Construction Management


The Construction Management Program offers both an Associate of Science Degree and a Certificate of Achievement.

The only difference between the Degree and the Certificate is the completion of the college’s general education requirements. The Degree is 33 program units + 27 general education units (for a total of 60 units) and the Certificate is 33 program units.
 
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Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement: Construction Management Technology
 
The Construction Management Technology program is designed to prepare students with the foundation needed to meet the current technological requirements of the construction workplace. The program has two tracks:one for those interested in transfer to a four-year college or university to major in Construction Engineering Technology or Construction Management; the other option is for those students already employed in the construction industry or who plan to enter the industry after completion of a certificate or associate degree. The certificate and associate degree curriculum provides students with the industry identified skill competencies for entry into the field.
 
Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in construction management.
 
Program Requirements
Units Required: 33
 
CONST-101
Introduction to Construction and Construction Engineering | 2.0 units
CONST-102
Construction Management Principles | 3.0 units
CONST-103
Blueprint Reading for Construction | 3.0 units
CONST-104
The Construction Process - Planning and Scheduling | 3.0 units
CONST-105
Construction Estimating Principles | 3.0 units
CONST-106
Survey of Construction Contracts and Laws | 3.0 units
CONST-108
Introduction to Construction Inspection and Codes | 2.0 units
SURV-101
Introduction to Land Surveying | 4.0 units
 
Plus ten units from the following: (A minimum of one unit must be completed in CWE-188CNST).
ARCHT-110
Architectural Drafting | 3.0 units
ARCHT-140
Materials and Methods of Construction | 3.0 units
BUS-101
Bookkeeping and Accounting | 5.0 units
CWE-188CNST
Cooperative Work Experience Education | 1.0 - 4.0 units
MFGT-090
Measurements and Computations | 3.0 units
 






  Course Descriptions

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CONST-101 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
2.0 units
| 36 hours lecture

Introduction to the construction industry, the building design process, the construction project process, and roles and responsibilities of those involved: clients, architects, engineers, contractors, project managers, technicians, sub-contractors, suppliers, regulatory agencies, bankers, lawyers and the public. Includes an overview of careers in construction.

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CONST-102 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces construction management principles, practices, and methods used to produce a quality construction project. Topics include roles and responsibilities, delivery methods, human relations, project monitoring and control, contract documents, management styles, safety, general project administration, and computer-aided construction management.

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CONST-103 BLUEPRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION
3.0 units | 36 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Provides skills in reading, interpreting, analyzing, and visualizing construction drawings and specifications prepared by architects and engineers, emphasizing reading and extracting information from detailed drawings for both residential and commercial construction. 

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CONST-104 THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS - PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces the fundamental concepts used in planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects including software applications. Introduces diagrams, precedence networks, resources, time assignment and computations, the Critical Path Method (CPM), monitoring and updating.

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CONST-105 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PRINCIPLES
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Prerequisite: CONST-103
Introduces methods and practices related to construction estimating, including quantities and costs of materials, labor and management as well as miscellaneous items related to construction costs. Course requires print reading knowledge and introduces basic scheduling concepts in relation to estimating. May include computer program applications.

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-106 SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND LAWS
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Introduces the basics of construction contracts, including typical contract terms and conditions, and formation, administration and interpretation of contracts. Introduces laws and regulations applying to construction, including license laws for contractors and design professionals, mechanics liens, stop notices, labor regulations, safety and CalOSHA, SWPPP, and environmental issues.

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CONST-108 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION AND CODES
2.0 units | 36 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: ARCHT-140 or CONST-103
Introduces construction inspection, and the function, responsibilities, authority and technical requirements related to construction, including state building code
requirements for residential and non-residential construction.

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SURV 1
01 INTRODUCTION TO LAND SURVEYING

4.0 units
| 54 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Recommended Preparation: MATH-070 & MATH-083
Presents the fundamentals of land surveying, field practice, and calculations. Includes equipment and equipment use, horizontal, vertical, angular measurements; error, traversing, leveling and stadia. Also covers the history of and careers in surveying.