Building Construction Management Technology

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Building Construction Management Technology

Associate of Science Degree in Building Construction Management Technology

Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: 410-347-7700.

This program prepares students to become professional contractors-managers of the construction process. The program emphasizes the management aspect of the people, money, machines, and materials with which structures are built. It stresses production rather than design, and management rather than craft skills.

Graduates are prepared to work for all types of construction firms: residential, commercial, industrial, highway, heavy, mechanical, electrical and specialty. Graduates also are prepared for work in both field and office environments. Experienced graduates fill positions such as job superintendent, estimator, scheduler, cost analyst, project manager and company executive. Graduates of this program may continue their education toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology.

Graduates of this program will be able to satisfy the objectives described below. These objectives satisfy the requirements for ABET/TAC accredited programs.

  1. Have developed deep understanding sufficient to enter in the construction industry and continue advancement in it or in any related field, including surveying and construction contract documentation.

  2. Have the necessary technical skills to evaluate materials and methods for construction projects.

  3. Possess the required skills to utilize modern surveying instruments and methods for site analysis and construction layouts

  4. Have the knowledge and mathematical skills for determining forces & stresses in elementary structural systems.

  5. Shall understand the basics of the material and labor components of construction as well as the professional, ethical, and social responsibilities involved in construction estimating. Have the knowledge and ability to determine quantities of materials and expenses involved in installing them. Students shall be able to prepare a construction estimate using an estimating software package.

  6. Have the ability to use specialized software to solve technical problems.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

Freshman Year

First Semester

3

ART

29900

Plans and Specifications

2

BCM

10000

Introduction to Construction

3

CGT

11000

Technical Graphics Communications

3

CNIT

12700

Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition I

3

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

17 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

ART

15000

Architectural Construction I

3

BCM

23500

Construction Materials & Systems

3

CET

16000

Statics

3

CGT

29000

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

3

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

3

MA

15400

Algebra and Trigonometry II

18 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

3

BCM

11200

Construction Surveying Fundamentals

3

BCM

27000

Materials and Estimates

3

CET

26000

Strength of Materials

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

MA

22300

Introductory Analysis I

15 Semester Credits

Fourth Semester

3

BCM

21200

Construction Layout

3

CET

26600

Materials Testing

3

MA

22400

Introductory Analysis II

3

MGMT

20000

Introductory Accounting

4

PHYS

22000

General Physics I

16 Semester Credits

Total credits required for associate degree: 66

Note to students pursuing the Bachelor of Science Degree:

See Construction Engineering and Management Technology plan of study.