Construction Management

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
 

    Units
CONST-101 Introduction to Construction and Construction Engineering 2.0
CONST-102 Construction Management Principles 3.0
CONST-103 Blue Print Reading for Construction 3.0
CONST-104 The Construction Process - Planning and Scheduling 3.0
CONST-105 Construction Estimating Principles 3.0
CONST-106 Construction Law Survey 3.0
CONST-108 Introduction to Construction Inspection and Codes 2.0
SURV-101 Introduction to Land Surveying 4.0
     
Plus ten units from the following: (A minimum of one unit must be completed in CWE-188CNST)
     
ARCHT-110 Architectural Drafting I 3.0 3.0
ARCHT-140 Materials and Methods of Construction 3.0
BUS-101 Bookkeeping and Accounting 5.0
CWE-188CNST Cooperative Work Experience Education 1.0 - 4.0


Certificate of Achievement: Building Inspection

The Building Inspection option is designed to prepare students to meet entry-level requirements for employment in the building inspection profession. The course work prepares students to take Code certification exams typically required for employment. Inspectors are employed by government agencies, private companies, contractors and lending institutions. Inspectors observe, evaluate, judge and enforce laws and regulations pertaining to building construction. The inspector is required to have a broad base of knowledge in all components of construction including plan reading, specification interpretation, and legal requirements.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required to interpret California construction codes and apply them to building and construction applications.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 18
 

    Units
CONST-103 Blue Print Reading for Construction 3.0
CONST-108 Introduction to Construction Inspection and Codes 2.0
CONST-109 California Building Code 3.0 3.0
CONST-120 California Mechanical Code 3.0 3.0
CONST-122 California Plumbing Code 3.0 3.0
CONST-124 California Electrical Code 3.0 3.0
     
A minimum of one unit from the following:  
     
CWE-188CNST Cooperative Work Experience Education 1.0 - 4.0


CONST 101 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
Units: 2.00
CSU 36.00 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.


CONST 102 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Principles of management as they pertain to the construction industry. Topics include licensing, insurance, construction accounting, bidding, contracts, scheduling, safety, and community relations. Also covers leadership/supervisory skills and employer/employee relationships.


CONST 103 BLUE PRINT READING FOR CONSTRUCTION
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 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.


CONST 104 THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS - PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents the concepts used in planning, scheduling and control of construction projects. Use of graphic charts and the Critical Path Method (CPM) are featured. Includes program evaluation and review techniques (PERT), time assignment and computation, diagramming practices, monitoring, and updating.


CONST 105 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PRINCIPLES
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 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. May include computer program applications.


CONST 106 CONSTRUCTION LAW SURVEY
Units: 3.00
54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the legal aspects of construction industry, including the issues relating to contract formation, administration, interpretation and enforcement. Provides an introduction to California Contractor's License Law and licensing requirements, mechanics' lien laws, stop notices, attachment and collection techniques, and a comparison of arbitration and litigation processes.


CONST 108 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION AND CODES
Units: 2.00
CSU 36.00 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.


CONST 109 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Focuses on California building code requirements for residential and non-residential construction as they pertain to the building inspection process.


CONST 120 CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: CONST-108

Interprets and applies the Uniform Mechanical Code as it applies to construction and maintenance in the State.


CONST 122 CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Introduces the Uniform Plumbing Code. Review of provisions of the Code and interpretation of construction documents, construction procedures and inspection procedures.


CONST 124 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: CONST-108
Introduces the Uniform Electrical Code. Review of provisions of the Code and interpretation of construction documents, construction procedures and inspection procedures.


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