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Construction Management

Program Description

The Construction Management degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in some aspect of construction supervision. Basic carpentry skills include laying footings and foundations, framing, roofing, and interior and exterior finishing. Management skills include principles of accounting, construction drafting, code review, scheduling, and contracting. Program graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Management.

Nature of the Work

Construction managers plan, direct, coordinate, and budget a wide variety of construction projects, including the building of all types of residential, commercial, and industrial structures, roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, and schools and hospitals. Construction managers may supervise an entire project or just part of one.They schedule and coordinate all design and construction processes, including the selection, hiring, and oversight of specialty trade contractors, such as carpentry, plumbing, or electrical, but they usually do not do any actual construction of the structure.

Employment

Construction managers held 551,000 jobs in 2008.About 61 percent were self-employed, many as owners of general or specialty trade construction firms. Most salaried construction managers were employed in the construction industry—11 percent by specialty trade contractor businesses (for example, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical contractors), 10 percent in nonresidential building construction, and 7 percent in residential building construction. Others were employed by architectural, engineering, and related services firms.

Job Outlook

Employment of construction managers is projected to increase by 17 percent during the 2008–18 decade, faster than average for all occupations. Construction managers will be needed as the level and variety of construction activity expands, but at a slower rate than in the past. Modest population and business growth will result in new and renovated construction of residential dwellings, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and other structures that require construction managers.A growing emphasis on making buildings more energy efficient should create additional jobs for construction managers involved in retrofitting buildings. In addition, the need to replace portions of the Nation’s infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and water and sewer pipes, along with the need to increase energy supply lines, will further increase demand for construction managers.

Earnings

Median annual wages of salaried construction managers in May 2008 were $79,860.The middle 50 percent earned between $60,650 and $107,140.The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $47,000, and the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $145,920.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Construction Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ ocos192.htm


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Construction Management Degree (72 hrs)
core courses
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
Select courses from list below for min of 3 cr:
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology
(3)
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
(3)
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics
(3)
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3
Select courses from list below for min of 3 cr:
ENGL 1102 Literature and Composition
(3)
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
(3)
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation
(3)
An additional 3 cr. must be taken from Area I, II, III or IV. See your advisor for a tracking sheet with course selections for each area.
 
Construction Management
occupational courses
COFC 1000 Safety
2
COFC 1010 Introduction to Construction
2
COFC 1020 Professional Tool Use & Safety
3
COFC 1030 Materials and Fasteners
2
COFC 1050 Constr Print Reading Fund
3
CARP 1070 Site Layout Footing&Foundation
3
CARP 1105 Floor and Wall Framing
4
CARP 1110 Ceiling&Roof Framing Covering
6
CARP 1112 Exterior Finishes and Trim
4
CARP 1114 Interior Finishers I
5
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
ACCT 1100 Financial Accounting I
4
CMTT 2010 Residential Estimating Review
3
CMTT 2020 Construction Drafting I
3
CMTT 2050 Residential Code Review
3
CMTT 2130 Computerized Constr. Scheduling
3
CMTT 2170 Construction Contracting
4
 


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Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

COMPASS SCORES
Min. Scores
Writing
Reading
Pre-Algebra
Algebra
Degree
62
81
N/A
37
Diploma



Instructors & Faculty

Barnette, Wayne