Construction Management - Plan of Study

Construction Technologies - Construction Management

Associate in Applied Science (90 credit hours)

Departmental Requirements: 63 credit hours
Construction Technology (54 credit hours)
CNS 1111 Introduction to Construction
Study targets the general concepts, ideas, history and relationships of the construction trade, including employment opportunities, job descriptions, general safety and standards. Theory. Offered in the fall and spring semesters.
CNS 1113 Construction Materials & Procedures
The latest information on materials, systems and methods used in the construction industry. It is formatted around the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) 16 divisions. Also strengthens the skills the student has gained in the College Cornerstone experience. Includes a Career Cornerstone experience emphasizing networking with professional and student organizations, continues to develop the students Career Passport, and gives students the opportunity to have career shadowing experience with the experts in the field. Theory/Lab. Offered in the fall and spring semesters.
CNS 1123 Field Engineering I
The principles and procedures of site layout to include establishing grades for bulk excavation, building pads, site drainage, site utilities and site improvement are examined. Also includes extensive use of the transit level, builder’s level and laser. Theory/Lab. Offered in the fall and spring semesters.
CNS 1263 Construction Blueprints and Specifications
The study of the symbolic language and different components of blueprints including floor plan elevations and details for the Architectural and M.E.P. drawings. Also includes the study of the specifications and their relation to building projects. Theory/Lab. Offered in the spring semester.
CNS 1213 Construction Safety
Job site construction safety and current OSHA standards for the construction industry are studied and applied. Theory. Offered in the summer semester.
CNS 1223 Field Engineering II
Techniques and procedures of construction project layout is emphasized, including linear and angular measurements, erection of batter boards and other layout reference points for interior and exterior layout. Assignments involve the use of construction plans and specifications. Theory/ Lab. Prerequisite: CNS 1123. Offered in the spring and summer semesters.
CNS 1303 Estimating I
Quantity take-off with emphasis on excavation, concrete, masonry, structural steel, rough carpentry, H.M./wood doors with hardware and miscellaneous specialty items are studied. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: MATH 1513, CNS 1113, CNS 1202. Offered in the summer semester.
CNS 1333 Field Engineering III
An introduction and application of plans surveying procedures and field problems related to linear and angular measurements, including coordinate geometry, differential leveling and topographic surveys. Application of theory involves the use of modern survey equipment including Total Stations and Data Collectors. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: CNS 1223, MATH 1613. Offered in the spring semester.
CNS 2123 Soils in Construction
Students learn properties and applications of soils and how they relate to certain construction operations. Laboratory testing exercises provide hands-on practice of basic principles and procedures.  Theory/Lab.  Prerequisites: CNS 1123 and MATH 1513.  Offered in the summer semester.
CNS 2403 Project Scheduling
Project schedules are developed, which include bar method and the (CPM) critical path method. Selected assignments require computer utilization. Shop drawings and material submittals scheduling are also included. Theory. Prerequisite: CNS 1303, CNS 2432. Offered in the spring semester.
CNS 2413 Mechanical Systems
An in-depth examination is made of mechanical systems as to identification, application and function. Emphasis is placed on plumbing, heating, cooling, air distribution and ventilation systems. Theory/Lab. Offered in the summer and fall semesters.
CNS 2432 Construction Documents and Shop Drawing Review
A study of the submittal process, which includes reviewing specifications for items that need to be submitted, creating a submittal tracking log and the checking of submittals. Closeout process, which includes as-builts, warranties and owner manuals are covered, Course also covers the division zero and one specifications as they relate to bidding, bonds, insurance and the general conditions. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: CNS 1113, CNS 1202, CS 1013. Offered in the fall semester.
CNS 2543 Concrete Construction
Reinforced concrete construction techniques, including forming systems, concrete placement and finishing are covered, with an emphasis on slabs, walls, beams, columns, curb and gutter, bridge and highway construction. Pre-case and tilt-up systems are also included. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: CNS 1113. Offered in the summer semester.
CNS 2683 Construction Management Capstone Experience
Designed for the graduating student, this course includes the fundamental theories and strategies of construction management and administration. It expands the concepts presented in previous construction course work through simulation and actual problem resolution practice. The student completes his/her Career Passport, exit assessment instruments and other graduation requirements. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: CNS 1213, CNS 2403, BLD 2303 and at least one Internship. Offered in the summer semester.
CNS 2693 Principles of Construction Management
Students study construction management principles and techniques and learn the application of these principles through lecture, case studies and laboratory experiences. Topics covered include planning, organizing, staffing, directing, cost and risk control, subcontractor management, purchasing and project start up and close out procedures for a commercial construction project. Theory. Prerequisite: CNS 2432. Offered in the spring semester.
 
CNS 2806 Construction Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows the students to utilize and refine skills learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with the industry standards and supervised by construction contractors and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisite: Departmental approval and an Institution GPA of 2.5 or greater.
CNS 2906 Construction Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows students to utilize and refine skills learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with the industry standards and supervised by construction contractors and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisite: CNS 1303, CNS 2403, CNS 2432, departmental approval and an Institution GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Building Construction (9 credit hours)

BLD 2303 Estimating II
Extensive use is made of contract documents for quantity take off, pricing and bid preparation. Students also learn the development of unit labor and material prices, output and production, methods of approximate estimating and how subcontractors and material suppliers bid and give quotations. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: CNS 1303 AND CS 1013. Offered in the fall semester.
BLD 2503 Wall & Roof Systems
Techniques of exterior and interior wall construction, including structural steel framing, metal buildings, wood masonry and other wall systems. Other specific roof systems include steel joist, metal deck, wood trusses, tee-slabs, roof insulation, built-up roofing, shingles and metal roofing systems. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: CNS 1113, CNS 1202, CNS 1223. Offered in the fall semester.
BLD 2513 Interior Finishes & Specialties
Interior finishes for walls and ceiling systems is featured, as well as specialty items including: trim, finish hardware, millwork, doors and frames. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: CNS 1113, CNS 1202, CNS 1223. Offered in the fall semester.
   
General Education Requirements: 24 credit hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.
English (6 credit hours)
ENGL 1033 Technical Writing I
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing II or
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
History (3 credit hours)
HIST 1483 U. S. History To 1865 or
HIST 1493 U. S. History Since 1865
Mathematics (6 credit hours)
MATH 1513 College Algebra
MATH 1613 Trigonometry
Philosophy (3 credit hours)
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Political Science (3 credit hours)
POLS 1113 U. S. Government
Speech (3 credit hours)
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
Interdepartmental Requirements: 3 credit hours
General Technologies (3 credit hours)
CS 1013 Computer Literacy and Applications