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Online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure

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Earn an online bachelors degree in construction management and critical infrastructure. Take the lead on project management, cybersecurity and unmanned systems used in the construction industry.

With an online bachelors degree in construction management and critical infrastructure, you'll bring a unique skill set and understanding to your role in the construction industry. You'll graduate prepared to manage a variety of construction projects, from the field or home office. At the same time, your enhanced IT skills in cybersecurity make you uniquely qualified to handle the nation's critical infrastructure. Protecting physical buildings, industrial plants, transportation – as well as the computer networks that remotely operate these facilities – is crucial to our society and the way we live. Finally, you’ll complete an unmanned systems course. You can also add a minor in unmanned systems, which makes you able to obtain your FAA Part 107 license to operate commercial uses of drones weighing less than 55 pounds.

The construction industry is huge – both in the United States and internationally – and experiences year-to-year growth in needs and employment opportunities. As one of the largest parts of the U.S. economy, many types of construction projects directly overlap with the Department of Homeland Security’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors. This includes the construction and protection of facilities such as water and wastewater treatment facilities, power plants, oil refineries, manufacturing facilities, chemical facilities, transportation sector, nuclear industry, dams, commercial facilities, communications structures, defense bases and hospitals. 

Why Capitol?

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Our location puts you in the heart of the action.

The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find internships and high-paying jobs.

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Our classes are taught by working professionals.

The construction management field is undergoing rapid change in light of emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Whatever type of resource you need - a way to improve your math skills, a place to exercise, help with a job search or a disability - we have facilities and personnel ready to help.

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Key Faculty

Gary Burke

Gary Burke

Program Director of the Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure Program

Gary Burke has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Building Science from Auburn University.  He has extensive experience in business operations and management, commercial and residential construction, real estate and land development, residential and commercial property.  Professor Burke has a passion for education and has mentored hundreds of students in the construction management field.  

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Dr. Ron Martin

Dr. Ron Martin

Professor of Practice: Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, and Access and Identity Management

Through his consultancy, Dr. Ron Martin maintains professional relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He served as a board of directors for-profit and non-profit organizations. Dr. Martin retired from the United States (U. S.) Army in 1999 and the U. S. Government in 2011. In between his tours of Federal Service, he served five years as a civilian police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his Federal Service, he served with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services as the program director for the development and implementation of the department’s Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Program.

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

President

Dr. Sims has always been involved with technology starting with receiving a Commodore 64 for his birthday and teaching himself basic programming to do more with the Commodore 64.  He went on to obtain a BS in Building Construction Management from Purdue University and worked coast to coast in the United States and briefly in Europe in the project management area of industrial construction and by default of his experience with technology being involved with the computer systems as well at each company.  Later, he went back to Higher Education to obtain an MS in Building Construction from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University that lead him to his first position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.  As he moved to different universities, he advanced in the administrative positions becoming a Department Head, Dean, Chief Academic Officer, and President.  Now at Capitol Technology University, he is bringing together his background in construction and technology along with Capitol Tech’s strong cybersecurity to build the first degree programs in Critical Infrastructure design to help protect the nation.  This is an area of special interest to Dr. Sims as he sees the needs of those protecting are critical infrastructure from cyber attacks to also understand how these facilities operate to better defend against such attacks.

Career Opportunities

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The Capitol Commitment

We’ve created a game plan to make sure you find a job upon graduation. Learn more.

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Market Demand Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure

  • 82% of our graduates have a job or enter graduate school 90 days after commencement
  • The average salary for graduates with this degree is $75,000

Careers in the Construction Industry:

  • With the Construction Management Focus:
    • Superintendent
    • Project Manager
    • Estimator
    • Construction Manager
    • Safety Director
    • Risk Manger
  • With the IT and Cybersecurity Focus:
    • BIM/CAD Manager
    • Network Administrator
    • Programmer/Analyst
    • IT Director
    • MIS Director
    • Information Security Manager
  • With the UAS (Unmanned Autonomous Systems) Focus:
    • Pilot
    • Construction Inspector
    • Field Technology Manager

The 16 Sectors of Critical Infrastructure

Why has the U.S. government designated 16 sectors of critical infrastructure? Because these sectors need cybersecurity, and other forms of protection, so we can maintain our lives.

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Degree Details


The online bachelor of science in construction management and critical infrastructure is a total of 121 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, and English and social science courses.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in Fall 2020 and continuing through Summer 2021:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
  • Standard rate $450 per credit, plus fees
  • Partnership rate $350 per credit, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $746 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

For 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.

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