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Major: 3123
First Term: 2015 Summer   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 66-68
CIP Code: 52.2001
Occupational Area: Architecture and Construction

Instructional Council: Drafting (24)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code:


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Management degree prepares construction industry people to assume leadership and middle management positions with construction companies, architectural and engineering firms, and land developers. The program emphasizes hands-on skills in construction estimating, scheduling, communicating, supervising and managing construction personnel, equipment, and documents. Completers are prepared for entry-level positions as estimators, project managers, construction superintendents, and job-site administrators. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.



Required Courses
ARC251 Introduction to Revit 3
BLT120 Techniques of Building Inspection 3
BLT124 Designing for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 3
+ BLT126 Soil Mechanics 3
+ BLT200 Construction Management: Field Operations 3
+ BLT201 Construction Management: Office Operations 3
BLT263AK Building Codes: IBC 3
BLT263AL Building Codes: IRC 3
+ CET211 Strength of Materials 3
CNS175 Working Drawing Analysis: Blueprint Reading 3
CNS180 Building Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment 3
+ CNS205 Sustainable Construction/LEED Certification 3
GTC121 Construction Estimating I 3
+ GTC123 Construction Estimating II 3

+ MAT151 College Algebra/Functions (4) AND
+ MAT182 Plane Trigonometry (3) OR
+ MAT187 Precalculus (5) 5-7
Credits: 47-49

Program Competencies
1. Create and modify construction documents using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. (ARC251)
2. Describe various regulatory codes/agencies and their appropriate application in building inspections. (BLT120)
3. Analyze new and existing building plans for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements. (BLT124)
4. Identify and describe common soil problems, testing procedures for soil sampling, requirements for soil mixtures, drainage for specific uses, and soil reports. (BLT126)
5. Develop a construction project schedule using project scheduling techniques. (BLT200)
6. Identify unsafe or hazardous conditions on a construction site and recommend safe practices according to the applicable code. (BLT200)
7. Identify and describe skills and techniques necessary for successful management of a construction office. (BLT201)
8. Explain the required safety principles of building construction as specified in the International Building Codes (IBC) and International Residential Codes (IRC). (BLT263AK, BLT263AL)
9. Determine the responsibilities of clients, consultants, and contractors on a given project. (BLT201, GTC121)
10. Interpret construction documents and blueprints used in residential and commercial construction. (CNS175)
11. Identify and describe wood frame, concrete, and structural steel construction methods used in residential and commercial building construction. (CNS180)
12. Explain the financial impact of sustainable construction practices. (CNS205)
13. Calculate mathematical and graphical solutions to problems in beam analysis, stress, strain, shear, moment, force analysis and column design. (CET211)
14. Prepare bids for a construction project, including labor, materials, equipment, overhead, and profit. (GTC121, GTC123)
15. Use fundamental principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to solve drafting and construction problems. (MAT151, MAT182, MAT187)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 23, 2010

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