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Gwinnett Tech's Construction Management program ranked No. 7 in country

An online construction newsletter has ranked Gwinnett Technical College’s Construction Management program in the top 10 in the country.

The blog, called “Rock and Dirt,” used information from the U.S. Department of Education, and ranked Gwinnett Tech No. 7 because it’s “hyper-focused on preparing construction management students for success through a variety of challenging certificate and degree programs.”

“We were thrilled to hear about this, and we hope to be number one on that list really soon,” said Commercial Construction Management Program Director Irish Horsey in a press release.

Louisiana State University’s Agricultural and Mechanical College was ranked No. 1.

Horsey added that there is a job shortage in the industry, so graduates have high career placement rates. And those graduates are aided by the school’s partnerships in the industry.

“These students are going to work, and they’re starting their own firms,” Horsey said. “We get calls daily from companies requesting our students.”

The school’s Commercial Construction Management program offers a background in successful management techniques for the industry that emphasize real-world business simulations that prepare students to be effective on the job.

Along with that degree, the school also offers certificates for commercial construction building inspector, commercial construction contract administrator, commercial construction estimator, and in sustainable design and construction.