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The opportunities are endless….A career in construction can take you in many different directions….Commercial Contractor, Residential Contractor, Remodeler, Engineer, Architect, Construction Manager, Supervisor, Estimator…and to anywhere in the world!
The North Central Florida area is fortunate to have two first-class colleges providing career in construction opportunities. The Building Construction program at Santa Fe College provides construction management training for entry-level practitioners in residential and light commercial construction. Two-year technical degrees are available where you can go direct to a jobsite or two-year preparation for transfer to a university such as the University of Florida where you can complete a degree in Construction Management (or related fields) or go on to complete a masters or PhD in any construction related field.

Santa Fe College Building Construction Management

The Building Construction Program at Santa Fe offers construction courses for three types of students: (1) The Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Building Construction gives graduates technical skills required in the industry and blends business management training for construction in a two-year degree program. (2) The Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree with construction emphasis is designed to prepare the community college graduate to transfer into the Florida University system to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Building Construction. Many courses taught in the A.S. degree program transfer to four-year institutions as electives with the graduate's A.A. degree. (3) Courses in the A.S. degree program taught at the "entry level" are open to the public and to industry members for update training.
For more information and details on curriculum, visit:
Tom Mason
Program Advisor
Santa Fe College
Phone: 352.395.5362

M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management

The Construction program at the University of Florida prepares graduates for exciting careers in the construction industry. The core curriculum includes a mix of technical, managerial, and business courses. Graduates receive a comprehensive education including theory and practical applications, and they are fully prepared for their responsibilities in the construction industry. Courses are offered leading to the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, the Master of Construction Management or Master of Science in Construction Management, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The Rinker School also offers an electronic distance education based B.S. in Fire and Emergency Services and a Master’s degree program in International Construction Management for construction professionals via distance learning.  For more information visit:

Undergraduate Contact Information
Sallie Schattner
Admissions/Registrar Officer, Undergraduate Studies
M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
304 RNK / P.O. Box 115703
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5703
(352) 273-1180

Graduate Contact Information

Joseph Carroll
Construction Management Graduate Program Assistant
(352) 273-1181