College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Edward Boucher, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the retention rate of the Cal Poly Granite Heavy Civil Minor program. This program began in 2020, with the first cohort graduating in Spring of 2022. Throughout the past two years, there have been several students who have joined the program, however they have decided to no longer pursue the minor. Through personal conversations, personal experience, as well as a survey directed to both construction management and civil engineering students, it was identified that scheduling concerns seemed to be a primary factor that was creating apprehensiveness in students. The survey showed that 95% of students believe that an updated flowchart in conjunction with a class supporting document would be beneficial and would assist with scheduling conflicts. After analyzing the survey, two separate deliverables were created; these deliverables consisted of two flowcharts and a supporting classes document with information on the eight minor specific classes to be taken. It is hoped that these documents will be used as a tool for construction management students experiencing scheduling issues after joining the program. These documents will provide increased clarity and aid on these issues and will increase the retention of students in the program.

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