers and industry practitioners, that the program is worthy of reaccreditation.
Graduates of Ohio State’s CSM program are finding immediate success as they begin their professional careers. Approximately 93 percent obtain full-time jobs within six months of graduation. The median starting salary for CSM students who graduated in the 2013-14 academic year was $48,500 per year. CSM graduates often pursue careers with building contractors and construction supply businesses, companies, and agencies. Graduates are also often self-employed as contractors, consultants or owners-operators of construction businesses in the residential, commercial or heavy infrastructure sectors.
ACCE was established in 1974 to be a leading global advocate of quality construction education and to promote, support and accredit quality construction education programs around the world. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognizes ACCE as the accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate degree programs in construction, construction science, construction management and construction technology and as the accrediting agency for two-year associate degree programs of a similar nature.