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Construction Management

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Certificate Program
Program Coordinator: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415

The objective of the Construction Management Certificate program is to provide students desiring a career in the construction industry with entry-level skills. This two-semester certificate program introduces students to a broad range of courses required for basic performance in offices which support the construction industry, including construction companies, architecture and engineering firms. Course subjects include drafting, computer-aided design, building codes, etc. In addition students will gain exposure to the principal concepts of accounting and management.

Additionally, students will attain entry level knowledge in drafting, AutoCad™, construction materials and documents, codes, computer applications, and principles of accounting and management. Students completing this certificate will be qualified for employment with construction and development firms, architects, engineers and product suppliers, along with being prepared to transfer into universities offering bachelor degrees in construction management. Students must have ENG* K101 competency equivalent to complete certificate.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

 

Course ID Title of Course Credits
SEMESTER I    
ARC* K108° Building Materials 3
ARC* K135/K135L° Construction Graphics and Lab 3
CAD* K106 Computer-Aided Drafting I 1
CAD* K107 Computer-Aided Drafting I Lab 2
ENG* K101° Composition 3
__________ Directed Elective (see program coordinator) 3
  TOTAL 15
SEMESTER II    
ARC* K227 Building Codes and Ordinances 3
CTC* K120 Fundamentals of Construction Management 3
CTC* K229° Construction Estimating 3
MAT* K137° Intermediate Algebra 3
__________ Directed Elective (Please select from the following courses: ARC* K102, ARC* K137, ARC* K221, ARC* K241) 3
TOTAL 15
GRAND TOTAL 30

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 

 

Construction Management, Certificate
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. attain mastery of the basic skill sets required for entry level in construction management.

  2. provide an education that integrates a core curriculum with construction industry theory, technical background and application elements (for students who will seek advanced and professional training).

  3. expand opportunities in the drafting and graphics fields (for those with previous experience in allied areas).

  4. become competent in the specific traditional and computer drafting skills required in today's construction industry.

  5. demonstrate and apply skills necessary for task management and scheduling.

  6. become familiar and productive with industry standard software applications.

  7. provide sufficient depth of understanding of construction means, method and assemblies.

  8. adopt and understanding that life-long learning and intellectual growth is an integral part of a career in construction technology due to ever-evolving components and systems.

  9. demonstrate workplace skills related to the occupation, including but not limited to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment and demonstrating workplace ethics and teamwork.

  10. apply knowledge of theory and safety to accomplish tasks related to the occupation.

  11. identify and use appropriate tools, such as testing and measurement equipment to accomplish tasks related to the occupation.

  12. use current reference and training materials from accepted industry publications and standards to accomplish tasks related to the occupation.