Given the industry demand for qualified construction professionals, the goal of the construction management minor (18 units) 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:

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Lower Division Requirements

 

This course will explore fundamental concepts related to the theory and practice of construction management. The course includes an overview of the construction industry, job market, common project management tools, basic materials and methods of construction, risk management challenges, sustainable operations, and leadership skills required to direct a construction company and project activities. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON105-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Engineering 119
CON105-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Engineering 221

Plan Reading and Estimating introduces students to construction plan reading and interpretation of residential and commercial projects. With a basic understanding in plan reading, students will apply estimating processes and learn cost engineering terminologies. Students will learn how to conduct quantity surveys from residential and commercial plans and understand the principles of unit price cost estimating. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON205-A
Kim, Yeesock
01/08/2024 W 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Engineering 302
CON205-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 M 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Engineering 129
CON205-A
Kim, Yeesock
01/13/2025 W 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Engineering 302

Upper Division Requirements

 

Complete 12 upper division units from the following:

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: CON 205. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON310-A
Kim, Yeesock
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engineering 104

This course introduces students to the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) both as a product and a process. BIM is a new approach to the built environment as a building project delivery platform in which digital representation of a building process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information. This course introduces students to the various benefits of improved design quality, reduction in design errors, improved field productivity, reduction in conflicts and their associated changes as it relates to manufacturing cost and time. Prerequisite: CON 215 or EGR 122. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON315-A
Lee, Jay J.
09/03/2024 M 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Engineering 129

Construction Law & Safety introduces students to construction law, safety and health conditions as they relate to workers, supervisors, inspectors, and the public. Prerequisite: CON 205. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON330-A
Li, Jiliang
01/08/2024 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Engineering 119
CON330-A
Li, Jiliang
01/13/2025 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Engineering 119

Building Structures introduces students to the types and nature of structural systems including material basics as it relates to: wood, steel, and concrete. Prerequisite: EGR 241. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON340-A
Kim, Yeesock
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engineering 119
CON340-A
Kim, Yeesock
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engineering 119

This course provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects through the application of industry standard project delivery methodologies. The course will also introduce students to various aspects of construction contracts in respect to project delivery, construction law and ethics. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON350-A
Lee, Jay J.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engineering 202
CON350-A
Lee, Jay J.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engineering 202

This course introduces students to advanced concepts in construction estimating/cost engineering, including but not limited to the creation of estimating spreadsheets and application of labor, material and equipment calculations. The use of cost estimating databases, what distinguishes between direct and indirect construction costs, bid proposal preparation and various computer applications. Prerequisite: CON 205. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON430-A
Lee, Jay J.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Engineering 129

Construction Planning and Scheduling introduces students to theory and application of construction scheduling to control the acquisition, movement, storage, utilization of workers, material, and equipment with emphasis given to the Critical Path Method (CPM). Prerequisite: CON 430. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON460-A
Lee, Jay J.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Engineering 129
CON460-A
Lee, Jay J.
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Engineering 129

This course advances student knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and piping (MEP) systems in construction. Students examine principles of code, design, and materials and methods related to the MEP trades. Student perform applied MEP exercises related to examination of plans and specifications, requests for information, submittals, shop drawings, clash detection, and construction coordination. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CON470-A
Kim, Yeesock
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engineering 104