Program Type: Career Program

Program Total: 60 Credits

Program Description

The Construction Management Program acquaints students with management/business operations and knowledge of the practices and procedures related to construction technologies. Technical coursework will acquaint students with various building materials, codes and regulations, types of fabrication, and methods of construction. Technical problem solving will be stressed. Business and management coursework will teach basic business structures and concepts as well as contemporary management practices. Avenues for employment include general contracting, specialty contracting, construction supervision, equipment and material suppliers, construction services, and/or regulatory agencies. Graduates of the program are prepared to earn a bachelor's degree in construction management programs at four-year institutions such as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. All credits earned in the certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. program.

Graduates of the Construction Management Program will be able to:

  • Interpret plans and specifications for a construction project.
  • Estimate material and labor costs for a construction project.
  • Schedule a construction project.
  • Apply organizational, technological, planning, and financial tools in construction project management.
  • Utilize effective communication, decision making, and leadership skills in solving problems on a job site
Required Courses

PAS-1000 First Year Experience Credits: 1 (Institutional Requirement)

CSM-1460 Construction Methods and Materials Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

INT-1010 Introduction to Information Technology Credits: 3 (Computer Literacy Institutional Requirement)

MAT-1130 Mathematical Ideas Credits: 3 (Mathematics General Education Requirement)

SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement)

CSM-2470 Construction Planning and Scheduling Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

EGL-1340 Writing About Technical Topics Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

CSM-1450 Construction Management I Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

CSM-1830 Construction Blueprint Reading Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

COM-1010 Foundations of Communication Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Requirement)

CSM-1510 Residential Construction Management Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

CSM-2410 Communication and Computers in Construction Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

CSM-2480 Construction Estimating Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

ENT-1600 Introduction to CAD with AutoCAD Credits: 3 (Program Elective) or

ENT-1680 Revit Architecture and BIM Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

NTR-1010 Introductory Nutrition Credits: 3 (General Education Requirement Science, No lab)

ACC-1030 Accounting for Managers Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

CSM-1850 Construction Quality Control Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

CSM-2310 Construction Entrepreneurship Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

CSM-2610 Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems Credits: 3 (Program Elective)

CSM-2900 Construction Enterprise Project Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

Transferability

Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution's catalog to select transferable courses.
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