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2011 - 2012 General Catalog

 

 

Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management

Program Mission:

The Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management provides the graduate with knowledge and applied technical skills needed to enter and be successful in the construction field.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of Associate Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management will have demonstrated:

  1. knowledge of the properties of construction materials and knowledge and skills in the use and application of construction materials commonly used in residential and commercial construction;
  2. understanding of the major components of the construction contract, bid process, laws and regulations governing the construction industry;
  3. ability to interpret construction graphics, specifications and other documents used for the construction, modification, and repair of buildings, and to communicate graphically when required;
  4. ability to prepare a complete estimate for a residential or commercial building to arrive at a profitable bid; and the ability to manage the project delivery process, including coordination of the diverse activities found in a construction project with planning, scheduling, and fiscal control;
  5. ability to communicate effectively with design consultants to manage changes and redirection of the project as required during the construction phase; and the ability to communicate effectively with project owner, colleagues and employees; and work efficiently and effectively with other construction personnel;
  6. knowledge of fundamental skills of plan surveying;
  7. knowledge of the equilibrium mechanics of stationary bodies and the ability of a material to withstand an applied stress without failure; and
  8. knowledge of personal safety, as well as the OSHA requirements, for safety of all supervised employees on the construction project.

Specific Degree Information:

The Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management is a 63-semester hour, two-year curriculum emphasizing skills and knowledge essential for employment leading to a management position in the area of construction. The program includes training in the areas of materials and methods of construction, construction safety and OSHA requirements, contracting and laws, construction graphics and specifications, plan surveying, computerized estimating systems, statics, strengths of materials, computerized management systems, and a semester-long internship with a professional construction company. This program is designed to provide strong foundations in these areas as well as in math, physics, and English.

Required courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology and Management:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
BADM 105: General Business Administration 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
CONS 101: Materials and Methods I 3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
MATH 112: Trigonometry 3
CONS 102: Materials and Methods II 3
CONS 150: Construction Contracting and Laws 3
CONS 160: Construction Graphics and Specifications 3
PHSC 105: Elemental Physics 3
PHSC 105L: Elemental Physics Lab 1
    16
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
CONS 200: Sustainable Construction Science 3
BADM 108: Finance 3
CONS 140: Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards 3
CONS 210: Construction Surveying and Lab 3
CONS 220: Construction Estimating 3
CONS 220L: Construction Estimating Lab 1
    16
     
Second Semester Hours
POSC 202: State and Local Government 3
CONS 230: Statics and Strengths of Materials 3
CONS 250: Construction Management 3
CONS 250L: Construction Management Lab 1
CONS 280: Construction Management Internship 3
  Humanities Elective 3
    16
     
Total credit hours 63
 
The graduate requirements for Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Library Skills is satisfied by Associate of Applied Science Construction Technology and Management graduates completing CONS 101, CONS 102, CONS 150, and CONS 250. Note that this substitution is only allowed for students graduating in the Associate of Applied Science Construction Technology and Management."

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