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Construction Management Minor

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Construction Professionals is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. In addition to new construction projects, a growing emphasis on retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient should create additional jobs for construction professionals. 

Given the industry demand for qualified Construction Professionals, the goal of the Construction Management Minor is to offer courses that lead to the key skills, processes and techniques required by the industry for Construction Professionals. 

The intent of the Construction Management Minor is to equip students enrolled in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Business, and Global Studies with the ability to integrate Construction Management (CM) knowledge and expertise to their chosen fields of study as stipulated following:

  • Civil Engineering students will benefit from having a minor in CM based on the premise that CM is an associated Civil Engineering subsector.

  • Architecture students will benefit from having a minor in CM as viewed from an interdisciplinary platform where Architects and Construction Managers share a mutual operating platform in the industry through various project delivery methods.

  • Business students will benefit from having a minor in CM as viewed from a commerce standpoint where all construction projects are directly linked to either finance, accounting, marketing, and/or management. 

  • Global study students will benefit from having a minor in CM by developing the needed skills to apply and relate to construction in developing countries through the built environment and sustainable initiatives.

Construction Management Minor Course Outline (18 units)

Complete the following:

CON205 Plan Reading and Estimating

CON205 Plan Reading and Estimating

Plan Reading & Estimating introduces student an overview of the estimating process and the terminologies involved in the industry through quantitative take-off and survey of materials and productivity standards for construction projects. Prerequisite: CON102. (3 units; Fall)

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CON210 LdrshpEnrgy&EnvDsgn&BldngInfoMdg

CON210 LdrshpEnrgy&EnvDsgn&BldngInfoMdg

Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) concepts are introduced. This course further emphases the principles, practices and applications of integrated project delivery systems, sustainable construction methods and current industry innovations as it relates to the built environment. Prerequisite: CON 102 and EGR 122. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CON210-B B Motto, Jerry Alexander 09/02/2014 Friday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Adams Business Park
C34B
Fall 2014 CON210-A A Jacobs, Gidean Francois 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Adams Business Park
B8
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CON310 Construction Materials & Methods

CON310 Construction Materials & Methods

This course explores information about construction materials and methods. The following concepts are presented in this course: (a) site investigation; (b) construction materials characteristics and costs; (c) construction methods; (d) equipment types and uses; and (e) equipment production rates and cost. Prerequisite: CON205. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CON310-A A Prigge V, Diedrich 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Adams Business Park
B8
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CON330 Construction Law & Safety

CON330 Construction Law & Safety

Construction Law & Safety introduces students to construction law, safety and health conditions as they relate to workers, supervisors, inspectors, and the public. Prerequisite: CON205. (3 units; Spring)

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CON350 Project Delivery & Contracts

CON350 Project Delivery & Contracts

This course covers construction ethics and introduces students to the various aspects of construction contracts and documentation procedures. Prerequisite: Junior status. (3 units; Spring)

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CON410 Mechanical Systems for Buildings

CON410 Mechanical Systems for Buildings

Mechanical Systems for Buildings introduces students to the fundamentals of mechanical systems contained in and necessary for the construction, operation, and maintenance of commercial buildings. Systems of primary concern will be climate control, air quality, ventilation, water supply, waste, electrical, fire protection and sustainable initiatives. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CON410-A A Prigge V, Diedrich 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Adams Business Park
B8
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