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Construction Management Program

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

The degree will prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in the field . Upon completion of a baccalaureate degree, they will have the necessary skills and knowledge to enter careers in construction, operation and/ or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure . Graduates of this program will have technical and analysis skills from consideration of complex projects and systems that will position them for success in many fields.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to acquiring the general education competencies, upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Interpret and effectively utilize construction and construction-related documents including reference materials, contracts and specifications.
  2. Understand and conduct quantity take-off processes using manual mathematical models/techniques and takeoff software.
  3. Estimate construction costs for bidding and other purposes and assess the appropriateness of various construction methods, materials and environmental systems in specific situations.
  4. Understand the theory and use of construction tools and/or equipment, including those related to surveying, testing and measurement.
  5. Demonstrate manual and computer drafting skills.
  6. Display the knowledge and skills required in the planning and management of a construction project including use of project software.
  7. Identify and resolve problems related to aspects of construction management.
Course of Study¹
FIRST SEMESTER (15 Credits)
Credits
Intro to Software Applications
3
101 Composition
3
— —
Humanities/Fine arts elective
3
Construction Graphics/Quantity Takeoff
3
Computer-aided Drafting/Lab
3
SECOND SEMESTER (16 Credits)
Composition and Literature
3
Building Construction Systems
3
† — —
History elective
3
Trigonometry
3
General Chemistry I
4
THIRD SEMESTER (16 Credits)
— —
Humanities/Fine arts elective
3
Principles of Financial Accounting
4
Construction Estimating
3
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
General Psychology I
3
FOURTH SEMESTER (16 Credits)
Surveying
4
Construction Project Management
3
Environmental Systems
3
Principles of Microeconomics
3
Principles of Management
3
Total Credits
63
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met
^ All CTC courses are only offered once a year in the term (Fall or Spring) marked.

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The degree will prepare students for immediate employment in entry level jobs in the industry . Graduates of the program will acquire basic knowledge and skills in administrative procedures, resource management and construction processes for building and heavy construction as well as the ability to utilize construction documents for quantity take-offs, to participate in construction job-site office meetings and to provide related documentation and correspondence .

Learning Outcomes

In addition to acquiring general education competencies, upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Interpret and effectively utilize construction and construction-related documents including reference materials, contracts, specifications, codes and ordinances.
  2. Understand and conduct quantity take-off processes using manual mathematical models/techniques and takeoff software.
  3. Estimate construction costs for bidding and other purposes and assess the appropriateness of various construction methods, materials and environmental systems in specific situations.
  4. Understand the theory and use of construction tools and/or equipment, including those related to surveying, testing and measurement.
  5. Demonstrate manual and computer drafting skills.
  6. Display the knowledge and skills required in the planning and management of a construction project including use of project software.
  7. Identify and resolve problems related to aspects of construction management.
Course of Study¹
FIRST SEMESTER (15 Credits)
Credits
Intro to Software Applications
3
101 Composition
3
Intermediate Algebra
3
Construction Graphics/Quantity Takeoff
3
Computer-aided Drafting/Lab
3
SECOND SEMESTER (15 Credits)
Composition and Literature
3
Building Construction Systems
3
Applied Calculus
3
— —
Humanities/Fine arts elective
3
— —
Technical Elective
3
THIRD SEMESTER (16 Credits)
Contracts and Specifications
3
Principles of Financial Accounting
4
Construction Estimating
3
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
— —
technical elective
3
FOURTH SEMESTER (16/17 Credits)
Surveying
4
Construction Project Management
3
Environmental Systems
3
Business Internship
3
— —
Science elective
3/4
Total Credits
62/63
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met
^ All CTC courses are only offered once a year in the term (Fall or Spring) marked.

Technical Electives:

  • ARC*229 Structures
  • ARC*205 Advanced CAD
  • ARC*108 Building Materials
  • ARC*223 Blueprint Reading
  • ARC*227 Codes and Ordinances

Members of Carpenter's Union may be able to receive credit for previous work done in union training programs


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