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 (18 units)
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)
|09/05/2017||MWF||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM||Adams Business Park B8|
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)
|01/09/2018||TTh||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Adams Business Park|
Upper Division Requirements
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)
|09/05/2017||TTh||7:00 AM - 8:30 AM||Adams Business Park B8|
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)
|01/09/2018||TTh||12:15 PM - 1:45 PM||Adams Business Park|
This course covers construction ethics and introduces students to the various aspects of construction contracts and documentation procedures. Prerequisite: Junior status. (3 units; Spring)
|09/05/2017||MW||10:45 AM - 12:15 PM||Adams Business Park B28B|
|01/09/2018||TTh||8:45 AM - 10:15 AM||Adams Business Park|
This is a project-based course that provides an opportunity for students to apply developing technologies to analyze contemporary challenges in the construction industry. Students in this course will utilize building information modeling (BIM) to analyze and interpret sustainability requirements, scanning technologies to analyze quality control and document work progress, and virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) type technologies to address design challenges on construction projects. Prerequisite: CON 315. (3 units; Spring)